Most people I know eat fondant.
Lots of people seem very worried about the small amounts of DD being consumed and I'm not saying they shouldn't be but I would be curious to know how many are using shortening/margarines in their buttercreams which are full of trans fats from hydrogenisation and which are extremely bad for peoples health.
So now we're comparing shards of plastic to actual food. Okay, while we're at it,
*Let's add that the cholesterol and saturated fat in butter will do your heart in (don't know why people harp on margarine like butter is not as effective at causing coronary artery disease). http://my.clevelandclinic.org/heart/prevention/askdietician/margarine.aspx And for the record I'm a butter fan... the high fat European style butter for that matter.
*All that powdered sugar? Diabetes waiting to happen.
*And the food coloring in Red velvet? Your liver is shot.
See where this is going? Cake has a very small spot in a "healthy" diet and should be consumed in moderation but please let's not get carried away with comparing actual food with non-food materials.
Edited by vgcea - 1/4/13 at 1:27am