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« on: May 29, 2012 03:08:07 PM »

Hello everyone. I have recently (and happily) become engaged. I plan on most of the wedding being DIY (and my fiance agrees that it'll be better and funner for us to make most of the stuff) and that includes our cake toppers that we plan on making to look like little kitties.
However I was wondering is it safe to put clay on top of the cake? I plan on using fimo clay to make the cats and I'm not sure if it's safe for the cake or not. Thanks!
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« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2012 06:03:27 PM »

I'm not sure.  You could always get a little plate of glass, plastic, or even cardboard to play under them to be on the safe side.  I've even used plain old saran wrap on the bottom of things I weren't sure were food safe.
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« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2012 01:28:32 AM »

I second Larissa-Rasputin's suggestions. Especially if you want to keep the toppers. Otherwise I'd suggest that you sculpt them in sugar paste.
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« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2012 06:52:53 AM »

Polymer clay is not food safe. It's not toxic, but it is not approved food safe by the FDA.  Larissa-Rasputin's idea is a good one. You can make the base small enough so it won't show if that would be best for your design. As long as the clay is not touching the food, you're good to go!
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« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2012 03:39:08 PM »

Thank you for the suggestions! I'm glad I didn't just throw them on the cake now.
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