(Closed) cake topper — keeping the glitter off the cake

posted 8 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
1340 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

There are food safe shellac/varnish somewhere in the world. Your best bet would be to try a craft store with a wood section like A.C. Moore’s or a Home Depot. They are usually a wealth of knowlege for me everytime I walk in the door. My cake topper is being handmade and is covered in glitter. The Etsy artist has found some kind spray that is both foodsafe and will keep the glitter off the cake.

Peacock Monogram Topper



Post # 4
1144 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@swanks4tw:I’m not sure but I think if you go to Hobby Lobby and ask them they may be able to find you somthing. IMO I wouldn’t care if I accidently ate some glitter it doesn’t seem like a big deal. It’s not going to hurt you.

Post # 5
375 posts
Helper bee

Two options: Shellac, as mentioned, several good coats and you should be safe, OR place the birds on a small round of covered cardboard or pastic as a base to catch any glitter drifts.

Actually, I’d probably do both just to be certain (I was pretty picky about placing non-edible items directly onto icing back when I was a cake decorator).

Post # 6
5789 posts
Bee Keeper

Can you attach them to any kind of lightweight base? Ask your baker for a recommendation too. I agree that a little glitter won’t hurt anyone.

Sorry…the post above pretty much said the same thing.

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