Post # 1
Alright, so the wedding is in 5 days (yay!) and we have put off the purchase of a cake topper until now (boo!)
We had planned on just buying one of the monogram cake toppers from Hobby Lobby, but when we looked at them last weekend they were all badly tarnished 🙁 So I thought before we went somewhere else to look I would search HL for an alternative topper. I ended up finding (and falling in love with) two sparkly dove ornaments in the Christmas section. They are so breathtakingly beautiful and fit so beautifully with the bird theme I have going. My problem is, they’re covered in glitter. This actually didn’t bother me but Fiance and both of our parents are horrified at the idea of someone accidentally eating glitter lol. I don’t feel like it’s a big deal but apparently I’m not understanding the horrors of eating glitter 😛 So I’m trying to find a way to make this work. Have any other bees done something like this? Is there a liner of sorts I can put on the top layer? Wax paper? Something I can spray on the underside of the birds so the glitter stays on (without putting harsh chemicals close to the cake?) Any advice would be sooo appreciated! Thanks!
Post # 3
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
@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
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
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.
Post # 7
I like the idea of attaching them to a base actually 🙂 I think I’m going to look into that!