Post # 1
My fiance and I are pretty huge nerds and decided we want a mario and peach cake topper. Originally We were thinking of just buying figures and it would probably be around $20-25 if we do this.
But, the thing is that I would love to somehow make our own cake topper so that it is unique and we can customize it to be more wedding-ey (ex. peach in wedding dress, maybe add some plants to it somehow, mario looking more groom-like) and fit more with our vintagey-gardeney theme.
I’ve read online that it isn’t suggested to use polymer clay on food. Just wondering how you bees are getting around this? Are there other materials that I can try? Is it possible to maybe use something like burlap to sit ontop of the cake and still have the topper stay up and stay straight? Or should I not worry about this too much?
Post # 3
@indecisivebride89: It’s only sitting on top of your cake for a few hours, it isn’t really going to be an issue unless you’re using it to eat out of, store food, etc. If you’re worried you can always put a cut out a piece of wax paper and adhere it to the base (be sure to cut the paper the exact same shape as the base).
Post # 4
Thanks! I’ve never worked with it before!
Post # 5
Put it on a stand that is food-safe.
You are right that this type of clay is not food-safe. It has high PVC content, which has phthalates (hormone-disrupting toxins) that are not strongly bonded to the polymer and lipophilic…meaning they readily leach out of the polymer and into the food.
All you need is a barrier between the clay and the food and it should be fine.
Ideally you would use gloves when working with this clay as well, for the same reason. It readily enters your body through your skin as well. Nitrile gloves would be perfect.
Post # 6
Just a note, building on what joya aspera said:
“Lipophilic” means that it’s drawn towards lipids – fats – which is what frosting is: a blend of sugar and butter (or margarine, or shortening, etc.) So you definitely don’t want to set it directly on top of the frosting. Definitely use a food-safe barrier.
Post # 7
I like to stay on the safe side so I really appreciate your help
Post # 8
That sounds adorable! We thought of doing that, but FH would prefer Linkand Zelda, so I think we will do that
Post # 9
@Laurenplusalex: I LOOOOOVE that idea <3 that’s awesome 🙂 You just made my day. Good luck!!!!
Post # 10
@indecisivebride89: thanks! Our other possibility is this one, but it’s pricey