If it doesn’t say edible, don’t put it on top of your cakes

STEVE CANAVAN: My condition is a right old pain in the neck

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Yikes, it’s time to take a closer look at what we are putting on the top of our cupcakes.

The ones causing a commotion are those which come with glitter on top as apparently, some shiny stuff isn’t fit for human consumption.

Some cake makers are, hopefully unwittingly, using powdered brass, or bits of plastic to decorate their cakes – which is what glitter for Christmas decorations is made from.

The confusion arises from the use of non-toxic glitter (don’t eat this), as opposed to edible glitter (stuff your face).

Although this issue has been rumbling on for some time, it’s still causing turmoil in some quarters.

Basically, only use decorations which are labelled ‘edible’.