Sparklers are a great way to add flair and excitement to your cake for any celebratory event that you may be holding. Sparklers come in many different shapes, sizes, and configurations which make them perfect birthday’s, weddings, parties, and more. If you’ve never used sparklers on a cake before, you may be sceptical about how safe they are for use on edible items such as cake.
The answer to that question is difficult to answer due to the various chemicals used in different kinds of sparklers. In order to ensure that you’re using food safe sparklers, you want to make sure that they’re smokeless and ash-less. Other sparklers will cover your cake in potentially harmful substances such as titanium, iron, aluminium, and more. Most chemicals used in the production of sparklers will not pose any immediate threat to your health.
How to light up sparklers
Every set of sparklers that you buy will come with an ignition wire which is what you’ll use to set the sparkler ablaze. Before lighting your sparklers, you want to make sure that any protective wrapping or packaging has been removed from them. Once that’s done, you can begin placing your sparklers into your cake in the pattern or design of your choice. After your sparklers are placed in the correct position, it’s time to light them.
If you don’t know how to light up sparklers, don’t worry because the process is simple and easy. You still want to make sure that you’re not in the immediate ignition zone to avoid potential burns. Hold a candle lighter at least 6 inches away from your body then proceed to light the ignition wire on the sparkler.
Before removing your sparklers from your cake, make sure that they have cooled down completely or else you’ll be at greater risk for burns. Always remember, your sparklers are decoration and not edible so don’t attempt to digest them as it will lead to serious health issues.
If you want to be on the safe side, you can purchase a set of mini sparklers. These sparklers work just like regular sparklers however they tend to be much smaller and less dangerous in terms of combustion. They come in the same colour varieties, shapes, and personalized options that traditional ones do so you’re not compromising any of the excitement. Mini Sparklers are also good for small children’s parties or events that are less formal in nature.
Food safe sparklers
The best type of sparklers to use for food, are food safe sparklers which provide the exact same function as traditional sparklers with less hazard involved. Sparklers that produce ash can leave behind toxic chemicals that are not food-grade on your cake, exposing you to the risk of health issues.
Avoid toxic sparklers and always read labels before using Food Safe Sparklers for your cakes or pastries. There is a lot of fun and unique ways to incorporate sparklers into your next celebration so don’t be hesitant to give them a try.