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Acetate sheet from craft stores, toxic ?

MlleCoconut Dec 7, 2012 07:34 PM

Hi everyone!
I would like to create chocolate decorations but obviously, I need those acetate sheets to do so.

My first reaction was to go to Omer DeSerres and buy them, as they are not very expensive. However, I was concerned that they might be toxic.

Are they safe or should I buy the expensive acetate they sell on baking sites?

Just wanted to make sure :)

Thanks a lot!

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  1. hala RE: MlleCoconut Dec 8, 2012 12:04 PM

    I don't know.

    But if you're looking for acetate sheets, they are available at Ares, France Decor (Vixit), Chocolat-chocolat and a number of other places. Some places let you buy just a few sheets. I would tell you where if I remembered :(

    1. paulj RE: MlleCoconut Dec 8, 2012 12:25 PM

      "Approved world wide for indirect and direct food and medical applications"

      Some places list 'food grade acetate' but it is unclear whether that is different in anyway (other than labeling) from other acetate. The base material is probably the same, though there may be some difference in how it was cleaned prior to packaging. Washing prior to use might be a good idea for art store brands, just to remove any solvents that might be present.

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