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Subject: Cake icing

Cake icing

From: Sue Bigelow <sue_bigelow>
Date: Thursday, August 12, 2004
We have in our Archives a collection of decorated cake tops. They
are flat sheets of brittle white icing about 1/4 inch thick,
decorated with designs likely painted with food colouring.  There
are piped decorations around the edges. They are sitting (loose, not
adhered) on cake boards, which are those foil-coated boards that
bakers use. I don't know why we have these items, but we do, and I
am responsible for caring for them.

A large corner piece and several of the small edge pipings have
become detached from one cake top.  Does anyone have experience in
adhering sugar-based artifacts, or any suggestions?

Sue Bigelow
City of Vancouver Archives
sue_bigelow [at] city__vancouver__bc__ca
Fax: 604-736-0626

                  Conservation DistList Instance 18:11
                 Distributed: Thursday, August 12, 2004
                       Message Id: cdl-18-11-018
Received on Thursday, 12 August, 2004

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