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Dangerous dragees?

delice's picture

Dangerous dragees? (post #63313)

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I searched unsuccessfully locally for silver and gold dragees for decorating then searched the web.  I was amazed to read that they are now outlawed in California!  The metal content in them is less than that in the canned tuna we eat--I guess that's next!  They are still for sale from some sources and I wonder if you bakers still use them?  

jillsi's picture

(post #63313, reply #1 of 18)

Yup, I learned that (to my chagrin) a couple of Christmases ago.


Our only hope is to find a friend in another state, have THAT person order them from whatever online source you're using, and then have the friend ship them to us.


Damn governmental interference in my kitchen.


 


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plantlust's picture

(post #63313, reply #2 of 18)

And the NEW containers that they are in, or the website/catalogue that you order from will have in BIG BOLD LETTERS.


To be used for decoration ONLY.


Yeah right, when they are made completely of sugar w/an inert metal coating.  HMPF.


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for me.  Been an awful good girl <g>

Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and taste good with parsley sauce, goat cheese garlic mashed potatoes, Galena Cellars Niagra grape wine & Pie Boss's apple crumble topped with Ruth & Phil's sour cream/cinnamon ice cream.

jillsi's picture

(post #63313, reply #3 of 18)

Right up there with that warning label on the hairdryer: Do not use in shower.


American consumer: Here's your sign. Sponsored by your tax-supported government.


 


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anneelsberry's picture

(post #63313, reply #4 of 18)

So, do you have a supplier, or are you trolling for an experienced smuggler?

Somebody put a stop payment on my reality check!

Somebody put a stop payment on my reality check!

jillsi's picture

(post #63313, reply #5 of 18)

Weeeeeeeeeeeeelllllllllll . . . I'm always happy to negotiate.


Want some coffee cups?


Wow . . . a dragee coyote. Who'd'a thunk it? Nice law-abiding girl . . . gone bad!



 


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Edited 11/10/2004 6:36 pm ET by jillsi

 

 

anneelsberry's picture

(post #63313, reply #6 of 18)

Put the coffee cups in the trash, or at least the Goodwill bin.  Buy 4 pretty new cups.  Empty out the cupboard and place new cups in.  Admire how nice it is to just have 4 new matching cups.


I still have 12 new matching glasses -- and its been almost six days since they arrived.


Somebody put a stop payment on my reality check!

Somebody put a stop payment on my reality check!

jillsi's picture

(post #63313, reply #7 of 18)

Matching? What is this word you say, this "matching"?


They match . . . what?


You don't mean they actually match EACH OTHER?!?!?!


 


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anneelsberry's picture

(post #63313, reply #8 of 18)

Its true. . . and they don't even have any chips in them yet.  Would I be a bad mother if I told my kids that they weren't allowed in the kitchen?  Or at least that they have to use their hands to get a drink of water?


Somebody put a stop payment on my reality check!

Somebody put a stop payment on my reality check!

jillsi's picture

(post #63313, reply #9 of 18)

Not at all. Childhood is about learning to fit in, adapt, mold yourself to the circumstances.


I can't BELIEVE I just said that, but it's in the service of glassware, which everyone knows is a holy subject!


 


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KarenP's picture

(post #63313, reply #10 of 18)

Right up there with that warning label on the hairdryer: Do not use in shower.


My favorite is still the one from the directions that came with my iron:  Do not iron while wearing clothing.

SondraG's picture

(post #63313, reply #11 of 18)

Order from King Arthur's online.  http://www.bakerscatalogue.com

Life is good....

 

delice's picture

(post #63313, reply #12 of 18)

I ordered luster dust from KA but did not find dragees on that site.  I used the "search" function and checked uder several categories.  I ordered some from Kitchen Krafts. Should my cake bear a warning label?

RheaS's picture

(post #63313, reply #14 of 18)

The owner of my local cake and candy supply shop told me that he can't find a supplier in the midwest and that nobody seems to be making them anymore. He only had two small bottles of dragees (gold) last Friday and he can't get more in once those two are gone. Buying online appears to be the way to go.

RuthWells's picture

(post #63313, reply #15 of 18)

Sweet Celebrations (formerly Maid of Scandanavia) has them in the last catalogue of theirs that I received.


 


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Adele's picture

(post #63313, reply #13 of 18)

Aren't these the things that you break teeth on?  Not that I would know about it- LOL.  They SHOULD be outlawed.

But, but, it's SUPPOSED to taste like that!

But, but, it's SUPPOSED to taste like that!

jillsi's picture

(post #63313, reply #16 of 18)

Well, they ARE outlawed here in the Golden State--oh, yeah, we're protected all right. Except from the *sshole who road-raged me last weekend, slapped my car window, SPAT on my car, and threatened to kick my *ss. That, the Huntington Beach PD said, was perfectly within his legal rights. But I can't order a freaking bottle of dragees.


WHAT is wrong with this picture.


 


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AnnL's picture

(post #63313, reply #17 of 18)

It's within his legal rights to spit on your car and threaten you???  <shaking head>


I had an incident with dirt bikers and my horse last weekend.  It's illegal for dirt bikers to ride on the road, but the kids go up and down this "quiet" dead end road all the time.  Also, any child under 16 is supposed to have an adult with them.  Ha!  Only one of the kids is over 16, I think the youngest is probably about 10 and they never have an adult.  They came down the road waaaaay too fast.  I heard them coming, could tell they were going too fast and had time to dismount.  When they came around the corner, I started waving my arms at them, but they didn't see me, they weren't looking where they were going.  They didn't see me until they were about 15 feet from me, which, considering the horrible noise, was too much for my horse.  He lost it and started leaping and running backwards, dragging me along with him.  He finally stopped about 50 feet up the road.  Fortunately, I came out of it with nothing more than a mangled finger, horse was fine, but I'm scared about next time.  I went up to the police station but I don't think they did anything.  It's against the law for the kids to be on the road but the cops won't do anything???  You can be threatened, but that's legal?  Something's seriously wrong with here.  :-(


 


 


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"The elders were wise.  They knew that man's heart, away from nature, becomes hard; they knew that lack of respect for growing, living things, soon led to lack of respect for humans, too."  Chief Luther Standing Bear, Lakota Sioux

jillsi's picture

(post #63313, reply #18 of 18)

I think it's easier for the various enforcement agencies to worry about the trivia and ignore/dodge/not see the more serious infractions.


I'm still raising SOME amount of h*ll over my road rage incident, but I know it won't come to anything.


 


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