Frequently Asked Questions
Are Cake Mate® products peanut, tree nut, soy, egg or dairy free?
None of our products contain wheat, peanuts, tree nuts, milk, or eggs. This includes Cake Mate® decorating sprinkles, sugar shapes, sugar crystals, nonpareils, decorating gels, gems, food color, decorating icing in the pressurized can, easy squeeze pouch and plastic tube gels.
As always, we encourage consumers to diligently continue to read labels for any changes. We follow all current government regulations for labeling our products and all our products are allergen labeled accordingly.
What about allergen cross contamination?
Cake Mate® values the safety of our customers with allergy issues. We have an entirely separate facility for the production of items which have allergens. Staff who work in these areas stay in these areas so there is no risk of cross contamination. Any products with even a slight risk of cross contamination will be declared and clearly marked in the “Ingredients” portion of the product label.
Are Cake Mate® gluten free?
None of our products contain wheat or gluten. This includes Cake Mate® decorating sprinkles, sugar shapes, sugar crystals, nonpareils, decorating gels, gems, food color, decorating icing in the pressurized can, easy squeeze pouch and plastic tube gels.
I am an individual or business looking to purchase a large quantity of Cake Mate® items. Who do I need to speak with regarding this purchase?
Please send an email to our Industrial Sales team at the following address: SB-Mail-DigitalMktg@signaturebrands.com
Be sure to include: Company name, Contact Information, Your Name, Email, Phone Number, Product Desired, Quantity Desired
Does Cake Mate® offer any coupons or manufacturer discounts?
At this current time, we do not have manufacturer discounts or coupons. However, we are in the process of getting those set up in the very near future. Stay tuned!
Are your Sprinkles, Icings and Writing Gels vegan?
Yes, all of our products are vegan with the EXCEPTION of those where “Confectioner’s Glaze” is listed as an ingredient. Confectioner’s Glaze is not vegan.
Are the mono and diglycerides in your products animal or plant derived?
The shortening used in our products is VEGETABLE shortening, not from an animal byproduct.
What is the shelf life of your products and when do they expire?
Chocolate Sprinkles – 18 months
Nonpareil Sprinkles – 36 months
Other Sprinkles – 18 months
Icing – 12 months
Gel Icing or Gel Food Color – 24 months
Crystals/Decorating Sugar – 36 months
Locate the code date on the container of your item which includes a letter and a couple of numbers (example D6038). The first letter of the code is the month (A=January, B=February, etc.) and the following digit is the year. So on a code of: D6038 you would want to pay attention to the first letter and number which tells you it was produced in April (D) of 2016 (6).
Does the Writing Gel dry and harden?
No. Our Writing Gel does not harden or dry. Writing Gel has a sticky consistency and shiny, transparent appearance. Our Writing ICING however, does dry in a very similar manner as our cookie icing. Writing ICING is a solid color, and is more opaque.
What is the difference between gel food dye versus liquid food coloring?
Gel food dye is intended for tinting or dying cake batter, cookie dough, frostings and icings to change its color without thinning the consistency. Gel food dyes were specifically formulated to keep batters, frostings and icings thick without watering them down like most liquid food colorings do.
Someone has eaten their birthday candles! Are they non-toxic?
Yes, our candles are non-toxic. They are made from paraffin wax, and the wick is 100% cotton. Although they were not designed to be eaten, they will not cause any serious harm if accidently ingested.