The Top It Cake Shield Lets You Blow Out Birthday Candles Without Spreading Germs to All Your Party Guests

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Did you know that blowing out birthday candles on a cake can increase germ spread by 1,400 percent? Phew. That’s worse than we thought. And in the age of COVID-19, we’re not taking any chances, no matter whose birthday it is. Luckily, there’s a solution hitting the market next month: the Top It Cake Shield.

Top It is a doctor-invented cake shield that surrounds your party confection on the top and sides. That means come candle time, it’ll be protected from germs (even if the guest of honor is a spitty toddler who just can’t seem to put out the flames) and you won’t be spreading who-knows-what to your guests and relatives.

Patent pending, Top It will be available in three designs, all of which come equipped with an adjustable base that easily snaps together, allowing you to size and place it around your cake or confection of choice. The rectangular shield will fit any quarter-sheet cake. The round shield fits 8- to 10-inch cakes. There’s even a slice-shaped shield for when you’re having a leftover piece solo. All shield covers have recessed tracks that can hold just about any kind of candle in place, even bulky number candles.

Top It launches on September 15 and all three sizes will be available for less than $15 each. Put your name on the guest list now to be notified as soon as they're available. How’s that for a birthday gift?

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Taryn Pire

Food Editor

Taryn Pire is PureWow’s food editor and has been writing about all things delicious since 2016. She’s developed recipes, reviewed restaurants and investigated food trends at...
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