The Info You’re After
ARE FEVES FOOD SAFE?
All the newer feves (1980 and newer) are food safe, by European Standards, which are stricter than US food safety laws.
Anything labeled as a "vintage" feve - is questionable. Many of these older feves were made by smaller bakeries or businesses and it is unknown if they used lead-free glaze. Even though the lead from a tiny feve would be minuscule, I would probably not bake with the vintage feves.
Feves are small! Designed to fit on a fork and be hidden inside a cake. Most feves are smaller than 1.5" (4cm). Please see the ruler in the photos for perspective and size.
ARE THESE SUITABLE FOR USE IN A DOLL HOUSE?
Absolutely - Many collectors use them for just that purpose. However this isn't what they were originally designed for, so please check the ruler and size carefully; some feves are better for 1/12 scale and others for 1/6 scale. If you do buy something only to discover that the scale is off, no worries - everything is returnable.
CAUTION - CHOKING HAZARD
1)These are small and definitely a choking hazard for small children. Not suitable for small children.
2) If you are introducing the King Cake tradition, and hiding a feve inside - make certain everyone knows there is a tiny, NOT TO BE EATEN treasure hidden inside. You don't want a guest to unknowingly chomp down on a feve or choke.
HOW ARE THE FEVES SHIPPED?
The feves are placed in a ziploc bag, wrapped in tissue and shipped in a super sturdy box. Most orders come in white "Indestructo" double walled boxes that you can literally stand on! I have shipped almost 30,000 orders and these boxes are awesome. My regular customers get excited when they recognize one of my boxes in their mailbox! Very large or retail orders will ship in heavy duty cardboard boxes.
WHERE ARE FEVES MADE?
In the last couple years, the collecting of feves has grown into a huge pastime, and the demand for new and unique feves has skyrocketed. Small french bakery suppliers and manufacturers have had a hard time meeting the demand. So some production is now done in Vietnam ( a former French colony). The designs are still done by French artisans, but they are using the Vietnamese factories to add to the production they can handle in France. The individual feves are not marked, so it is hard to tell where a particular feve was made. But be assured that the glazes are food-safe by European standards ( which are much stricter American food-safety regulations).
Anything made prior to about 2012 was made in France.
CUSTOM AND PERSONALIZED ORDERS
Sorry, Feves are manufactured once a year and each design is only made for one epiphany season. So, it isn't possible to alter a design or make just one. If you are large bakery or retailer, the minimum quantity for a custom design is 2500 pcs.
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery