I purchased the wilton fondant gumpaste tools-veiner, dog bone etc. There aren't any directions to show how to use these. In class we just used the ball tool. Sorry to be so dense (I used to think that the dummy cake posts were about cakes that even I could make!)
Any hints on how to use these or a book that would show me what each tool is used for?
Did your kit come with the book? There should be a description in there. I have the kit, but to be honest, I only ever use the ball tools. I haven't attempted many of the flowers.
no, no book, just the package with the 5 green plastic tools. I know one is called a dog bone-just not sure what to do with it.
Nicholas Lodge has a DVD titled Video Catalog. It covers many of the tools used with fondant and gumpaste and gives instructions on how to use the tools. That is one of the best $20 expenditures I have made - definitely worth the price.
Thank you. I'll look for it. I do better seeing how something is done rather than by reading alone.
I was at Cakes by Sam a few days ago and bought the Ateco set that has nine in it. It has a little description. I'll type it here
Ball tools-give flower petals depth or realistic cup shape. Gently depress along a straight edge to soften or ruffle the edges
add veins to leaves, frill or flute edges, or create holes in figures
ribbon insert tool
creates a slot to insert decorations
depress in round sugarpaste to form throat for multipetaled trumpet flowers
grooved cone tools
depress in round sugarpaste to form throat for small multipetaled trumpet flowers
hollowout flowers, also enables you to roll petals on finger
all purpose cutting tool. cut sugarpaste to form petals for pulled flowers. create creases, especially useful in making figurines
imprint shell design on gumpaste borders. make feet and other shell like impressions on figures.
Thank you. I'll print this out and keep it with my tools.
I knew I would find good information here. I spend way too much time at this site. Is there a support group? Hi I'm Pam and I'm a CC addict.