Can anyone recommend a good brand and a place to buy one of these???
Nope! But I want one too! Hopefully someone will have a great suggestion for us!
The Makins Green Clay Extruder. The black and red s*u*g*a*r*c*r*a*f*t* gun is very hard on the wrists. The Makins extruder uses a twist action rather than a pump action, which makes it easier on the wrists. (Not to mention it's a LOT cheaper too!)
I am planning to buy a Makins soon because of what I've read here about them. I've heard that you can get them from JoAnn's or Michaels and use the 40% off coupon, making it even more affordable.
Hi, I've got the black and red clay gun. I use a lot of shortening when I use gum paste.
The other thing that you can do is knead the paste with some shortening and then partially put the paste into a small cup of boiling water. Then knead it again, and you should have the consistancy of chewing gum. I learnt from Lindy Smith.
No waiting period on this gun...(lol) I just bought the Makins Clay Gun Extruder yesterday!! It was 24.99 at Hobby Lobby but with the 40% off coupon made it about 14.99. I played with it just a little last night and have already decided it's my new favorite toy. I also bought the Pasta Machine for fondant, not sure how I like that yet.
Alright I'm going to HL first thing in the morning!
I'm a self-professed extruder Queen. . .I love my Makins! I also have the $6.99 cheapie because it came with discs that the Makins didn't.
I do have to say that the Pasta Machine was a bit of a waste. It leaves grease on my fondant/gumpaste if I get too close to the sides. I;d like the KA pasta attachment but unfotrunatley I keep spending that money on gas. . .
I'd really like one of these too!
The one time I needed to make hair, I used my daughter's play dough factory. (washed and sterilized first of course!)