What's Your Favorite New Cake Toy?

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bambuf Posted 5 Aug 2008 , 10:47pm
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My husband bought this cool pizza/pastry cutter for me recently, and I LOVE it! It makes cutting even strips of fondant SOOOO easy! Just thought I would share it with those of you who may not have seen one of these bad boys yet. What is YOUR favorite new cake toy?
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roxxxy_luvs_duff Posted 5 Aug 2008 , 10:57pm
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where did you find that?

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lizamlin Posted 5 Aug 2008 , 10:58pm
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My NEW fondant mat *** I just tried a new idea: a fabric store cutting board for quilting, along with the rotary cutter.
W O W. Too incredible! Fiskars 24" x 36" (non folding, so completely smooth) is large enough for any of my home cake needs and the rotary cutter - omg what a dif from my fondant tools or even pizza cutter - cuts were razor accurate and no fuzzies left behind. Grids mark the entire sheet so you know *exactly* how large your piece is.I thoroughly washed, then bleach wiped it first. It is not flexible like the mats you're considering, but I like that, actually. I figure I can roll up the large pieces on my long rolling pin anyway, and I like that it's so stable. I placed two sticky shelf liner things under it to keep it from sliding on my table.

It did a great job - I'm so pleased!
I swear, one of my passions is finding unusual things for different purposes - I'm a re-purposing queen LOL

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karensue Posted 5 Aug 2008 , 11:03pm
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I'm with you lizamlin .. in fact, I just bought a second one to use strictly for rolling out fondant. My first one has a few blemishes from cutting on it. I have found that I can use so much less powdered sugar/cornstarch when rolling fondant out than when I roll it out on anything else. I love the grids for cutting strips.

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CakeMakar Posted 5 Aug 2008 , 11:11pm
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My airbrush!

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rcs Posted 6 Aug 2008 , 1:05am
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My pasta roller that fits on my Kitchen Aid!!

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bambuf Posted 6 Aug 2008 , 1:24am
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roxxxy... My husband found mine at a local Kitchen Supply...

rcs... The pasta roller is my next big investment! icon_smile.gif

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varika Posted 6 Aug 2008 , 1:34am
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What can I say? They're ALL new to me! I just bought a 21" Craftsman toolbox to put it all in--I've got two embroidery tracing wheels (smooth and serrated) and an Xacto knife, clear ruler, and scary bottle of Everclear in there. Among other things.

I keep thinking about getting a set of plastic clay-sculpting tools; they're cheaper than the fondant/gumpaste tools and are fairly similar. Plus plastic is easy to clean.

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terrylee Posted 6 Aug 2008 , 1:40am
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I got a clay extruder. It took me a while to really like it but I have used it for so many different things now. May have to invest in a larger one.....lol...

I too have a Craftsman tool box for all my fondant tools and gadgets and another for all my bags, color, tips and other stuff for bc icing.

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littlecake Posted 6 Aug 2008 , 4:08am
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Originally Posted by rcs

My pasta roller that fits on my Kitchen Aid!!




ohhhhh...i want one!

did ya get it off the internet?

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KKC Posted 6 Aug 2008 , 4:14am
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Mine is the Floral Garland Cutter/Ejector Set by Wilton...luuuvvv it!!!

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rcs Posted 6 Aug 2008 , 5:04am
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Littlecake, I got my pasta roller at Bed, Bath and Beyond. My sister had a 20 or 30% off coupon which made it cheaper than any I had found on the internet. My sister said that they have the coupons in their flyers frequently. (We don't have a Bed, Bath and Beyond where I live. I purchased mine in Omaha, Neb. while visiting her). I REALLY like it!!!!

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lizamlin Posted 6 Aug 2008 , 10:01am
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!!! So many cool ideas !! I also have a large toolbox (Wilton don't have nuthin on us lol, clear quilters ruler, etc...

Does anyone have experience w Kitchenaid grinder/pasta maker? Not the roller, but for thin/thick pasta? I'm thinking *perfect* tubes of fondant for detailing/braids??? Anyone?

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snowshoe1 Posted 6 Aug 2008 , 1:34pm
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My fav new 'toy' is a lift we put in for the mixer. It gives me back counterspace on the kitchen island and I never have to pick that thing up again!

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bambuf Posted 6 Aug 2008 , 2:20pm
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snowshoe1,

Now that IS a cool toy! icon_smile.gif

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