Which Would You Buy....?

Decorating By kathyw Updated 8 Feb 2009 , 3:26am by keepsake

kathyw Posted 6 Feb 2009 , 10:14pm
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If choosing between the Makins Ultimate Clay Extruder and the Sugar craft Gun....which would you buy?
Thanks!!!

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bashini Posted 6 Feb 2009 , 10:34pm
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Hi, I have the black and white sguar craft gun. But I have seen lot of decorators recommending the Makins one. icon_smile.gif

yellobutterfly Posted 6 Feb 2009 , 10:40pm
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I don't have either one yet, but I've heard ALOT of people recommend the makins green one

BlakesCakes Posted 7 Feb 2009 , 12:50am
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My black & red sug ar craft gun sits in the bottom of a box......I use my Makins Ultimate Clay Extruder all of the time........

Rae

cakedivamommy Posted 7 Feb 2009 , 1:58am
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I have never used the sugar craft gun but I do have the green makins extruder. I personally do not like it. Every time I try to make round ropes they come out very jagged looking. I try mixing in Crisco but it does not seem to help. Maybe I am just using it wrong. Good luck with your search.

bobwonderbuns Posted 7 Feb 2009 , 2:11am
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I have both the black and red sugar craft gun and the Makin's green clay extruder. I don't like the black and red sugar craft gun because it's very hard on the wrists. I prefer the Makin's clay extruder because it uses a twist action rather than a squeeze "trigger" action and as such it's easier for my wrists. I've never had a problem with jagged edges though, can't help you with that one.

mamacc Posted 7 Feb 2009 , 1:20pm
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I actually just broke my makins one! I guess I was twisting it so hard that the threading just split on the bottom where the disc goes! LOL

Anyway, to help it come out less jagged I always have to work the fondant till it's nice and soft and also add shortening depending on how dry the fondant is.

cylstrial Posted 7 Feb 2009 , 1:38pm
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Originally Posted by mamacc

I actually just broke my makins one! I guess I was twisting it so hard that the threading just split on the bottom where the disc goes! LOL

Anyway, to help it come out less jagged I always have to work the fondant till it's nice and soft and also add shortening depending on how dry the fondant is.




Thanks for the info! My rope comes out a little jagged too. I always put more crisco on it... but it doesn't seem to help. So maybe I just haven't worked the fondant enough! I'll give it a whirl!

keepsake Posted 8 Feb 2009 , 3:26am
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I just recently got the Makins extruder and I like it alot more than the red & black gun. The red & black one was too hard on my wrist.

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