Doggone It! I Need Help...

Decorating By Tita9499 Updated 13 Mar 2009 , 4:16pm by Tita9499

Tita9499 Posted 11 Mar 2009 , 9:32pm
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I need a new ribbon cutter. Preferably one that has the stitching detail in it and I need to find a decent one ASAP. Please send me any suggestions and, if you would be so kind, a picture of ribbon after you've used the cutter (you don't have to, but I'd really appreciate it).

I just received an order in the mail that I placed with a certain cake decorating supply company, who shall remain nameless and the doggone ribbon cutter sucks icon_mad.gif ! I need a new one before the 11th of April, so any help is appreciated!

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LittleLinda Posted 11 Mar 2009 , 10:26pm
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I don't have any experience with them; but I googled "images" of "ribbon cutter" and could see several pictures of different ones. You can click on the image that looks like a good one and it also has the website it's from.

Tita9499 Posted 11 Mar 2009 , 11:06pm
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Okay, I didn't think to try that. Thanks...anyone else have experience (a good one) with any particular ribbon cutters?

Melvira Posted 12 Mar 2009 , 5:02pm
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I can only tell you not to buy the Wilton one, after that, I am not your best bet. I don't have a good one either, and will happily steal any advice you are given here. thumbs_up.gif

Tita9499 Posted 12 Mar 2009 , 5:05pm
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Yep, that's the one they sent me...sure didn't have it in the product description or I would've chucked it out of my shopping cart with the quickness.

Melvira Posted 12 Mar 2009 , 5:07pm
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thumbsdown.gif Sorry. They do have some good items, that just isn't one of them.

Tita9499 Posted 12 Mar 2009 , 5:09pm
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Oh boy, I put it together and started trying to roll it and decided it was going to be worthless. Greeeat!

jlynnw Posted 12 Mar 2009 , 5:11pm
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the wilton ribbon cutter is worthless, How thin of a ribbon do you need, I have used a herb cutter. It looks like the ped-egg thing but has little wheels in it. You are supposed to use it for chopping cilantro and leafy(sp) herbs. I found one that is about 3/8 inch apart at the grocery store. I love it. Best luck.

tiggy2 Posted 12 Mar 2009 , 5:12pm
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This is the one I have and I love it I bought it after getting rid of the Wilton one.

Melvira Posted 12 Mar 2009 , 5:13pm
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Ew, jlynn... come on! Haven't I told you about my hyperactive sense of imagination. Now all I can think about it someone using an old dirty ped-egg on a cake that is going in my mouth. Huagh, huagh! *gagging* icon_lol.gif

Tita9499 Posted 12 Mar 2009 , 5:16pm
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LOL! Thank you jlynn and Tiggy...Melvira, you need to get out more. LOL!

Melvira Posted 12 Mar 2009 , 5:17pm
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It's not my fault. I have a vivid imagination which is what makes me a great writer. But it sucks for visuals. You say it... I see it... then my mind goes even farther with it.

pkinkema Posted 12 Mar 2009 , 5:26pm
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Thank you, thank you! All this time I thought I was just to dumb to use a stupid plastic cutter!!!!!!!!!!!

Tita9499 Posted 12 Mar 2009 , 5:35pm
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Go for what makes things easier pkinkema!

My mom lives in North Richland Hills, you know where that is?

jlynnw Posted 12 Mar 2009 , 5:39pm
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OK, Mel, I am on the way to vomit city with you. A ped egg also grates hard fondant and chocolate. It makes it like sand. Freeze chocolate.

strawberrygirl Posted 12 Mar 2009 , 5:45pm
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I thought it was just me. I never have been able to get that stupid Wilton ribbon cutter to work. In fact, the last time I used it I think I ended up throwing it across the room.

The Ped egg idea for shaving fondant/chocolate is a great idea.

miss_sweetstory Posted 12 Mar 2009 , 5:50pm
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I like the FMM one. Kind of a "Huh?" When you first use it. (Lots of pieces to move about to get the width you want.) But I like it.

icer101 Posted 12 Mar 2009 , 6:01pm
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the FMM one is the best... i,ve used it for years.. sugarshack uses it in her boxes and bows dvd. everyone love it.. global sugar art would sell it also..hth

Melvira Posted 12 Mar 2009 , 6:39pm
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*can't talk, cleaning up sick*

Tita9499 Posted 12 Mar 2009 , 6:59pm
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Okay, I hate that about Wilton. It's like they're putting out crap that they know doesn't work and they could care less if their customers are dissatified with the product.

pkinkema Posted 12 Mar 2009 , 7:50pm
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Tita....NRH is just a hop, skip & jump from me! Is she a decorator??

Tita9499 Posted 12 Mar 2009 , 7:54pm
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LOL!, not even a little bit. She loves to watch me though. She retired from Carswell AFB when it was still open. She served 27 years 11 months and 6 days (she makes me break it down just like that) in the Air Force.

jlynnw Posted 12 Mar 2009 , 9:18pm
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Hey, Mel, want to know about any other tools I use??? icon_lol.gif
Sorry, sending a barf bag your direction. Wilton just seems to make it and hope it works, if not too bad so sad, you already bought it.

have_your_cake Posted 12 Mar 2009 , 9:22pm
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Originally Posted by tiggy2

This is the one I have and I love it I bought it after getting rid of the Wilton one.

I bought the FMM last month at the Austin cake show and happily threw the Wilton one away!

lostincake Posted 12 Mar 2009 , 9:42pm
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I also use an herb mincer/cutter that I found at Winners although their stock is always different so not sure if they will always have it. I got mine for $10 CDN and it works like a charm but can only make straight cuts icon_sad.gif but I still love it!

lostincake Posted 12 Mar 2009 , 9:46pm
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Oh btw, the ribbons on this cake were cut using it. There is only one width too...that's another down side to it but it is one I would use often so still a worthwhile tool and it saves time icon_smile.gif

jlynnw Posted 12 Mar 2009 , 11:29pm
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I got a second mincer thing and took tin snips to it and cut off every other blade. The strips are twice as wide. I don't know how well it works but will try soon. (Went and got one after reading this to try it)

Idreamofcakes Posted 13 Mar 2009 , 3:00am
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Hey Tita and Pkink
I have a friend that I have lost touch with and the last time I talked to her, her parents were still in North Richland Hills. Wouldn't it be amazing if you knew them? Her parents last name is Klose.
My friends DH was a chef at a restaurant somewhere down there, but i'm not sure where.
Just thought it was worth a try that you might know them icon_wink.gif

Tita9499 Posted 13 Mar 2009 , 4:16pm
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TERI!! Where the heck have you been? We've missed you!

Thank you to everyone who has helped me in this. I'll find someone to give that stinking wilton one too or better yet, I can let the kiddos use it with their playdough.

I think I'm going to go for the FMM one, that's the one I was going to get originally anyway. I'll let you know how it works out. That herb mincer thing- I still can't picture it in my mind.

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