Anyone Use The Wilton Plastic Ball Tool For Gumpaste?

Decorating By kara76 Updated 15 Sep 2009 , 5:19pm by tracycakes

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kara76 Posted 14 Sep 2009 , 11:40pm
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Does it get the job done or should I get a metal one?

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OregonCakeLady Posted 15 Sep 2009 , 1:57am
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yeah I use it. THose metal ones run about $80.00 where I have seen them in stores. I can't handle that! I make due with the plastic one. Just use lost of corn starch icon_wink.gif

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Texas_Rose Posted 15 Sep 2009 , 2:03am
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I use it all the time. I've got other tools, but the wilton ball tool/veiner is the one that I use most frequently.

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Lita829 Posted 15 Sep 2009 , 2:10am
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I think it works fine.

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PinkLisa Posted 15 Sep 2009 , 2:11am
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I'm happy with it.

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dorie67 Posted 15 Sep 2009 , 2:33am
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I use mine all the time for fondant and gum paste, I am currently using it to thin the petals for gum paste roses and it works fine. princess.gif

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kara76 Posted 15 Sep 2009 , 2:50am
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Thanks guys!! icon_smile.gif

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cylstrial Posted 15 Sep 2009 , 3:00am
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I also use it. Hopefully, one day I'll get a metal one. But until then, mine works great with A LOT of cornstarch!

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Texas_Rose Posted 15 Sep 2009 , 3:10am
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I wonder how this would do, for those who are wishing for a metal ball tool but don't want to spend a ton. http://scrapmasters-inc.amazonwebstore.com/Studio-By-Sculpey-Style-Detail-Tools3Pkg/M/B0018BSJSA.htm

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kara76 Posted 15 Sep 2009 , 3:21am
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Texas_Rose, that is what I was going to get if everyone said the plastic one was no good. I saw that at Joanns today for 9.99. I ended up using my 50% off coupon @ Michael and got the Wilton tool 10 piece kit for a few dollars more.

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HamSquad Posted 15 Sep 2009 , 3:35am
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Hi, I use the Wilton ball tool, I turn it side ways when I use it on petals of flowers so that the faint seam on the round end doesn't tear the petal. I just used the sculpey ball tool on my fondant anniversary cake flowers. It works great! thumbs_up.gif
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HamSquad Posted 15 Sep 2009 , 3:37am
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Oh yeah, I forgot. Watch Tonedna tutorial for gumpaste roses, she use the sculpey ball tool. That is who sparked me to try it. Thanks Edna!

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icer101 Posted 15 Sep 2009 , 4:00am
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i still love the wilton tools.. i have the old ones.. and the new ones.. i also have the pme plastic tools. and the jem plastic tools.. and the metal tools. i still love to use the plastic ones.. i teach the g/p at michaels. and we all use the wilton tools there.. the students do great with them..

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Uniqueask Posted 15 Sep 2009 , 4:12am
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I use the wilton tools all the time , Those were the only ones I knew about from the Wilton courses, By the way GlobalSugarArt has a ball tool I think for under or about $20 it is advertised with the new tools fron ICES it is advertised with Colett Peters Peony cutters.

Ps I just checked it is $ 14.99 and it is also from Colette Peters

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misabel99 Posted 15 Sep 2009 , 6:16am
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I used to use it but now that I got my metal ball tool I paid $18.00 I won't use the plastic one anymore. The metal one is way to much better it really make a difference in your flowers. thumbs_up.gif

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tracycakes Posted 15 Sep 2009 , 5:19pm
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Originally Posted by misabel99

I used to use it but now that I got my metal ball tool I paid $18.00 I won't use the plastic one anymore. The metal one is way to much better it really make a difference in your flowers. thumbs_up.gif




I agree with Misabel99. I had problems with my Wilton one tearing the edges because it wasn't completely smooth where the seam was. I ordered the one from GSA that has the wooden center by Sunflower Sugar Art and it works great and only costs $16.

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