Honest To Pete. Wilton! Vent!

Decorating By HowCoolGomo1 Updated 3 Nov 2009 , 2:43pm by JenniferMI

HowCoolGomo1 Posted 2 Nov 2009 , 9:48pm
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The lavender brushes.
My favorite brush for gum glue is the middle one. The paint literally fell off in strips in my bum glue. What was left fell off as I washed it and used my thumbnail to scrape.

Long run their stuff is not less expensive, so why can't they make it right the first time?

If I wasn't anal retentive I would have given up a long time ago just because of their products.

Sorry I had to put it out there. I'm slightly peeved.

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PinkLisa Posted 2 Nov 2009 , 9:52pm
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My Wilton brushes did the same thing. I won't buy anymore either. I now only buy quality brushes.

sadsmile Posted 2 Nov 2009 , 9:55pm
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Any brush I have ever had has always shed it's painted on skin. Cheep or not the paint will eventually come off. I saw some more expensive natural ones I want to try next.

PinkLisa Posted 2 Nov 2009 , 9:58pm
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I now only buy the sable brushes. They are all made with plastic (or something like that) and are not painted.

Texas_Rose Posted 2 Nov 2009 , 10:06pm
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I buy the plastic Rose Art brushes that Walmart sells...it's a pack of 5 with clear plastic handles, in different sizes and shapes.

chefjess819 Posted 2 Nov 2009 , 10:15pm
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I buy the plastic Rose Art brushes that Walmart sells...it's a pack of 5 with clear plastic handles, in different sizes and shapes.



same here! there are super cheap too! under $3 for the pack. plus, the bristles dont get dyed with food colors when i use them. thumbs_up.gif

HowCoolGomo1 Posted 3 Nov 2009 , 12:22am
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Once I get with Texas Rose for my remedial rose training, I'm checking it out!

I posted because I'm sick and tired of buying things from the big W, that don't work in general.

The fondant ribbon cutter happens to be my favorite. I got it to work, but stripped it at the same time. I can no longer use it for anything else. Let's not forget the icing sculpter. I just know I'm not the only person who has tried it and the stupid things fall out. This always happens in the middle of the cake.

Texas_Rose Posted 3 Nov 2009 , 12:30am
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Gomo, if you've figured out how to make that ribbon cutter work, I'm going to give you mine!

my_4_dumplins Posted 3 Nov 2009 , 12:39am
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Originally Posted by chefjess819

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Originally Posted by Texas_Rose

I buy the plastic Rose Art brushes that Walmart sells...it's a pack of 5 with clear plastic handles, in different sizes and shapes.


same here! there are super cheap too! under $3 for the pack. plus, the bristles dont get dyed with food colors when i use them. thumbs_up.gif


Me too! I just bought a new pack last night thumbs_up.gif

HowCoolGomo1 Posted 3 Nov 2009 , 12:41am
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Texas Rose, it takes teflon tape.

PinkLisa Posted 3 Nov 2009 , 1:44am
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I love the ribbon cutter. I always cut on a hard countertop though.

cylstrial Posted 3 Nov 2009 , 2:09am
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I love my ribbon cutter too! It's probably my favorite product!

Texas_Rose Posted 3 Nov 2009 , 2:15am
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My ribbon cutter tightens up when I roll it, so that either you have to loosen the nut after one cut or it will tear up the fondant on the next cut.

playingwithsugar Posted 3 Nov 2009 , 2:22am
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Originally Posted by Texas_Rose

My ribbon cutter tightens up when I roll it, so that either you have to loosen the nut after one cut or it will tear up the fondant on the next cut.




I hate my Wilton ribbon cutter for the same reason - it always tightens up on me.

Back to brushes -

I only use sable brushes or Loew Cornell brushes (AC Moore or Michaels), depending on what I want to do with it. For painting I use sable, for dusting I use either.

I do not know if Hobby Lobby has them. They recently opened a location not too far from me, but I haven't been there yet.

Theresa icon_smile.gif

Cakepro Posted 3 Nov 2009 , 3:12am
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You need to have the wingnut on the left when using the ribbon cutter, which is a giant POS if you ask me.

IME, all paintbrushes with a wooden handle lose their paint eventually. Try buying some quality brushes from the art department that have plastic handles. I love the Royal brushes that have a clear plastic handle with royal blue accents.

jenncowin Posted 3 Nov 2009 , 3:28am
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I actually threw my Wilton Icing Sculptor away today when I was cleaning stuff up...biggest piece of crap ever.

Jeep_girl816 Posted 3 Nov 2009 , 3:33am
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Mine was curved funny! Worthless!

HowCoolGomo1 Posted 3 Nov 2009 , 4:02am
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So I'm right, the thing sucks!

MrsNancyB1 Posted 3 Nov 2009 , 4:02am
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The paint literally fell off in strips in my bum glue.




I'm sorry, but my Junior High sense of humor had me rolling when I read this!! icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif

__Jamie__ Posted 3 Nov 2009 , 4:18am
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The paint literally fell off in strips in my bum glue.



I'm sorry, but my Junior High sense of humor had me rolling when I read this!! icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif




icon_lol.gif Me too. Now I'm just waiting for the resident Wilton defender to come in and scold everyone for bashing Wilton. icon_twisted.gif

On the subject of ribbon cutters....this is my new favorite tool. Dang it made life easy this past weekend! http://selfservebaker.com/decoratingsupplies/images/multi%20ribbon.jpg

jlynnw Posted 3 Nov 2009 , 4:33am
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what is an icing sculptor?

The big W stuff is usually crap. It seems like a good way to keep bakers in business. After all, if the average person could use the easily accessable stuff they sell at a reasonably cheap price, then why would they want the indy, ruths, leahs and the other amazing artists to make their cakes? It is amazing how much I have improved just by getting quality products designed to make a professional finish.

loulou2 Posted 3 Nov 2009 , 4:37am
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Wilton products are meant more for the hobby cake decorator than professional users, thats why you can buy them in Walmart etc. The pros shop in restaurant supply stores & buy products designed for commercial use.
Each to his/her own.

__Jamie__ Posted 3 Nov 2009 , 4:53am
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Originally Posted by loulou2

Wilton products are meant more for the hobby cake decorator than professional users, thats why you can buy them in Walmart etc. The pros shop in restaurant supply stores & buy products designed for commercial use.
Each to his/her own.


Well said!

HowCoolGomo1 Posted 3 Nov 2009 , 6:45am
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Ok the brush I love for G P, is the middle one in the lavender Wilton stuff.

I'm peeved, that the stuff wore off and landed in my gum paste glue.

I will get over it.

Sorry I brought it up!

__Jamie__ Posted 3 Nov 2009 , 12:06pm
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You don't have to apologize Gomo, vent on!

-K8memphis Posted 3 Nov 2009 , 12:46pm
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My name is Kate and I am a paint brush addict. I'm not familar with the Wilton brushes but I don't doubt they suck~~but I cannot resist tossing a bag of brushes in my cart when I'm shopping for a project.

I love paint brushes. You just can't have too many.

Brushes brushes brushes mmmm. icon_biggrin.gif

AverageMom Posted 3 Nov 2009 , 2:38pm
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Jamie....your new signature cracks me up!!

I don't have any W paint brushes, but the icing sculpter is just waiting for me to try and use it. Someone said use teflon tape...Can you explain? Where do I put the tape, etc?
That ribbon cutter is wonderful...but yes. It sticks. What a PIA. I thought maybe it was just me!

JenniferMI Posted 3 Nov 2009 , 2:43pm
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I recommend the soft gripe brushes from Michael's or Hobby Lobby for dusting.

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