Which Flower Cutters & Veiners Are The Best?

Decorating By TessaWood Updated 30 Jun 2010 , 4:21pm by TessaWood

TessaWood Posted 28 Jun 2010 , 5:45am
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I want to buy some flower cuttters and veiners and was hoping someone could help me with who makes the best? Scott Clark Wooley? And instructional books? icon_cry.gif So confusing

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Cake4ever Posted 28 Jun 2010 , 7:30am
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My favorite cutters are FMM and PME, both UK brands.

My favorite sugarpaste book is Leslie Herbert's Complete Book of Sugar Flowers...

Best veining tool is called a dresden tool. Otherwise you will be buying a lot of individual flower veiners. You can dry out a corn husk and use that for veining also.

Shalott Posted 28 Jun 2010 , 7:45am
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SkisInOkinawa, could you supply more detail about drying out a corn husk? Thanks!

TessaWood Posted 28 Jun 2010 , 12:28pm
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Its really difficult here in S Africa as I have to order all my stuff online!! Even books!!! So all help and advise is seriously appreciated!!! icon_smile.gif

Rusti Posted 28 Jun 2010 , 7:10pm
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I love the First Impression Florimats.

Jeep_girl816 Posted 28 Jun 2010 , 7:20pm
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Originally Posted by SkisInOkinawa

My favorite cutters are FMM and PME, both UK brands.

My favorite sugarpaste book is Leslie Herbert's Complete Book of Sugar Flowers...

Best veining tool is called a dresden tool. Otherwise you will be buying a lot of individual flower veiners. You can dry out a corn husk and use that for veining also.


Corn husk is an awesome idea, thanks!!!

icer101 Posted 28 Jun 2010 , 7:21pm
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I do, love scott woolleys cutters and veiners, dvd"s, etc. i love pme, fmm, jem. I,ve just accumlated these over a 15 yr. period. lol. the corn husk can be found at the grocery stores already dried. (cheap) package. first impressions veiners are great. Sunflower sugarart has great cutters and veiners. hope find what you will like to work with.

dsilvest Posted 28 Jun 2010 , 7:37pm
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Have you ardered from JEM cutters in South Africa? I have many different cutters made by them and like them.
http://www.jemcutters.com/html/faq.html

Cake4ever Posted 28 Jun 2010 , 9:01pm
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SkisInOkinawa, could you supply more detail about drying out a corn husk? Thanks!




Sure! Just peel the corn husk off, several would be good. Wash it and remove the silk. Let it hang dry somewhere, kind of like drying out flowers... A large husk can be torn in half if necessary. It will be dry, but still flexible. You can buy corn husk impression molds/presses, but why not be cheap and cheerful! LOL. Lightly dust the husk with cornstarch/flour and impress or lay the item down on it and press, whichever works best for you. You can even take it in your hand and use your index finger to press in the design at angles as well, for a leaf for example. My corn husk is part of my took kit, it stays in my box.

I have dried corn husks because I use them to make tamales. My English classmates had never had tamales, so I brought them some and gave them each their own corn husk for our flower making in class. So, you can buy corn husks already dried and ready, but unless you make tamales, you will be stuck with a huge quantity. icon_smile.gif Just buy some lovely sweet corn for dinner and save the husks for your craft. thumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gif

TessaWood Posted 30 Jun 2010 , 7:32am
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The corn husk idea is awesome!!! THANK YOU!! I have pet rats and they know how to clean a corn cob!!!! icon_biggrin.gif

PatricesPieces Posted 30 Jun 2010 , 7:55am
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I love First Impression veiners, but my favorites are Sunflower. I love their cutters and their veiners. I could spend a fortune buying all the have!!! Looooooove them!!!

Cake4ever Posted 30 Jun 2010 , 8:30am
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The corn husk idea is awesome!!! THANK YOU!! I have pet rats and they know how to clean a corn cob!!!! icon_biggrin.gif




You're very welcome! I hope you do get the book I suggested. She has patterns of all the flowers she teaches in the back of the book. Just use parchment or wax paper to trace, then cut out of cereal boxes! You can save a lot of money that way and see if you really enjoy making that flower in the first place before investing in the cutter.

I also recommend one good multi flower veiner and one good petal veiner, unless you are entering competitions, there is no reason to be bontanically correct. Your average customer will never know the difference. Also, if you use the flower often, then sure get the proper veiners, such as for a rose. I prefer the PME plunger & veiner combo for the rose leaves & ivy. The dresden tool I mentioned is a great multi flower veiner and works wonderfully on all size petals.

Another one of my favorite cheap tools is a nail file. Sometimes when you make a flower, the edges can fray. I continue on making it, allow it to dry and use a new & dedicated nail file for filing down the rough edges. Or sometimes it can be used to save a petal that chipped slightly, you just round it off with the nail file! I prefer the 2 sided nail file, fine on one side and coarse on the other...

Have fun! Just remember don't make them perfect! They look more realistic with bent petals etc. You can really bring them to life by allowing the leaves to dry at different angles! thumbs_up.gif Check out flickr for flower inspiration. They have wonderful photographers who take lovely garden shots of a large variety of flowers.

pattycakes55d Posted 30 Jun 2010 , 10:31am
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I didn't know you could order from JEM directly. I was going to order them from Global SugarArt. Has anyone used them and know how long it would take to receive your order?

TessaWood Posted 30 Jun 2010 , 4:21pm
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Don't sunflower sugar art flower come out looking fake?

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