For those of you who would like to or need to purchase a clay extruder set, I recommend the Walnut Hollow Clay Extruder sold in Michael's. It comes with 20 discs. Plus you could save even more with this weekend's 50% off coupon from Michael's. The coupon is good for today Sunday and tomorrow Labor day, Monday.
I believe the full price is $29.99, maybe a little less. It is easy on the hands, the fondant or gumpaste don't stick inside and the quality of it, is solid.
The set is in the polymer clay section in Michael's. I noticed alot of other tools there in that section that would be great for cake decorating. For example I
saw impression mats, metal ball decorating tools, a snazzy clear acrylic
roller to roll out fondant or gumpaste and more.
Happy Labor Day friends!
Thank you. I've been looking for the Makins Professional Clay Extruder in Michael's and they don't sell it anymore; they do have the one you mentioned but I was hesitant to buy it. I'm going to get one today. Where did you get your 50% coupon from? My weekly circular only has 40% as the highest percentage off.
Go to www.ultimatecoupons.com for 50% michael's coupon.
Funny, I just bought that one last week. Prior to that I had been using a (clean and never used for!) Play doh extruder.
Thank you Cakesage.
Has anyone else used this?
I have the Walnut extruder. I also got it on coupon a while back, it was a steal. I think it is great, you don't have to squeeze or push to extrude. I like that it is a crank handle. Easy to clean, less effort. It is my favorite toy.
I've been using the Walnut Hollow extruder for a few weeks. My only complaint is that the screw is not stainless, so it rusts. I have to really scrub to get it clean.
It also tends to leave more black residue at the end than the Makins.
I absolutely LOVE the handle. I've been bugging hubby to retrofit my Makins with that type of handle. Now he's off the hook! Beware -- there are about a bazillion threads on that screw. It takes that many turns of the handle to get all the way down.