Is It Cheaper To Make A Mold Rahter Than Buy One?

Decorating By vickistark Updated 14 Oct 2010 , 1:43am by vickistark

vickistark Posted 12 Oct 2010 , 9:03am
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I am interested in starting to make a variety of gumpaste flowers and noticed when pricing veiners that they are quit costly. Just wondering how many molds of petals and leaves I would be able to make from the mold product vs. purchasing already made ones. Is it cost effective?

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MYOM-Dominic Posted 13 Oct 2010 , 9:53pm
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Hi Vickistark,

It is always less expensive when making your own molds. It is hard to say how many leaf veiners you can make from a certain amount of material because it all depends how large the the leaf veiner will be. I can confidently say though, that most leaves associated with flower varieties will cost five dollars or less when you make them yourself. This sounds like a good topic for a video tutorial. Would you like to see that in the future?

vickistark Posted 14 Oct 2010 , 1:43am
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yes, I would love to see videos regarding this topic! I am just starting out using gumpaste/fondant and would enjoy being able to afford a variety. Cutters are easy to come by and rather inexpensive. However I am a stickler for detail and an artist at heart. I want to give my work a realistic look. Also I like variety.....variety comes at a price. I think this is the answer I have been looking for and am quit excited to get started!

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