Gumpaste Veiners And Cutters

Decorating By SugarSugarDesserts Updated 4 Nov 2010 , 5:39pm by icer101

SugarSugarDesserts Posted 2 Nov 2010 , 3:37pm
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I am looking for some good veiners and cutters to buy to start making more gumpaste flowers. Mainly roses, daisies, leaves, and other regularly used flowers.

I want to put some money into my set and buy good cutters and vieners. Can you guys tell me what cutters and veiners you like. There are to many out there and I just don't know what ones to buy.

I am especially looking for leaves and roses. Not sure if I will make one petal roses or the five petal kind as I have not really spent much time doing them - so opinions would be appreciated on that as wellicon_smile.gif

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tiptop57 Posted 2 Nov 2010 , 8:05pm
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I prefer metal cutters as they cut cleaner, with that being said, then I buy cutters/veiners from

Now you are looking at 5 petal rose cutters I'd would go with a typical FMM cutter. They are plastic and don't cut as clean, but that is the nature of the beast.


Rusti Posted 2 Nov 2010 , 8:36pm
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I would look into the First Impression flori formers as veiners for a good range of flowers.

cdgleason Posted 2 Nov 2010 , 9:05pm
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"tiptop57"... I agree with you 100%, I prefer metal cutters, cleaner edges, etc..
thanks for posting that websight, I just got a new laptop.. I had that websight saved as a favorite on my dead computer... totally forgot about them!!

I live very close to Country Kitchen, Sweet Art, but they don't always have be best supply of flower cutters.. so...
I've ordered several good cutters and veiners from Scott Clark Wolley's websight. It could take you all day to look through all of the amazing cutters/veiners etc. he has for sale! He is also really great about personal correspondences if you have questions about your order!!

Coral3 Posted 2 Nov 2010 , 9:22pm
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I'm not all that great at making roses, but I can make a passable rose with single petal cutters - I've tried the 5-petal cutters which were sopposed to be 'easier' but found it heaps trickier trying to make them that way.

costumeczar Posted 2 Nov 2010 , 9:27pm
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I like the Great Impressions molds and cutters from Squires Kitchen in the UK. They have a ton of different ones for veining petals, but you can get away with just getting a few generically-shaped ones if you don't want to spend TOO much. This is their index page, click on a letter to see the molds that start with that letter:

-K8memphis Posted 2 Nov 2010 , 10:22pm
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I still use the little green blosson cutter from Wilton even and one of the little bitty leaves for pie crusts. They have a nice rounded edge so that if you are making bunches of blossoms you don't cut yourself. And to me, that's about the only bell & whistle to a cutter is if there's an easy side (the reverse edge) to press on to cut the item with.

Get the blue two piece rose petal veiner (whatever brand Nick Lodge carries I think) you will be born again!

I like plunger cutters too where you have a nice contraption to eject the piece off after cutting--I have this neato set of plunger ivy cutters, that vein the leaf at the same time. Be still my beating heart. Yah almost wanna put 'em under your pillow.

Oh and let me recommend you try the five petal deal to start--if you want to do petal by petal just cut them apart.

Happy cake toys to you!!!

-K8memphis Posted 2 Nov 2010 , 10:31pm
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And yes Scott Clark Woolley is a jewel of a person to work with. Great merchandise. Very helpful. Sweet man.

Another cool thing about the Wilton cutters? the cutting edge is beveled so it pushes the excess material away a bit. Wilton isn't known these days for higher end tools but once in a while they slip up & get something right.

Not to mention my Wilton ball tool has a untrimmed seam around it but... icon_rolleyes.gif

playingwithsugar Posted 2 Nov 2010 , 11:08pm
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Originally Posted by -K8memphis

And yes Scott Clark Woolley is a jewel of a person to work with. Great merchandise. Very helpful. Sweet man.

You ain't just whistlin' Dixie, girlfriend. He's great to deal with.

Theresa icon_smile.gif

cdgleason Posted 3 Nov 2010 , 12:35am
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"k8memphis" you're SO right... I {{{LOVE}}} my tiny blossom cutter from the "Basic Wilton gumpaste cutter set" .... AND.... plunger cutters that cut, vien and plunge the gumpaste out quickly and oh, so efficiently...
I can't live without them!! I LOVE my ivy plunger cutters, and I recently bought the 5 petal blossom plunger cutter set.... it's invaluable if you like to do a quilting pattern with the tiny blossoms at each intersection! I used the 'snowflake plunger cutters" for my snowflake cake... (I've had more requests for info on the snowflakes than anything I've ever done!!) LOVE those snowflake cutters!!
As for Scott Clark Wolley, he sent me a link for some great tutorials that he posted on his webpage!! His monthly news letter is nice too!!

-K8memphis Posted 3 Nov 2010 , 12:53am
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Originally Posted by cdgleason

... I used the 'snowflake plunger cutters" for my snowflake cake... (I've had more requests for info on the snowflakes than anything I've ever done!!) LOVE those snowflake cutters!!

S.n.o.w.f.l.a.k.e plunger???????!!!!!!!!!

I bought my daughter the snowflake cookie cutter set with the little bitty cutters for making the pretty flake holes--I just had to buy them but I knew I would never use them. Wonder how she'd feel about some snowflake plungers hahaha

(She hasn't used them yet...nor the linzer cookie cutters...)
Note to self--must get daughter hooked on phondant-- icon_lol.gif


tiptop57 Posted 3 Nov 2010 , 12:36pm
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Note: From what I can see Scott Clark Woolley gets his cutters from the website I posted earlier. He is a reseller as they haven't been in the USA long as they were UK. That being said, I do love working with him! And his flower DVD is the bomb.

diamonds-and-rust Posted 4 Nov 2010 , 4:45pm
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Have you tried making the "Duff" roses? There is a tutorial on them in the article section....they don't require any special cutters (just a circle, u can use a glass or whatever) and they are SUPER cute and VERY easy and VERY fast to do....I also like Edna's roses, which also only require a round cutter....they are very pretty but are a two-day process and are a bit more involved.

diamonds-and-rust Posted 4 Nov 2010 , 4:46pm
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sorry about the triple post! kept getting an error msg and didn't think the message posted

diamonds-and-rust Posted 4 Nov 2010 , 4:47pm
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UUUGGGHHH sorry icon_redface.gif

thecakeprincess Posted 4 Nov 2010 , 4:58pm
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Tiptop57, thanks for the tip on the Scott Wooley DVD! i wanted to buy it, but wasn't sure.

icer101 Posted 4 Nov 2010 , 5:39pm
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Never have a problem with any plastic cutter, wilton, fmm, jem,etc. If you know how to use them, there is no problem. I have metal cutters that arent,t that good, you just press hard on any of them and twist good. Another way is to lay your piece of g/p on top of the cutters(plastic or metal. Roll with the small roller and rub around edges with your finger or thumb. Great results everytime. Even Collette Peters and Nick Lodge still use the wilton cutters and tools at times.hth

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