Just as the title says- would like some recommendations for some nice gumpaste tools. I've heard very mixed reviews on the wilton ones, and have seen some who use metal tools that look very nice, but I don't know the maker.
PME ones are good. (Yellow handles/white ends)
\\\\I agree with Coral PME are good
The Wilton ones are good, I also went in Michaels or Hobby Lobby where they sell the clay...They have good tools too...they work just as well as Wilton, but cheaper, lol, they have metal and plastic
I have the Wilton ones, because they come in a set and I wanted to have as many as I could. But lots of people prefer the metal ones, even though they're more expensive. You can find metal ones at global sugar art, I think.
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Invest in the PME tools. They are top grade and a little more expensive, but WELL worth the $$.
I prefer the metal ball tool but the other Wilton gumpaste tools work great and you can get them with a coupon. Use the money you save with the coupon and then order the metal ball tool online.
The Wilton set is a nice basis for starting a gum paste tool set. I still have mine from who knows when I bought it. There are some really nice qualities to it too. Metal cutters are nice but they need a lip on one edge so it doesn't cut you too.
The Wilton tool set is a good starter set. The book not so much.
I have the basic Wilton ones. I don't really like them. That's why I'm looking for nicer ones. Thanks for the suggestions!
Oh I thought 'hearing mixed reviews' meant they were being considered. It's a good set of tools. What's not to like.
The trigger for purchasing gum paste tools is what flower do you want to make. Seriously all the gum paste tools are cool.
I mean you don't even have to have special cutters to make great flowers. Veiners are pretty nice to have.