I would like to purchase one of these and was wondering if there was any difference between the gun that is specifically a sugarcraft gun or is the clay/craft gun just the same? I only ask because the sugarcraft gun is about 3 times the price of the ordinary one so if it works the same way with sugarpaste/fondant etc then I'd rather not spend the extra money!
A lot use the clay gun, myself included, and I love mine. I was in the same place as you when I was looking to buy something, so I opted for the cheaper clay gun and it has worked great!
I have had both guns. They are not the same. The fondant gun with red handle is way more expansive and way worse then regular clay gun. The red one broke in three months and it's really hard to work with, if your fondant is a little bit harder (I would say not as soft as usual) it's basically impossible to push it out. The regular clay gun (most of the time it's green) is very easy to work with, and when you twist the handle once the fondant keeps coming, so doesn't requiret as much effort as the other one. I hope it all make sense.
Im looking to buy one of these too. Can you give me a brand name? Thanks!
I use a clay gun also. But I make sure to cover my fondant with shortening before putting it into the gun. This was taught at a Lorraine McKay class I took when we were making "hair" for a gumpaste girl. The fondant or gumpaste comes out nice and smooth and easy!
Brand Name is: Makin's Professional Ultimate Clay Extruder. They are all over ebay, I bought mine at local cake store.
I bought my extruder at Michael's. It is a Walnut Hollow clay extruder and it comes in a carry case with 20 disc designs. I like the handle on it much better than the Makin's. Plus I used a 50% off coupon! I tried to insert a pic, but it isn't working. If you go to Michael's website, they have a pic on there or Walnut Hollow has their own site also.
That's great everyone, I've seen the more expensive red-handled one that is specifically for sugarpaste and the barrel-type clay gun that doesn't have a handle, so I think I will go with the cheaper clay gun. There are a lot on ebay so just search there.