I am wondering about the cost of an extruder. I would like to make a figure that looks like my daughter for her birthday cake (she has straight long hair). Don't know if I should buy one or find some other way to do the hair.
I intend to eventuallky buy one as well, but in the meantime I use a garlic press that I bought specially for my caking.
Get the extruder...I love mine!
I've used it many times, including for the hair on my 2 pregnant figures
I think you can find it at Michael's or Hobby Lobby (clay section) for a decent price, and even better using their coupon.
I purchased mine on-line: http://www.makinsclay.com/US/eng/products/ultimate.htm
Before I was able to purchase a nice extruder for cake, I bought a really inexpensive one at Hobby Lobby that was intended for use with clay. You probably won't eat the figurine anyway and so that's what I would do for a quick fix. I think I used a coupon so I don't remember I paid about $5 or if that was the original price. Just thought this would be an alternative.
I also use a garlic press, here is a fairy I made for a baby shower! Not as small in diameter as a clay extruder but works for me.
Is the material for the clay extruder food safe? If so, I'd LOOOVE to get one!!!
I tryed something the other day for hair and it worked. I use a pasta machine that I only use for fondant and I put the spag. attachment on and it worked, but you need to use wilton fondant something alittle more firm than most of the other ones. I hope this helps.