Do you think these black shapes are free handed or cut using special cutters? If they are special cutters where can I find them? And what about the bling broach....what is that made out of? Any help anyone could give me would be great!
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Hand cut. If not that, perhaps done on a cricut or with actual metal cutters.
Yeah I don't want to by a cricut...so if anyone knows where to get metal cutters like that I would love to know where! Thanks....
These are Lindy Smith cutters - Stylised Flower Cutters
WOW...they sure are!! Thank you sooooo much ApplegumPam!!!
You can get those Lindy Smith cutters at Global Sugar art too.
Holy Moly those things are expensive! Yikes! I may just cut them free hand?
the actual picture of the brooch is not real clear to me, but it looks like nothing more than an oblong shape of fondant with silver dragees on it. I may be way off, but that is what I see. it looks as if it is cut out in the center. I know that there are some edible rhinestone type things available, but I do not know who to buy them from. In the KC metro area there is a company that sells something like that and so I know it is available, but I would suggest asking around and finding out who in your area might sell something like that if you know that what I thought I saw is not what I suggested it was. Good luck. To me the cut out shapes definitely looked like a cricut, but you have already figured out that problem.
These are the instances where it IS smarter to shop online internationally
14pounds at todays currency exchange is about US$22 - no way would shipping be another $27US
You have to remember that there is ALSO 20%VAT included in that price that is supposed to be deducted from countries outside of the EU - most online UK stores automatically adjust the prices when you put in your shipping address - Lindy's site does not
I think $20 for unusual cutters is pretty reasonable
Have you seen Wiltons new line called Punch Cut Decorate? They are a bunch of giant paper punches and sugar sheets. The sugar sheets can be cut with the punch or cut by hand and they have black sheets available. I bought a bunch of punchers and sugar sheets at Michaels. They may work for this cake. If you go to my pictures, look at the Mickey Mouse cake. The black Mickey silhouettes were hand cut from a black sugar sheet, as were the circles from other color sheets. Once on the cake, they meld into the frosting and have almost no taste. The sheets are 3.99 each. For this cake you would probably need no more that 3 sheets. Go on the Wilton website or youtube and search for punch cut decorate. Hope that helps!
When someone requests a special design and I don't have the items needed I add it to the price of the cake. Otherwise you can tell them that you can try to make them free hand but they won't be exactly the same as in the picture. This way they don't complain when they pick up the cake if it doesn't perfectly match.