Has anyone tried the New Wilton Thing that looks as it would be perfect for making Graduation cap (mortarboard) tassels? It's purple and white, small and handheld. Very curious. Do you use gumpaste or a 50/50 mix of fondant and gumpaste? I think it runs about 19.99.
I haven,t seen it. I would use 50/50 fondant and g/p mixture. That is what i use in my other tools for this. hth
Just bought it today but haven't used it. I hope it works and isn't a piece of garbage!
I could've bought one, but hesitated as I didn't know if I'd get enough use out of it to make it worth the price. However if it works well, it could also be used to make tassels for pillow cake. Would you please come back and tell me if your worked well or not. I have debated using a garlic press as some have posted on CC. I just thought those holes in a garlic press might be way to small. I have a grad cake on June 4.
Yeah, I heard about the garlic press thing, but wasn't sure. I tried the green makins clay extruder and it really was kind of sucky. I have yet to find one of these extruder things that works out for me. I hope this one is ast least ok. I used a 50 percent off coupon so for ten bucks I was willing to give it a shot. I am frightened that I may have to buy that 50 sugarcraft one. Argh. I don't want to! LOL!
Coupon was good idea! If you don't mind, and remember, please any feedback will be much appreciated.
Bought my own, will be answering my own question very soon.
I would love to know if this new thing works because my extruder SUCKS! Anxiously waiting...
I saw that in the stores this week too. I was debating on buying also for graduation cakes and hair. Feedback would be greatly appreciated.
On first try with it, went very well. Keep smooth, even pressure on the 'handles' while you are pressing to avoid areas where the pieces are thinner than others on each individual strand. I used 50/50 fumpaste/fondant. Since a 40% off coupon was used, I'd say this is worth the money. Not the best looking tassel, but def. produces a decent tassel. I'm sure it's like everything else, after a few practice tassels are 'knocked out,' I'll bet they'll be great!