I've got a topsy turvy cake (6-8-10") with sunflowers due in a month and i'm trying to figure out what is a good sunflower cutter set and leaf cutter set. I'll need a couple different sizes, and see a couple different design cutters, but not sure which to get. Any suggestions?
Did you mean ordinary sunflower and leaf cutters or the ones that "vein" or "emboss" the fondant aswell?
I also rolled out a larger piece of brown fondant for the middle to make it look more like a sunflower. I love silicone molds!
i'm open to either one. i only need to make about 9 flowers.. 6 for on the cakes and 3 "just in case" flowers. i'm not opposed to veining myself, but i know that'll cut down on labor if i get one that does it for me.
and do i really need to get the sunflower leaf cutter, or can i just free-hand cut the shapes? and what kind of veiner should i use for that?
I've just had a look and I think embossed plunger cutters are the best, like the sunflower and leaf ones on this UK website,
They come in a set of three different sizes, and the embossed ones give a hint of realism to the fondant
It is completely up to you if you would like to vein them yourself, there are sets of ordinary cutters like on this website,
A little tip though if you do vein them yourself, use a craft tool or a knife, but use the back of the knife so you don't slice through the fondant so much.
Hope this helps good luck!
I don't really think you need to splash out on a sunflower leaf cutter, I don't think people will notice if its not a sunflower leaf
thanks everyone! can I use any leaf veiner? I don't have any, and i'd like to get one that'll be able to use for other flowers too!
i love your name btw.. i just tried to look at the UK website, and it's coming up not found. suggestions?
Sorry about the not found website, don't know what happened there,
This is a link, again for a UK website, with the veined plunger sunflower cutter I was talking about,
Also I did a google search for leaf veiners you said about,
PME is a UK brand that makes embossed plunger cutters. You can find them at j e s t e r s cake supply.com for a reasonable price.