What Items Do You Have ????

Lounge By Izzy Sweet Updated 18 Apr 2013 , 2:05am by Carrie789

Izzy Sweet Posted 5 Mar 2013 , 8:53pm
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What items do you use that were not in the baking section. I would like to see the things people use so I know I am not the only strange one because I know you are all STRANGE !!!!!

 

I use lazy susans instead of cake turntables, paint rollers, clothes hangers to hang my flowers on (not very good yet)

 

ok your turn

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VicB213 Posted 5 Mar 2013 , 8:56pm
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I to use a lazy susan instead of a turntable... those are great.

DeliciousDesserts Posted 5 Mar 2013 , 9:12pm
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AI used a lazy Susan when I first started. Love my new fancy turntable.

Hardware store is great. I find scrapers in the paint & sparkle section.

I use a seam measurer for stacking & a level.

Izzy Sweet Posted 5 Mar 2013 , 9:15pm
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I used a lazy Susan when I first started. Love my new fancy turntable.

Hardware store is great. I find scrapers in the paint & sparkle section.

I use a seam measurer for stacking & a level.

I use the scrapers and levels too lol

Herekittykitty Posted 5 Mar 2013 , 9:39pm
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I use a scraper, level, ceramic tiles for settleing, a "pasta" roller that is meant for clay, plastic embossers for card and scrapbooking paper (I use on fondant/gumpaste) and an exacto knife.

Izzy Sweet Posted 5 Mar 2013 , 9:40pm
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Originally Posted by Herekittykitty 

I use a scraper, level, ceramic tiles for settleing, a "pasta" roller that is meant for clay, plastic embossers for card and scrapbooking paper (I use on fondant/gumpaste) and an exacto knife.

I was reading about the ceramic tiles for the bulge. I think I might try that.

Herekittykitty Posted 5 Mar 2013 , 9:52pm
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I won't settle a cake w/o them anymore and haven't had a case of the bulge since - well that and moving to magic line pans.

IAmPamCakes Posted 5 Mar 2013 , 10:06pm
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APaint scrapers, pruning shears, PVC pipe. Oh, and a blow torch. Nothing really inventive.

Izzy Sweet Posted 5 Mar 2013 , 10:24pm
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Paint scrapers, pruning shears, PVC pipe. Oh, and a blow torch. Nothing really inventive.

What is the pvc pipe for, modeling maybe

IAmPamCakes Posted 5 Mar 2013 , 10:28pm
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AOnce in a while, I roll dough (puff, fondant, whatever), but mostly for modeling. I used paper towel rolls to mold castle turrets once too.

shanter Posted 5 Mar 2013 , 10:45pm
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Pieces of lace to make molds.

I have some Norwegian silverware with fancy handles that I've used to make molds.

Polymer clay tools and molds.

Metal rolling mill impression sheets.

Carpenter's square.

Rubber stamps.

Craft scissors (scallop, zig-zag, torn-edge).

Drywall cutter for circles of foam core.

Pearl tweezers to pick up dragees.

Flat bed sheet to put on the kitchen floor to catch drips, powdered sugar, dropped spoons and knives, etc.

Sewing tools.

-K8memphis Posted 5 Mar 2013 , 11:34pm
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hemostats--for baby's breath

sandpaper

electric sander

hacksaw

miter saw

baby lights

stencil cutter

foam cutter

circle cutter

edible ink printer

 

most of that stuff is for making stands and boards and dummies --prolly not what you meant but i wanna play and i can't think of anything ;)

shanter Posted 6 Mar 2013 , 12:50am
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Test tubes. I get them free from work (sterilized) so they are cheaper, for me, than flower picks/spikes and I like them better.

 

This is one of my favorite stores to troll for decorating tools, such as the I [heart] You toast stamper.

shanter Posted 6 Mar 2013 , 1:08am
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Originally Posted by shanter 

Pieces of lace to make molds.

I have some Norwegian silverware with fancy handles that I've used to make molds.

Polymer clay tools and molds.

Metal rolling mill impression sheets.

Carpenter's square.

Rubber stamps.

Craft scissors (scallop, zig-zag, torn-edge).

Drywall cutter for circles of foam core.

Pearl tweezers to pick up dragees.

Flat bed sheet to put on the kitchen floor to catch drips, powdered sugar, dropped spoons and knives, etc.

Sewing tools.

 

Also Test tubes. I get them free from work (sterilized) so they are cheaper, for me, than flower picks/spikes and I like them better.

 

This is one of my favorite stores to troll for decorating tools, such as the I [heart] You toast stamper. http://mcphee.com/shop/

(and if you cut yourself on your Agbay, Archie McPhee has the Jane Austen/Abe Lincoln/Bacon bandages).

 

Sorry for the duplicate post. CC won't let me delete the one without the link.

-K8memphis Posted 6 Mar 2013 , 1:27am
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syringes

kikiandkyle Posted 6 Mar 2013 , 2:02am
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I have a pasta roller, and some scrapers from the hardware store. That's pretty much it right now. 

Izzy Sweet Posted 6 Mar 2013 , 2:06am
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Originally Posted by shanter 

 

Also Test tubes. I get them free from work (sterilized) so they are cheaper, for me, than flower picks/spikes and I like them better.

 

This is one of my favorite stores to troll for decorating tools, such as the I [heart] You toast stamper. http://mcphee.com/shop/

(and if you cut yourself on your Agbay, Archie McPhee has the Jane Austen/Abe Lincoln/Bacon bandages).

 

Sorry for the duplicate post. CC won't let me delete the one without the link.

Such a great idea

barbilea Posted 20 Mar 2013 , 8:30am
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to use a lazy susan instead of a turntable...

Carrie789 Posted 25 Mar 2013 , 9:12am
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My husband me a cake leveler from scraps of PVC and steel wire. It cost nothing and works great.
 

cazza1 Posted 25 Mar 2013 , 10:27am
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Plastic syringes with the tops cut off also work well as flower picks.

Egg cartons and apple trays (the cardboard sort that the apples are on at the supermarket and greengrocers) for shaping flowers.

Solid polystyrene packing inserts from boxed appliances etc for standing flowers on wires in to dry.

LeslieBruckman Posted 2 Apr 2013 , 1:21am
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My clay extruder... it's my new favorite.

iCookiBake Posted 13 Apr 2013 , 7:29pm
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I use random pieces of toys and other things around the house as cutters for fondant.

For rolling out fondant, I use my glasstop stove because I have tiled countertops which frustrates me. Or I use a large smooth book with wax paper on top of it.

Nothing really crazy, but I'm also new to all of this, so I'm sure i'll be inventing more ways to substitute for items that I don't have!

Carrie789 Posted 18 Apr 2013 , 2:05am
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I cut up a large piece of styrofoam packing from my husband's new tv, glued and toothpicked the pieces together and made a cupcake stand. 
 

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