george101 Posted 25 Aug 2013 , 8:06pm
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Im looking at buying a set of stainless crimpers, have never used them and was wondering how often they are used , and how useful they really are.

i realise it depends on the style of cakes you make but are they the type of tool that once you have you wouldn't be without.

I am trying to get  a good base of tools, including a cel mat and stick, Im guessing they are a must for flowers and leaves

Thanks

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auzzi Posted 26 Aug 2013 , 1:16am
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are they the type of tool that once you have you wouldn't be without

No - they are more "old style" than current style ...

 
Tutorial:
http://www.hogglewick-crafts.co.uk/KBase/Article242.aspx
 
youtube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XkIaVs08Eg0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yaAoBm-uEgo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=wJS3jwKs0wg
 
Examples:
http://www.creationsbyedith.com/popup_image.php/pID/1656?osCsid=0eb1ae974edc58358f13120dbf6629da
http://www.dentoncakeclub.com/resources/_wsb_366x274_crimping+board2.JPG
http://cakesaroundtown.com.au/catalog/images/crimper-patterns.jpg
 
Basics:
george101 Posted 26 Aug 2013 , 1:31am
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Thanks for that,

I had no idea, I don't think I would have a lot of use for them at this stage.

What about the cel board and cel stick ?

So far I have only made roses, but I do hope  to learn a basic flower garden of choices as I buy different cutters.

cazza1 Posted 26 Aug 2013 , 1:34am
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I have had crimpers for about 30 years and have probably only used them a couple of times.

 

Cel mat and cel stick I use all the time.  You need them, or something equivalent, to make good flowers.  I only recently got a cel mat to replace my old flower mat and it is far superior.

george101 Posted 2 Sep 2013 , 4:25am
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Thanks for that.

Passed up the crimper set and got the big cel mat instead.

Really appreciate your help.

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