Blossom Sugar Art Hydrangea Cutter/mould Set - Is It Realistic?

Decorating By Snowflakebunny23 Updated 9 Jun 2014 , 3:54pm by maisie73

Snowflakebunny23 Posted 6 Jun 2014 , 2:16pm
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Hi everyone.  I'm just putting in my online order for a set of hydrangea cutters for some upcoming cakes and trying to make the decision as to which one to buy....there are soooooo many!  I know how to do it, just haven't got the kit.  I want something very realistic so so have been looking at the veining mats but they are rather pricey :-s  Has anyone used the blossom sugar art ones?  Do they work with very thin flowerpaste?  The only ones i've seen have come out quite chunky... I'd appreciate any recommendations :-)

Thanks

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pastrypet Posted 6 Jun 2014 , 11:23pm
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I prefer these because they look more realistic than the Blossom Sugar Art ones.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/WWF-3x-Hydrangea-Fondant-Cake-Biscuit-**********-Plunger-Cutter-Craft-Mold-Tool-/400565993838

 

They would cut thin gumpaste or fondant, but might not "capture" the built in veiner.

Goreti Posted 6 Jun 2014 , 11:36pm
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Originally Posted by pastrypet 
 

I prefer these because they look more realistic than the Blossom Sugar Art ones.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/WWF-3x-Hydrangea-Fondant-Cake-Biscuit-**********-Plunger-Cutter-Craft-Mold-Tool-/400565993838

 

They would cut thin gumpaste or fondant, but might not "capture" the built in veiner.

I've made hydrangeas using these.  You can use them on very thin gumpaste but since there is very little holding the petals together they will be very fragile.  That is why you usually see thicker petals when people make them.  Here are the ones I did with mine to give you an idea.Practice hydrangeas to use leftover fondant/gumpaste

pastrypet Posted 7 Jun 2014 , 5:22pm
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Snowflakebunny23 Posted 8 Jun 2014 , 3:51pm
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AThank you both :-) I will get a set and see how I get on. Always like to make new flowers :-) x

maisie73 Posted 8 Jun 2014 , 4:44pm
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AHi snowflake bunny, I've got them and I have to say I love them. I bought them on nannycook's recommendation, she did a wedding cake with them, it was lovely, everyone on the uk thread bought them after we saw hers! [IMG]http://cakecentral.com/content/type/61/id/3247735/width/200/height/400[/IMG]

Not a great photo but I haven't got a better one. If you ask on the uk thread tho I'm sure you'll be inundated! :-)

Snowflakebunny23 Posted 8 Jun 2014 , 5:09pm
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AHi Masie - do you mean that you got the plunger ones that some of the other postees have linked to or the blossom sugar art ones? Sorry for being thick but want to make sure I get the right one!! I can find the UK thread but when you click it, it opens on page 1...and think there are over 8000 posts now!!

maisie73 Posted 8 Jun 2014 , 5:13pm
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ANo I have the blossom art one. Go to the bottom of page one and there should be an arrow to click on "last". It'll take you a while to scroll through all the photos but if you just post and ask nannycook (or pm her?) I'm sure she'll show you. In fact you don't even have to go to the last page to post, you can type a reply at the bottom of every page. Well, on a phone or tablet you can, not sure about on a computer.

nannycook Posted 8 Jun 2014 , 5:28pm
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A[IMG]http://cakecentral.com/content/type/61/id/3247772/width/200/height/400[/IMG]

Hi snowflake, is this the type of cutter your looking for?

Maisie and co bought them a few weeks ago, in fact I made some this afternoon for some cupcakes nextweek, do you want to see those too?

Go easy on the wedding cake its only my 2nd one after a 25 yr gap.

Snowflakebunny23 Posted 8 Jun 2014 , 6:44pm
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AThanks both, that cake is a beauty, Nannycake :-) The Blossom Sugar Art set certainly makes beautiful flowers but do you think that it would make wired ones? As opposed to the ones which are stuck directly onto the cake?

nannycook Posted 8 Jun 2014 , 6:52pm
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ANot sure snowflake, theres bound to be a way to wire them though, unless you do the Mexican hat method, cut out the flower and also cut it out on the mexican hat to, abit of a faff though.

Krypto Posted 8 Jun 2014 , 7:16pm
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ANannycook those are beautiful! Would you mind providing a link for the cutters?

nannycook Posted 8 Jun 2014 , 9:27pm
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ANow your asking something of me krypto, can I do that maybe not. However you can get them from Amazon, sorry not being very helpful am I?

Thank you for a lovely comment tho Kyrpto!!

Snowflakebunny23 Posted 9 Jun 2014 , 7:16am
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@Krypto - I think this is the one you need (but obviously availability wil depend on where you are): http://www.craftcompany.co.uk/hydrangea-cake-decorating-cutter-and-mould-set.html

 

thanks everyone...I'll investigate.  I guess using the Mexican hat would work but you're right, serious faff!!  I'll probably have a crack with the plunger ones first as I know I can wire them and then treat myself to the blossom art set come my next birthday or something ;-) xx

nannycook Posted 9 Jun 2014 , 7:30am
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AYep thats the very cutter!

maisie73 Posted 9 Jun 2014 , 7:33am
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ADon't know how to add a link but you can get that cutter on eBay for £7.29, free P&P.

Krypto Posted 9 Jun 2014 , 3:18pm
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AThank you so much Maisie73 and Snowflakebunny23!

maisie73 Posted 9 Jun 2014 , 3:54pm
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AMost welcome :-)

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