Hi all! Love everything CAKE, but I work three jobs and rarely get to practice my hobby. I want to try to make some gum paste flowers, but I'm confused because it seems like there are like 50 starter sets. Can anyone advise? Ateco has this that looks like Wilton starter kit. Preference? Do both have what you would call the essential starter tools? I like Ateco better but don't want to miss out on any essential starter items. I know I'll need one to start.
Then, there are even more flower starter sets, which is where it gets confusing for someone who knows NOTHING about it! I don't want overlap, obviously, but wow the choices. Any insight???
And this one, apparently for 4th class, which I won't be taking http://www.amazon.com/Wilton-2116-115-Paste-Flowers-Decorating/dp/B006UKNWQS/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1363235621&sr=8-3&keywords=gum+paste+flower+kit
AND this one, for 3rd class that looks pretty similar to the one above it??? http://www.amazon.com/Wilton-Gum-Paste-Fondant-Student/dp/B003LN9WF2/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1363235621&sr=8-2&keywords=gum+paste+flower+kit
Any experienced cakers want to help this newbie out? I read the wilton discuss threads about it, and it seems THEIR general consensus is that the 4th class set has some overlap, but they all already own a lot of this, so that doesn't help me choose! Any insight is so apprciated! TIA!