I'm a cake newbie, so I'm still acquiring supplies. I'm getting ready to place a GSA order and am thinking of adding a fondant smoother.
How necessary are they? Will they make a big difference in the way my cakes look? Right now I just smooth them with my hands. Would a fondant smoother make things a lot easier or help my cakes look a lot better?
They are absolutely needed for fondant. You need two to get sharp edges. I bought some from sugaredproductions.com and really like them better than the wilton ones because they are bigger.
Get two. It really makes a world of difference. I use mine with the viva method for my buttercream, too.
I agree with Elcee, get two of them. I have the Wilton fondant smoothers and I love them. There's no way to get your fondant smooth without the smoothers. Using two when smoothing you're able to get sharper edges.
I agree with Elcee
Playing devils advocate....and if they are wiltons, why would anyone order something online and pay shipping when you could get them from michaels with 40% off coupons???
Unless you dont have a michaels/joanns or hobby lobby around you.
Just food for thought.
We sell fondant smoothers from several manufacturers. My preference is are the JEM smoothers which are larger. I also like the smoothers from Fat Daddio's. Alan