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post #106 of 118
Here are the edgers that are available through intotheoven.




http://www.intotheoven.com/Fondant-Tools-Smoothers-&-Edgers/c118_119_128/index.html
post #107 of 118
Wow, I've never heard of these. I have the fondant smoother, but had NO idea they had side, top ones - wow. I guess I've been living under a rock somewhere! ha!
post #108 of 118
I say WOW also. IntotheOven sent two of these for $7 shipping, and I got them in two days. You can't beat that.

I can't wait to try them.


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post #109 of 118
Am I the only one who is totally unimpressed with these? I bought a pair of them on eBay and think they are highly overrated. And I'm out 35 bucks or whatever it was. icon_sad.gif
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post #110 of 118
Cakepro I bought one too. It is sitting in the kitchen drawer laughing at me as we speak! There must be some little secret I don't get to using it. I'd sure like to know what that little secret is!

Elle
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post #111 of 118
I just used it and this is what I did.

First I let the buttercream CRUST. Then I used a combination method of smoothing the icing with a papertowel. I rubbed the paper towel with a fondant smoother, against the cake. Personally, I did not like the imprint of the paper towel, so I switched to wax paper and then to parchment paper, which left no imprint.

When all the bumps and spatula marks were pressed out, I then proceeded to use the sharp edge smoother. My top edges and corners were RAZOR sharp. And I never used the edger directly against the buttercream, because it would always stick. I kept the parchment in between my smoother and the cake, folding over the top edge or side corner.

If you try to use the edger with fondant, I would apply the fondant and use the edger immediately after fitting the fondant to your cake. The fondant is still soft and pliable. If you wait, the fondant with get too firm to make much of a difference.

Good luck everyone. I will post a picture of my small sample cake that I am working on now for everyone to see.

I am pleased.
post #112 of 118
CakePro and AuntieElle, I'm with you. I was excited, bought it, used it and said, "what's the big deal???" It's currently somewhere in my closet.
Answers to the most often asked questions re: SPS. SPS instructions are on Page 15 of the Sticky at the top of the Cake Decorating Forum. Supplies can be ordered from Oasis Supply, Global or BakeryCrafts.
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Answers to the most often asked questions re: SPS. SPS instructions are on Page 15 of the Sticky at the top of the Cake Decorating Forum. Supplies can be ordered from Oasis Supply, Global or BakeryCrafts.
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post #113 of 118
I like it because it's much quicker for me to get sharp edges. It took a little time to figure out the best way to use it, but now I can zip through getting the edges nice and sharp where before I played with a cake for forever.
post #114 of 118
The two I'm most interested in is:

Narrow top edger - would really love to know if anyone has used this on buttercream to give a nice faux fondant look

Side Edger - not for fondant, but for smoothing the sides of the buttercream, Sometimes when I use my hand, spatula, smoother, or whatever, my angle is not completely perfect. I like how this tool has a 90 degree angle on it to keep the bottom flush with the board/turntable and keep a straight angle aganist the cake.

anyone used the two I mentioned?
post #115 of 118
Yes, I have used all the edgers. BE SURE to wait until the buttercream has crusted. Then use a paper towel or parchment to smooth all surfaces of the cake. I had great success so long as I used parchment between the cake and the edger. It is great to find something that will give you perfect angles.

Good luck.
post #116 of 118
I know this thread is old, but THANKS GOD I found it!!!
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post #117 of 118
Thanks for finding it Rosie! I had no idea these things existed. Some of them look neat!
post #118 of 118
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Originally Posted by cylstrial

Thanks for finding it Rosie! I had no idea these things existed. Some of them look neat!

You're welcome Cystrial. I've never seen them either...and I asked at this little shop where I buy my supplies, but they've never hear of them either...I'll order them on-line.
Good luck!
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