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post #31 of 109
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Your welcome Stephanie. You may have to find these at several different sources, but once you have them you will begin to enjoy doing gumpaste flowers. Having the right tools makes all the difference.
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post #32 of 109
The site you posted on here, can I get the metal viening tool on it?

Thanks!!
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post #33 of 109
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I'm not sure what you mean by a metal veining tool. There are metal ball tools for thinning and ruffling petals, silicone veining presses for veining the flowers.
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post #34 of 109
Hey Shirley, have you ever heard of using one of those Dollar Store placemats for making the ridges to insert the wires? I think I read it in an ACD magazine. She just cut slits in the placemat and then rolled the gumpaste over it. I've actually been thinking about this rolling thing and have an idea in mind. Once I get it made I'll send you a pic and see what you think.........
post #35 of 109
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I hadn't hear of that but is certainly sounds interesting and cheap!
I always say cake decorators are the mother of inventions because we find the oddest things to use for our cakes and they work! icon_biggrin.gif
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post #36 of 109
I am a true fan of yours you are so talented and so willing to share your knowledge with others.I really appreciate your wisdom and love to see your work.
Once again I thank you for being such a wonderful asset to CC.
post #37 of 109
Let me add my "Amen" to Shirley being a kind and generous help!
post #38 of 109
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Aren't you nice, thank you so much! icon_smile.gif
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post #39 of 109
SHIRLEY YOUR CAKES ARE AMAZING!!!!!!!!!
I JUST WANTED TO SAY THANK YOU SHIRLEY FOR THE HELP THAT YOU HAVE GAVE.IT'S NICE TO KNOW THAT THERE ARE PEOPLE OUT THERE WILLING TO HELP OTHERS.I'M NEW TO CAKE DECORATING AND I'M TRYING TO TEACH MYSELF.I'M HAVING ALOT OF FUN BUT MAKING FLOWERS IS WHERE I NEED THE MOST HELP.I WANT TO TRY TO MAKE GUMPASTE/FONDANT FLOWERS.IS THERE A BOOK I CAN GET TO TEACH ME AT HOME?

COULD YOU PLEASE E-MAIL ME @ stacylynnyarger@yahoo.com

THANK YOU
STACY
post #40 of 109
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Hi Stacy Lynn, my nieces name too but she spells hers Staci.
I would be happy to email you but finding a beginners book on gumpaste flowers isn't easy. I wish they still had the Sugar Bouquets VHS tapes around, if you ever see one on eBAY called A Bakers Dozen by Rosemary Watson and if it isn't sky high it is a good investment. You can occasionally even fnd a few of her flower cutters and veiners there. Global Sugar Arts is carrying Sunflower cutters and veiners and they are similar. I do have some worksheets I am willing to send to you. Please be careful putting your email in a post. I feel you can trust our members but you never know who is online in a forum and for privacy it is better to pm your address.
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post #41 of 109
Thank you Shirley for all of your info!

I TOTALLY second Shirley's recommendation of a good Cel Board. I struggled until I got a nice one from Cake Craft Shoppe.

http://www.cakecraftshoppe.com/showprod.asp?catid=27&mcatid=8

It was a little hard to swallow the $30...but definitely WORTH IT!!!!

Next, i need to check into the metal ball tools. I have had good luck with the FMM tools as well. Thanks again Shirley! You are an inspiration! thumbs_up.gif
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post #42 of 109
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Your very welcome. I know the intial expense of the tools is scary, but I assure you they last nearly forever. I have had all of mine for 7 years and they are still in perfect condition and they are like pack mules, they just keep going.

I tell people to look at it this way. Any hobby has an initial investment in equipment, whether it is golf, fishing, bowling or cake decorating. The nice thing is, once you have them you are set to go. Not saying you won't want more cake toys, I still do even after 48 years of doing this. Something new comes along and I tell myself I just HAVE to have it, but it is really more like I WANT to have it. icon_biggrin.gif
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post #43 of 109
Yikes! A video of hers went for $56 on eBay.
post #44 of 109
Hi Shirly - THANK YOU SO MUCH for your helpful tips. I purchased the Wilton flower kit and I have already found quick fixes to make my flowers a little nicer... I'm still learning, but practice is best.

Could you plesae tell me where you purchased your Cel-Board & Metal tools? I've search google, but keep coming up with computer stuff for the Cel-board.

Like you, I believe in quality and small investiment will prevent frustration and wasted money. Coupons always help too when they can be used.

New at this but eagar to learn - Sonja
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post #45 of 109
Thank you for this input. It's a great help for newbies as my self. I'm a baker apprentis but tries to learn as much as possible at home. I can only say that everyone here is great at explaining even the small details.
It's a great help. So thanks icon_cool.gif
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