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post #61 of 109
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Wonderful Melissa, you will learn so much and be so happy you took the class.
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post #62 of 109
Shirley, thank you for the list of tools. I have ordered mine and will have them in time for class two this weekend. Can't wait to use them! icon_smile.gif

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post #63 of 109
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Your welcome. Show us pictures of what you create with your new toys.
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post #64 of 109
Will do icon_biggrin.gif
post #65 of 109
Thank you shirleyW for the head up.
post #66 of 109
I am starting the Fondant class this week and will have to just use my Wilton tools that I purchased.
Shirley.. if i had to buy two or three tools.. which ones should I buy first???

Thanks for your help.
post #67 of 109
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1. Non stick ridged cel board
2. Non stick cel pin for rolling
3. Foam Cel pad
4. Metal balll tool

These would be what I would consider the most needed tools, although the others are important these would be the first things I would buy.
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post #68 of 109
I have most of the tools necessary to make flowers and leaves, (to include the metal ball tool for thining and ruffling). But, having not taken a class (visual is so much better) on gumpaste flowers, I find that no matter how hard I try, I don't believe that I am thinning correctly and absolutely cannot get the hang of ruffling. So many pretty flowers need ruffling and I just cannot figure it out. Can someone help by explaining exactly what to do with the metal ball tool. Thank you so, so much.
post #69 of 109
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Cassie the trick is to lay the petal on a foam cel pad, hold the ball tool upright or at just a slight angle, lay the ball halfway on the edge of the petal and halfway on the foam pad. To thin the petal you just go around slowly with a slight pressure. To ruffle do the same thing but this time apply more pressure and move the ball tool as though you were erasing a pencil mark. The faster you move the tool back and forth the tighter the ruffle will be. If you don't have that ball halfway on the petal and move it too far in, all it does is cup the petal, it doesn't thin and it doesn't ruffle.
Hope this will help you.
If you ever see a VHS tape on eBAY that you can afford look for Rosemary Watsons tape from her old company called Sugar Bouquets. The tape is called "A Bakers Dozen" with 13 different gumpaste flowers. The sad thing is she has closed her business and you can no longer buy her cutters and veiners. But Global Sugar Art is now carrying similar ones made by Sunflower. I would also recommend Nicholas Lodge's book "A Potpourri of flowers" and any of his tapes or DVDs on flower making.
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If you ever see a VHS tape on eBAY that you can afford look for Rosemary Watsons tape from her old company called Sugar Bouquets. The tape is called "A Bakers Dozen" with 13 different gumpaste flowers. The sad thing is she has closed her business and you can no longer buy her cutters and veiners. But Global Sugar Art is now carrying similar ones made by Sunflower.



I have Rosemary's videos. I have transfered it to DVD. I have some of her stuff and her Rose kit. I bought Sunflower cutters and veiners. I can't wait to try making all these flowers.
post #71 of 109
Hi Shirley,

Thank you for your quick response. Your answer has given me something to work with and I appreciate it. I'm going to follow your directions and give it a try today. I'll also be on the lookout for your recommendations for "viewing".

This board is wonderful, I'm learning so much just by reading. Cassie
post #72 of 109
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Your welcome Cassie. Good luck with the flower making and have fun.
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post #73 of 109
Hi Shirley,

Thanks to you, I was able to ruffle a petal. I was not holding the ball tool at the proper angle, nor at the right spot on the gumpaste and foam. I so much appreciate your sharing your expertise. Cassie
post #74 of 109
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Yay! I am so glad it worked for you Cassie. You are on your way now, I expect to see more and more photos of new flower creations. thumbs_up.gif
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post #75 of 109
I would also add the following to a kit.

celcakes flower formers
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