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post #16 of 22

Get a brand new triangular file from a hardware store.  Use that to file grooves into your present hard boards (which for me are scraps of HDPE from restaurant installers).  File grooves some distance apart and at different depths.  Sanitize the board with bleach/water after you are done filing. 

post #17 of 22

I found the  twiddling method, just scroll down and there are 2 videos:

http://cakesandcookiesbyandrea.blogspot.com/2011/03/gumpaste-calla-lily-tutorial-and-soft.html
 

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post #19 of 22

I've tried a few different ways of rolling and I decided the CalBoard 2 (the larger one - I actually have both the small and large) works the best for me.  The biggest benefit is you can roll up to 5 petals at once - when I'm making a flower like my ruffled peony that has 40-50 wired petals for each flower it drastically cuts down on rolling and cutting time.  Yes, I am that insane that I make 50 wired petals for one flower.  :D

 

The cutting surface is also the best for me.  I've used exactos and my extremely expensive Shun pairing knife and it's never gouged.

post #20 of 22

I know this is an old post, but just in case anyone wants to know. . . I used a $3 cutting board from Walmart, heated a metal skewer, and created my own stem inserts. Works just like the one that was $46 at the local cake supply store.

post #21 of 22

Thank you.  I think I will give this a try before spending money on a large board.  

post #22 of 22
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Originally Posted by cbandre View Post
 

I know this is an old post, but just in case anyone wants to know. . . I used a $3 cutting board from Walmart, heated a metal skewer, and created my own stem inserts. Works just like the one that was $46 at the local cake supply store.

I agree its an old post but worth bumping up. I did it with metal BBQ skewers on an old board and it works great.

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