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post #16 of 18
Definetly recommend Jacqueline ButlerĀ“s online Craftsy class!
The class in itself is very complete (techniques, tools, GP and RI recipes, printable material, supply links, etc, etc) and you have the possibility to ask her questions ... she always answers right away with her fullest knowledge.
Totally worth it, in my opinion icon_smile.gif
post #17 of 18
Hi Everyone,

I am new to the CC scene - just signed up today.
I am very happy to have found this thread as I love to make sugar paste flowers and hope to learn more about the techniques. I am also happy to share what I know.

In response to the question of basic tool set, I would like to add 3 items to the list:

1.) good quality sugar paste - I find that a well made sugar paste makes a great difference.
2.) metal ball tool - I never tried the plastic ones because I read a lot about their shortcomings.
3.) forming pad - I have started out with what I thought to be a fabulous purchase - The Wilton Kit. It came with 30 some odd pieces of plastic cutters, a wooden rolling pin and 2 forming pads, which proved to be difficult to work on and the results were uninspiring. I use the white PME pad but there are other brands, which are just as good. The pad just needs to be firm. The pink Wilton ones are too soft, I find.

I agree with all of you, though - practice, practice and practice some more.
Great to be here and good luck, dawnybird!
post #18 of 18
Thread Starter 
Thanks, jhcakes!
Welcome to CC. Everyone on here is so willing to help bakers like me who are still learning the fine art of cake decorating! Thanks for adding to the list of "must-haves".
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