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What tool do you wish you had never bought?

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Each time I get in a hobby/craft store, I head to the cake decorating department in search of new tools.  There are so many items there and I never know what to buy.  I want to experiment and learn new things (my family loves my surprises!); I would rather not purchase tools that are not going to be assets to work with...looking for guidance from all of you that have bought & wished you hadn't.  Thanks!!

post #2 of 49

That is a great question! The first thing that popped into mind was this http://www.wilton.com/store/site/product.cfm?id=BA23EDC2-802D-F658-0457DE1C665B1CA4&fid=D765FA80-1E0B-C910-EA0046AD375C41A8 It is useless, because it only cuts one side, you push harder and it bends and still it cuts one side! Useless!

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Originally Posted by Annabakescakes View Post

That is a great question! The first thing that popped into mind was this http://www.wilton.com/store/site/product.cfm?id=BA23EDC2-802D-F658-0457DE1C665B1CA4&fid=D765FA80-1E0B-C910-EA0046AD375C41A8 It is useless, because it only cuts one side, you push harder and it bends and still it cuts one side! Useless!

Wilton has a new one of these out I bought it for the classes I took I should say classes I retook being I took them 15 years ago....anyways I used it a few times in class and didn't have any problems.
Edited by kazita - 5/21/13 at 8:13pm
post #4 of 49
I would say the class kits they make you buy to take each class. ....don't know if ill ever use that stuff again.
post #5 of 49

Hmmm....

fondant (I now make my own, much cheaper and tastes better.), cake leveler (I use a serrated knife, works better) , set of  3" square cake pans (sold them at a loss on ebay...they took forever to bake and square cakes aren't my thing) , petal dusts (I never use them, just luster dusts!), and a jem flower cutter set.  I am working on not buying impulse items or things I don't need but look like I need them..

 

Basically you will buy a bunch of things and use most of them, but you will soon have a list of "why did I buy that" stuff...which is why CC needs to have a marketplace!

post #6 of 49
Heres the new cutter

www.google.com/search?q=new+wilton+embosser+ribbon+cutter&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=TTicUcOBO6rMywHD04D4Ag&ved=0CAgQ_AUoAQ&biw=360&bih=567#biv=i%7C16%3Bd%7CqM4jcpGgrZ22gM%3A

It is $30.00 but I used a coupon to buy it. The new cutter comes in packaging that you can't really see the cutter until you lift a flap open on the box , my instructor had to show it to me because I totally missed it.
Edited by kazita - 5/21/13 at 8:23pm
post #7 of 49
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Originally Posted by Annabakescakes View Post

That is a great question! The first thing that popped into mind was this http://www.wilton.com/store/site/product.cfm?id=BA23EDC2-802D-F658-0457DE1C665B1CA4&fid=D765FA80-1E0B-C910-EA0046AD375C41A8 It is useless, because it only cuts one side, you push harder and it bends and still it cuts one side! Useless!

Thanks for this info~ I looked at it and it states it is 'easy-to-use'!!  Scratch that off my list of wants!

post #8 of 49

One word :

CRICUT.....

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post #9 of 49
Wilton's Roll and Cut Mat. It's supposed to make rolling fondant easy but it was nothing but a pain in the posterior. It moved. It curled up on the corners. It never lied flat. It was a pain to store because rolling it only worsened its inherent deficiencies. I wadded it up and shoved it quite forcefully in the garbage and never looked back.
post #10 of 49
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Originally Posted by jenmat View Post

One word :
CRICUT.....

I've heard nothing but bad about this so ill never buy one.
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post #12 of 49
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Originally Posted by kazita View Post

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Originally Posted by Annabakescakes View Post

That is a great question! The first thing that popped into mind was this http://www.wilton.com/store/site/product.cfm?id=BA23EDC2-802D-F658-0457DE1C665B1CA4&fid=D765FA80-1E0B-C910-EA0046AD375C41A8 It is useless, because it only cuts one side, you push harder and it bends and still it cuts one side! Useless!

Wilton has a new one of these out I bought it for the classes I took I should say classes I retook being I took them 15 years ago....anyways I used it a few times in class and didn't have any problems.

 

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Originally Posted by kazita View Post

Heres the new cutter

www.google.com/search?q=new+wilton+embosser+ribbon+cutter&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=TTicUcOBO6rMywHD04D4Ag&ved=0CAgQ_AUoAQ&biw=360&bih=567#biv=i%7C16%3Bd%7CqM4jcpGgrZ22gM%3A

It is $30.00 but I used a coupon to buy it. The new cutter comes in packaging that you can't really see the cutter until you lift a flap open on the box , my instructor had to show it to me because I totally missed it.
But I still have the original one, I wish I hadn't bought. Why would I give them more money for the new one?
 
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post #13 of 49
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I think they improved it pretty good. I can see where the old one would give trouble....Im just saying that I didn't have any problems using the new one.
post #14 of 49

Cricut Cake machine!  I thought I was winning when I picked it up for $200.  What a waste of money.

post #15 of 49
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Cricut Cake machine!  I thought I was winning when I picked it up for $200.  What a waste of money.

Can I ask what a Cricut Cake machine does exactly?   And of course I have to ask....what didn't it do?

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