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Unusual Items turned into cake decorating "tools".

post #1 of 266
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Hi all -

I had leftover royal icing from my course II so I thought I'd practice making some roses...well, my icing must've been too stiff because my bag burst mid-petal!! icon_confused.gif Well, my usually helpful daughter was already in bed and DH is not at home so I stuck my flower nail in the d. coke can that I was drinking to free up my hand to replace my bag....The can worked great because the little metal tabby thing prevented the nail head from laying flush on top of the can and gave me enough room to pick up the nail and finish the rose where I'd left off. icon_smile.gif I think from now on I'll be drinking more d. cokes while making flowers!!

What cool and unusual household (or otherwise) items have you turned into a cake decorating tool????
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post #2 of 266
putty knife for smoothing....the plastic ones
post #3 of 266
Well, it isn't exactly household, but a styrofoam block is great for holding flower nails.

Also,
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post #4 of 266
I use a large floral vase *clean, of course* to hold my bags in between uses while I'm working on a cake. It holds them upright so they don't get in the way while I'm using a turntable. icon_lol.gif
post #5 of 266
I use an empty and clean pringles can to put my bags in to fill....
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post #6 of 266
pizza cutter for cutting fondant- I used the fondant cutter and it didnt give me the clean edge I needed so thats no longer used. my husbands tools for cutting dowl rods.

A playdoh fun factory (clean of course) for fondant ropes......ran to walmart in the middle of the night because i got tired to rolling out and get ugly ropes.....
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post #7 of 266
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Originally Posted by lastingmoments


A playdoh fun factory (clean of course) for fondant ropes......ran to walmart in the middle of the night because i got tired to rolling out and get ugly ropes.....




I'm going to have a whole new perspective of play doh toys...I may have to fight my two girls for them!! icon_lol.gif

Great ideas so far...my wheels are turning and I'm starting to look around the house for more "possibilities"...is this the sign of an addict?!? icon_biggrin.gif
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post #8 of 266
Plastic spoon heads glued to peg board for gumpaste flower making...

Putty knife for chocolate tempering.

Reptile warming light for sugar pulling.

Plaster tools for texture...

Styrofoam cups, upside down to hold flower nails, right side up to hold gumpaste flowers

Buttons to stamp fondant

Clean disinfected tweesers

make up sponges...

drafting tool...

Need I go on...?

* Shut up Diva..lol
post #9 of 266
icon_cool.gif what do you use the make up sponges for?
I bought a little bag of them, and I totally forgot what they were going tobe used for.

I don't wear make up,, so that was out hmmmmmmm........ icon_cry.gif
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post #10 of 266
crashdummy2

I sponge wet or dry color onto the fondant.
post #11 of 266
Vinyl tablecloths = diamond impression mat
Styrofoam = flower drying station and flower nail holder
Putty Knife = buttercream smoother
Paper towel roll tube = flower former
Mini cleaning supplies caddy with damp sponge in the bottom = No Clog Royal icing bag holder
Jay cloth = Icing sugar dust puff
Flat Toothpick = Frosting applicator for small areas
Foil Strips = Leaf Formers
Balloons = Chocolate Bowl formers
Egg Cartoons = Flower transporters
Water Bottle Box = Flower drying station + Flower transporter

These Are just a few I can think of off the top of my head. I will Add more As I think about what I have used in the past
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post #12 of 266
Not too strange but I use polymer clay tools!

Amy
post #13 of 266
Pruning shears for cutting wood dowels.

paper punches

pinking shears

play doh toys.. I have some that roll edges... different kinds of ribbons

used to use vinyl to roll out fondant.

I use all kinds of trims and ribbons
post #14 of 266
i need to get some playdo toys and start saving egg cartons.. goodness know i use enough eggs thumbs_up.gif
post #15 of 266
Funny how once you get into that mode you can imagine just how to use anything for something else.....2-3 weeks ago I used my DH MR POtatoe head "darth tater" for a mold for my Darth vader cake .....worked really well......
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