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post #16 of 266
Use the apple trays if you must, even those are not really good to use, apples have pesticides.

You may be cross contaminating with the egg cartons, all it takes is just ONE bad egg contaminated with salmonella
post #17 of 266
A piece of threaded screw to make a smocking embosser
post #18 of 266
I used to work for a Dentist...I've got all kind of old instruments I use to carve into flowers..fondant...gumpaste....you name it.

He also gave me sample suction tips...I use them to make folds in fondant for drapes etc.

Like MissB...I use a large threaded "bolt" to give baby blankets and such their texture.

My DH cut me great rolling pins out of PVC pipe...he makes them any size I need.
post #19 of 266
Cake Princess-This might be a dumb question but how do you do the diamond impressions from the vinyl tablecloth?
post #20 of 266
I know I am still a newbie, but I figured I would add some of the things I have used to help me..lol

A tall kitchen glass - I put my bags in there and pull the sides of the bag around it and fill my bag with icing. Then I don't have the mess around the edges.

A vinegar bottle - for making my sand. I use it almost like a rolling pin to get my cookies to crumble really fine.

Reynolds Oven bags - when making my MMF, I pour my powdered sugar into this as it is much eaiser to pour. You can cut a snip at the bottom and it acts almost like a funnel.

And that is about it....or all I can think of at the moment thumbs_up.gif

Beth
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post #21 of 266
I always check out first the clay tool section (somehow the tools are cheaper) and the woodsection. I bought three smaller "rollingpins" for $2 at the wood crafts section. to curl the flower pedals, I use the back of my rounded brushes.

I also use my grater to hold up flowers on toothpicks (if they are not to many)

ziploc bags for decorating. I always leave the coupler in and close them up after i use them with a piece of cleas plastic foil

I have to go today and check out the play doh toys LOL
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post #22 of 266
These are great! Thanks for sharing. I don't really do anything clever. I use knee highs one with cornstarch and one w/ PS for dusting. I'm sure that's nothing new.
post #23 of 266
A 30-60-90 deg. triangle from drafting for smoothing the sides of buttercream.
post #24 of 266
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Esther - I've used the grater too to hold my toothpick roses....my instructor taught us how to use hershey's kisses to make the roses and so you have to stick a toothpick in the base of the kiss so that you can turn and make the petals...I used to hold them for a few minutes before I tried to remove them off the toothpick but that got old so I started using the grater also!
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post #25 of 266
thats a nice topic here. I got some really good ideas that i will defenetly trie out.
So, what do i use myself.
1. I have one garlic press to do the hair.
2. Stole some of my kids lego pieces. Washed them and now i keep them separately just for me. (Icc hiding from the boys.) Legos have so cool different stamp pieces. I did a brick wall on fondant with them. also really easy to press the windows in. Just look at the different pieces and let the imagination run
3. i couldnt find a mold for a baby face. so for a long time i tried to do it without a mold. it was really time consuming and never came out the way i wanted. So i bought one little baby doll. pressed the gumpaste in its face and left it to drie. now i have a perfect mold for the nose , mouth and eyes.
4. play doh toys are really cool too. Bought also kids plastic scisors which cut different shapes on the sides. works great too for a ribbon or something.
5. i also use the piping tips to do stamps on the fondant. some are really nice.

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post #26 of 266
lastingmoments--
I never would have thought about using a playdoh machine. Look out Wal-Mart here I come.
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post #27 of 266
I use the spongy kind of shelf liner for making a blanket texture on my baby blanket cakes.
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post #28 of 266
I was watching the WEdding Cake contest the other night on Food Network and one of the bakers had a great idea for using a light bulb to form flowers. I tried it and it works great!
post #29 of 266
Thank you for the playdough idea. I bought the wilton fondant cutter and it is dull beyond belief. I like my pizza cutter much better.
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post #30 of 266
Wow you guys are so creative. I am on my way to the store right this minute to buy some play doh toys, I never even thought of that one, keep the ideas coming, I am learning so much from you guys.
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