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I use my potato ricer for hair and pasta. Its a bit thicker than a garlic press and works like a champ. Not sure if someone else previously mentioned this? I have a headache from reading all the great posts!

Elle McG



okay...dumb question.....what is a potato ricer?



It's kinda like a big garlic press but you put potatoes in it and they come out thin and stringy from the bottom



Cool, thanks!! I'll have to look the next time I'm at the store.
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post #242 of 266
So many great tips!
No matter how bad I think it looks, it always seems to taste good!!
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post #243 of 266
I started culinary school yesterday (I'm a pastry arts major, with dreams of owning a cake-and-bake shop), but today I had my class in the cake decorating lab.

And what did I see?

Stacks of egg cartons, and two GIANT tool storage chests (like the one pictured earlier in this thread) just chock full of piping tips.

Sounds like y'all are on to something icon_biggrin.gif
post #244 of 266
There are so many great ideas on this thread! I'm going to have to make up a list of them and hang it inside my cabinet door for easy reference!
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post #245 of 266
OK, Let's see if I can be half as clever as you guys.

-Checkers board(the kind that stands up) for flower drying.
-Clay tools for fondant.
- Doll house section for floring mats,they make excelent impression mats.
- doubled zip-lock bags for icing-frosting.
- Bamboo sticks for tiered cakes(already sharpened)
Geez, I guess I can't compare to you guys.
Keep on though I want to learn more.
post #246 of 266
I cant believe I actually read all 17 pages of this post.... boy am i on over load.................Thanks to everyone for your great tips..
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post #247 of 266
ok...17 pages, and Im done, wow. So many great Ideas I love the idea of using th eplastic babay food containers, i just moved in with my sister and her baby. Last week while going my dishes and hers i discovered the brushes to wash the nipples from the bottles do work great on tips. And I have been using the clay tools also. I actually found a mold for people faces. So I used that to make my first 3D Human Figures and it worked brilliantly, then painted the perfect little faces.
post #248 of 266
OMG! What GREAT Ideas in this thread!!!
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I to have just spent the last 2hours reading and taking notes on all 17 pages.

Here are Some things I use: As an Instructor for wilton I have to carry alot of stuff with me.

I purchased a couple of those rolling scrapbooking totes to store all my stuff in. they work great.

I think this was mentioned but I use the fancy bladed scrapbooking scissors for cool edges.

Paint mixing trays for drying small gumpaste flowers.

Condement cups from resterants for mixing small amounts of royal icing and color flow

I also use childrens coloring books for pictures to but on cakes.
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post #250 of 266
I to have just spent the last 2hours reading and taking notes on all 17 pages.

Here are Some things I use: As an Instructor for wilton I have to carry alot of stuff with me.

I purchased a couple of those rolling scrapbooking totes to store all my stuff in. they work great.

I think this was mentioned but I use the fancy bladed scrapbooking scissors for cool edges.

Paint mixing trays for drying small gumpaste flowers.

Condement cups from resterants for mixing small amounts of royal icing and color flow

I also use childrens coloring books for pictures to but on cakes.
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post #251 of 266
not a tools tip, but I don't cook/bake very clean ( I'm messy)and one day decided to cut a garbage bag so it layed flat and covered the counter with it. When finished just throw it away along with the messy cake crumbs, icing etc. I'm left with an instantly clean counter
post #252 of 266
The garbage bag idea also prevents stain from food coloring.

My tip, a 6 bottle wine rake is great for drying flowers especially big roses.
post #253 of 266
I hope I can resurrect this thread because it was so great. We lost a couple of pages at the end though. I got a lot of great ideas from this thread and would like to get more. I use my tracing wheel from my sewing kit to make stitch lines on fondant.
post #254 of 266
WONDERFUL tips, but I've got to get up and move around. MY BUTT'S GETTING NUMB!!!!! icon_razz.gif
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post #255 of 266
I am totally engrossed in this thread! It's great.

One of my favorite tips is for gumpaste flowers. I take straws (preferable McDonald's as they have a wide opening) and cut them into 1" sections. Then I stick one end in a piece of bread and fill the piece of bread with as many as I can fit still leaving space between each straw. Viola! A place to put tiny flowers to dry. The centers fit into the straw nicely and the petals can drape down as they dry. Perfect tiny flowers every time.

Another tip is that I have a pastry mat for rolling out pie crust on. I roll out my fondant on that with a bit of crisco and then pick the entire thing up with the fondant still on and rolled out and put it on the cake. I can then peel the fondant from the mat and it drapes over the cake.
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