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Sunday, May 29, 2011

I love my cake tools!

Just as a painter can't get along without his brush and his rollers and his ladders, I would have a more difficult time without tools like my edible image printer, my extruder gun, and my pasta roller. I used all three of those tools in making this birthday cake.

The paint chips were printed on an icing sheet using the edible image printer. Each chip card was then mounted on a very thin piece of gumpaste.

I don't waste a lot of time rolling gumpaste to an even, thin layer - I just run it through the pasta maker attachment of my Kitchen-Aid mixer. Perfect every time!

The Klay Extruder came in handy when doing the paint can lid, base of the paint can, and the base of the cake. The extruder cost me about $50 (Canadian) and I have certainly had my money's worth! I've used it for everything from borders to the thin wire handle of the paint can (above) to hair on a gumpaste figure.

My local cake guild is having a "Junk in your Trunk" sale next month. It's an opportunity to sell some cake tools that are sitting at the back of the cupboard, rarely used. At first I was excited about this - probably because I might have the chance to pick up something new. I've looked through the dozens and dozens of tools I've purchased over the past few years and really, there is nothing I am prepared to let go. My husband would call me a "Hoarder" - I would just say that I like to be prepared for anything. ;-)


Vseward said...

That cake is a work of art! Amazing, love your posts! Keep up the great work!!

Butterface Cakes said...

Thank you, Valonda!