Updated: Jul 29, 2021
Episode 2 of my hints and tips
Term is just about to start, and this topic always comes up.
What equipment should I buy?
Let's talk about the absolute essentials here. The things you can't do without.
PME Modelling Tools
I make no bones in saying, always buy branded. If you buy unbranded counterfeit tools you cannot guarantee they are even safe to use with edibles, and they break easily.
These PME tools were created for sugarcrafters using food grade materials. I have been fortunate enough to meet some of the talented sugarcrafters that helped create these tools, AND................ they come with a 10 year PME warranty included. It breaks, get in touch with PME (conditions apply).
These are the tools that can help you make, well.....................everything!
From sugar flowers, modelled figures to beautiful cake side designs.
I also have a selection of Cerart modelling tools for those creating more detailed models and these will be on the website shop soon. (Email email@example.com if there is a particular tool you are looking for in the meantime.)
2. A rolling pin
Ah, now here, no link is needed. You can pick up a rolling pin from any supermarket or sugarcraft shop. Wooden, marble, granite, stainless steel, polyethylene.......
The only advice I will give is,
* for small items a short rolling pin is easier to roll the paste thinner faster, average size is 6" long. (very tiny rolling pins also exist purely for this purpose)
* for covering cakes, a longer pin leaves less marks, such as the plain white straight polyethylene rolling pins (eg 20" long).