Time to tempt and tease you again. I apologize in advance, but as you know… some things just can’t be helped.
Ok, you’ve asked about my favorite tools, so this is the second installment/commentary/straightupNEEDtoknowabout session we ’bout to have.
The first was about my ever increasing and unquenchable love for color shapers. Don’t have some? GET some. (Yeah, that’s right… I’m straight-talkin’ like Woody from Toy Story, now. Remember? “Don’t have a moving buddy? GET ONE.” K, nevermind. Moving on…)
This second session needs to be about my 6 wheel pastry cutter!! (Ok, well, actually, I have a 12 wheel… but we all know about my lil’ “over the top” issue.)
This thing… this friend to the friendless, hope to the hopeless… this simple machine (yeah, picked that one up from the kids’ homework) of pure beauty…well, let’s just say that if my house is ever on fire, ENGULFED in flames, and my children are all safely removed from harm, (and my husband is NOT looking my way) I maaaaaaay just run back in, real quick-like, and save my pretty pastry cutter from imminent death.
THAT’S the level of love I hold for my pastry wheel cutter. On a scale of 1 – 10 in “worth-it-ness”, this baby busts through the top and comes in at a solid 500 BAZILLION. No. I’m not kidding.
Gone are the days of cutting out single strips of fondant, one at a time!
Gone are the days of painfully measuring ALL FOUR SIDES of the right sized square or rectangle I need.
Now? NOW? Now, I simply pull the brackets to the right width, adjust the little turny (this word found in the SCD- “Shawna’s COMPREHENSIVE Dictionary“) setting on the top, and can cut SEVERAL of the same sized strips of fondant/gumpaste/modeling chocolate at the same time… to my heart’s content! Wha?? DANG.
Plain and simple, I should’ve bought this baby THE DAY I decided to make decorated cakes. No two ways about it. ‘Nough said.
Alright, now you know. But be forewarned… not all pastry cutters are created equal!! Simple fact- in this department, you get what you pay for.
If you get the cheapest, you will be unhappy… curses involving “jiggly wheels” and “junky parts” and all.
Stick with middle-of-the-road or more expensive. Trust me… it’ll be worth it.
Here’s one that will serve your purposes nicely…
Seriously guys… I use mine on ALMOST every cake I make. It just always seems to come in handy. Dissappointed, you shall not be. Fur SHIZZLE. 😉
In fact, you might just go on out and buy me a nice, shiny present ’cause of all o’ the gratitude you’ll be filled with for me, for mentioning it!!
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