To be honest, most people over on this side of the Atlantic seem to favour using PME modelling tools. They are by far the most common that I see around . However, I have looked at this set in the Wilton catalogue a good few times, and the price seems reasonable in comparison. And the case would be a very handy addition to this set. So I was wondering how good these Wilton tools actually are.
There are 10 tools in this set which are numbered and colour coded to make them easy to find and organize. The handles are designed to be easy to grip, and are ergonomically designed. Seven of the tools are double-ended, so in reality you are getting 17 tools! The tools included are:
Shell tool and knife; large & small bone tool; quilting & cutting tool; scriber & cone tool; large & small veining tool; large & small ball tool; umbrella tool; palette knife and 2 modelling sticks.
Sounds good?! Well what do real customers who have tried this kit really think?
Customers seems to appreciate the variety of tools included in this kit, and say that it contains all that you need to get started with your cake decorating. The case and the fact that the tools are numbered makes it very east to store, transport and organize your tools.
Many of the customers were very happy with what they got for their money.
The Not So Good
A few people commented on the fact that some of the tools seemed a little bit too small to be effective. One person also felt that the quilting tool was cutting strips instead of actually just embossing a pattern.
Some more professional cake decorators felt that the construction was a little bit cheap, and that there were small bumps and marks in them from the manufacturing.
From what I have read, beginners and home bakers seem to be very happy with this set of tools from Wilton. However, if you are a more professional/commercial cake decorator, you might be better off investing in sturdier tools.
So what do customers think of this set?
Customers loved the versatility of being able to swap nozzles between the bottles.
Another good feature is that you can stand the bottles up between use which is less messy than using pastry bags.
A lot of people bought this set to be able to use with their kids, and the comments seem to show that the kids found them easy and fun to use.
The Not So Good
Some people found that the bottle cracked easily. They also said that the bottles were to small to hold enough icing.
Another improvement that could be made is some sort of storage for all of the bits and pieces.
One complaint was that the openings were too small on the top making the bottles hard to fill, and also hard to clean.
Tips From Customers
To fill the bottles easily, put the icing in a ziplock bag, cut off one of the corners and squessze into the bottle.
Make hundreds of cool cookies in one easy session with this cookie press from Kuhn Rikon. So light and easy that you can even use it one handed (left or right!). Simply choose one of the 14 discs, fill with cookie mixture, and press down to create perfectly uniform cookies in no time.
The clear container makes it simple to see when you need to refill the mixture. Some versions come with an extra barrel so you can fill up with cookie mixture and don’t have to stop mid flow.
It also seems to come with an adapter so that you can use standard icing tips to make it a really versatile kitchen gadget.
So easy that even the kids can use it!
One customer compared this product favorably to some more popular brands. She said that it was far easier to clean, and much easier to use, even with one hand leaving the other hand free.
The results are professional looking cookies, and the dough comes out smoothly and evenly.
One customer said that despite making fantastic cookies, it did not produce great results when used for frosting.
Some people felt that the cookies were too small (1.5″-2″).
A couple of other people found that the plastic ring was a bit flimsy and either popped off or broke.
Tips from Customers
The instructions say that you should chill the cookie sheets and not grease them, and this was agreed upon by customers!
Remember that the discs are not suitable for use in the dishwasher.
Ensure that your cookie dough is not too thick, or it will be very hard to squeeze the trigger, and the results wont be good.
Cupcakes are still as popular to make as ever. And people are getting more and more creative when it comes to making them look and taste that bit different.
The Cuisipro Cupcake Corer helps you to cut a hole in the center of your cupcake so that you can fill it with something delicious.
It’s easy to use – all you have to do is twist the gadget into the middle of your cooked cupcake, and that’s it! There is a flower shaped guard which tells you how far to push the plunger. Remove the corer and push down on the plunger to push out the core. Be creative and make a new dessert from these! Donut holes anyone?! Then all you have to do is fill your cupcake with cream, jam, butter cream or whatever you feel like.
The Cupcake Corer measures 2.8 x 2.2 x 2.2 inches and is top rack dishwasher safe.
All of the customer reviews said how easy they found this product to use. They said that it made filling cupcakes much easier and less messy.
Especially for people who need to make a lot of cupcakes at a time, this really saves on time and effort.
None so far!!!