Culpitt Metal Lily Cutters - Set of 6 (3 Petal & 3 Leaf)
Set of 6 Metal Lily Cutters from Culpitt
Contains 1 petal and 1 leaf cutter per flower to make 3 different sized flowers.
Approximate measurements are as follows;
Leaf and Petal Cutter Sizes
15mm by 40mm & 23mm by 48mm
18mm by 60mm & 35mm by 60mm
25mm by 80mm & 40mm by 85mm
Instructions and Tips for Use
This fantastic range of cutters from Culpitt are very versatile and simple to use.
Lightly grease a non-stick board with Trex or other white fat or shortening and roll out paste very thinly.
Use with edible or non-edible pastes, such as, Regalice Sugarpaste, Mexican Modelling Paste, Squires Sugar Florist Paste (SFP), Marzipan and Craft clay.
For cake decoration other pastes may be used but I find Squires Sugar Florist Paste (SFP) to be the best as it is designed with sugarcraft flowers in mind.
Very lightly dust the top surface of your paste with Cornflour (cornstarch) a tip here is to put the flour into a muslin cloth and simply wipe across the top surface – that way you don’t get too much onto the paste.
Cut out the flower shape.
Use a palette knife to lift the shape onto a PME Foam Pad or Cel Flower Former, for more realism the edges can curled by rolling a PME Ball Tool.
Leave to dry for a few hours and then carefully attach to your cake using Edible glue or icing.
You can also insert Hamilworth wires, which are available in a number of sizes and colours, to make sugarcraft bouquets, sprays and flower arrangements.
As with Patchwork cutters the paste can be coloured before cutting out, painted or dusted with lustre colours before fixing in position.
NOTE Tools used with food products should be kept separate from those used with non-food materials, eg; Craft clay.
To make the centre of the lily, press a wire into a small sausage of paste - dip into Edible glue and Sugartex.