It's almost the end of September. Fall is here and a slight breeze in the air with leaves changing colors. I have found a lot of useful things that I love, which can help me with cake decorating. One item reminded me of my love for baking and I love that I can look at it everyday. The following items are my September favorites.
This first item is what reminded me of my love for baking. It's a scentportable from Bath and Body Works in the shape of a cupcake with a cherry on top. Of course I put a cupcake fragrance inside of it. This will go great anywhere that you want to be reminded of your love for baking, from the visor in your vehicle to a space in your kitchen. It will look cute anywhere and I couldn't pass this up.
The next item is something that I have been using the whole month of September. It is the Dahle Vantage Self Healing Cutting Mat. It is a craft mat that heals itself so there are not cut marks after use. This mat is made for longevity since it has five layers of PVC plastic in it. I use it to form my gumpaste figures on and cut out designs with my exacto knife. Whenever I am working it is near me. These mats come in different sizes and can be purchased on Amazon.com or pastrychef.com.
This mini sewing kit goes in my tool kit for gumpaste. It has many uses and does not cost a lot of money. The straight needles can be used for any air bubbles that are in gumpaste or fondant when you roll it out. The tweezers can be used to place stamens in flowers. If you want to make buttons out of gumpaste or fondant you can take the buttons in this kit to emboss it and cut a button shape out. In cake decorating you can never have enough scissors. The tiny scissors in this kit can be used to cut thin floral wire or anything that doesn't require too much strength.
The last item on my September favorites list is my clay extruder set. This set is made by Walnut Hollow and comes with 20 different disks. You can get a great deal on it by using coupons at your local craft store. I use this the most for hair on figures and little details that I may need to add. Some of the disks are also good for borders on cakes. Different swags can also be made with a few of the disks. This is another one of my tools that has a lot of uses.
I hope that you have enjoyed my September favorites and have a blessed weekend. What were some of your favorite things this month ?