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  • Includes 5 pieces with a different shape at the end of each piece
  • Different shapes accommodate a variety of decorating techniques
  • Great for indenting designs into the edges of fondant or gum paste
  • Made of food-grade plastic
  • Adds finishing touches to your decorations and figures
  • Great for making leaves, flowers, and other artistic pieces

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Ateco Sculpting Set, Shaker, Cutting Wheel, and 7 1/2" Roller

Ateco Sculpting Set, Shaker, Cutting Wheel, and 7 1/2" Roller

Hi, I'm Julie Bashore and I'm going to highlight 10 Ateco tools that I use for ruffling. Here, we have the tool set with a wide variety of tools that are double sided. We also have the Ateco shaker, 2 offset pallet knife spatulas, the Ateco cutting wheel, fondant wheel, the 2 inch food grade bristled brush, the jumbo bore tool that I co-designed with Ateco in conjunction with the jumbo ruffle cutter and the jumbo ruffling pad. Last but not least, we have the miniature 7 1/2 inch plastic rolling pin. Let me introduce you to each Ateco tool. This is the 7 1/2 inch plastic rolling pin that I use for rolling fondant really thin and making it even and smooth. Secondly, we have the jumbo ruffle cutter. It is a scalloped cutter that is nice and large and it cuts out big ruffles so you aren't rolling and cutting constantly. Instead, you can do it all in one go. Use the pallet knife to remove the center and then use the jumbo ruffling pad to soften the edges. Lightly dust it with corn starch and use the food-grade bristled brush to smooth it out. It's an excellent Ateco brush and you'll find that the bristles will hold firmly without pulling out over the fondant. The next tool that we are going to use is from the Ateco set. It is the shell tool. I'm going to use this to indent a shell design into my ruffle while working on the ruffling pad. After that, I'm going to work with the bore tool to cup the edges. This is if you want a slight cup and a little curl to the ends. However, I also have the jumbo bore tool. By working with the larger end of the jumbo bore tool, you can achieve a more delicate design and impression. The next tool I will be working with is the ruffling tool and I'm going to ruffle directly on the mat. This tool is cone shaped and we need to catch the edge of the gum paste and fondant with the wide edge. You can very simply roll it around the edge and get a more defined ruffle that depends on the final look you are trying to achieve. The secret of success is to keep the ruffle's edge right on the edge of the tool. To open up the ruffle and give a nice, neat edge to the center, cut it open and use the bore tool. Trim off the center edge with the fondant wheel because sometimes it can dry out depending on the weather. Rather than having a cracked edge, you can simply trim it with the wheel. Working again with the bore tool, you can make scallops on the opposite end. I just catch the end of the gum paste and fondant and push it out gently with the bore tool to finish it off with a nice scallop. With the miniature bore tool, we can do a more delicate design by using the same technique. This gives a nice, clean, finished edge to your ruffles. Finally, with the shell tool, you can use the shell to do a design on the edge so it matches the ruffle design while creating a little scallop.

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Watch as Julie Bashore demonstrates how to use Ateco's tools to create a ruffle. With Ateco's sculpting set, shaker, cutting wheel, and roller, you can create clean edges and delicate ruffles of your own!

Ateco Crimpers and Sculptors

Ateco Crimpers and Sculptors

Hi, I’m Julie Bashore from the Sugar Arts Institute and I’m going to show you how to work with the Ateco crimpers. There are a lot of things that I really like about these crimpers. The first being that the edgers are plain, not serrated, giving a much cleaner crimp with the exception of two crimpers where the serrated edge really enhances the design. They are made of stainless steel and have little O rings on them to regulate the opening. The crimpers are very easy to handle; most people when working with crimpers work directly on the side of the cake, however, because I don’t have a straight eye and am inclined to be a little clumsy, I find that often I go crooked on the cake and then I have to strip the whole cake down. So rather than having that frustration, I prefer to work on panels and attach them to the cake, and this allows me a lot more freedom to create an assortment of designs. So, let’s go ahead and see how they work. The first crimper that I’m going to be using is called the closed V. The word crimp means to pinch, so effectively what you are doing is you’re touching the surface, squeezing it closed, releasing it, and up. The word pinch does not mean go below the surface and draw blood. Just set the crimper on the surface, squeeze it closed, open and release. Let me show you how that’s done. Just sit it on and squeeze, making sure that each crimp touches the previous one. There you have a nice even row of crimpers. Then, turn the crimper upside down, and making sure that the ends touch one another, bring the bottom of the crimper up to the top and make a V design. The 2 V’s together create a diamond, which is a delicate design in itself. Keep working down the design to create a panel. The rule of thumb is straight lines for men and curves for ladies, so this is a great design that can be used on a man’s cake because it’s straight lines. Remember: touch down, squeeze, release, and up. Each crimp must close tightly on the previous one. There you have a design of diamonds that can be cut out separately and attached as a panel directly to the cake. That was the closed V, and now we’re going to work with the open V which is like a quilted diamond. The same effect, touch down, squeeze closed, release, and up. Come into the next row buffing the crimper right up against the previous design and squeeze the bottom to the top and keep going. This gives a panel with the opposite effect of the previous crimper, the closed crimper. It gives a quilted look, which is very elegant and very tidy, and also because it is straight lines, is ideal for a man’s cake. And I will get the modeling tools to show you how you can actually finish off the design so it looks attractive. Working with the small bowl tool, I’m going to create another dimension by gently scalloping the outer edge of the panel. Just catch the edge and push it out. I’m going to do the same with the closed. This neatens the edge and also gives it a third dimension, so you’ll actually have 3 layers.

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Looking for delicate tools to decorate your cakes with? Try the Ateco crimpers and sculptors! These tools will allow you to create intricate scalloped and quilted designs that will impress your customers every time.

Ateco 4212 Specs
Color Blue
Material Plastic
Type Shaped Sculpting Sets

Ateco 4212 Details

Create detailed fondant and gum paste pieces with this Ateco 4212 5-piece / 10 shape sculpturing tool set. Made of durable, food-grade plastic for excellent reliability, these tools are perfect for forming, marking, or imprinting your figures and decorations. Whether you're making fondant ribbons, gum paste figures, leaves, or flowers, this set will help bring your artistic designs to life! Once the initial layer of fondant or gum paste has been formed and shaped, this set will help you take your designs a step further and add another dimension for a more finished look.

Each of the 5 pieces in this set has a different shape on each end to maximize the number of creative possibilities! For example, the round ball shape can be used to push out the ends of the fondant to create a clean scalloped edge, while the cone-shaped piece catches the edge of the fondant for a ruffled effect. The possibilities are endless!

Bringing you innovation and quality for over 100 years, Ateco, an August Thomsen brand, has been internationally known in the industry for creating baking tools of superior craftsmanship and design. By continually improving on tools, materials, and packaging, Ateco is dedicated to providing professional bakers with the kitchen essentials they need to succeed in an ever-evolving industry!

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Customer Reviews

  • Overall User Rating: Ateco 4212 5-Piece / 10 Shape Sculpturing Tool Set (August Thomsen)

    4.8 stars from 16 reviews


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    These are some of my favorite tools in the bakery right now. If you need to do some intricate designs on fondant or even buttercream, USE THESE!
    Good set for cake decorating classes. I have the larger set for my use but prchased this 5 peice 10 shape set for teaching classes. Has enough to get the students started working with fondant.
    Can't go wrong with these tools and I love how thick the grip is. Much easier to handle and seem much more durable then previous ones I have bought.
    Great tools from a great brand much cheaper than you get at the store. I use these for gum paste and fondant and everything always looks great.
    I wish that I would have ordered the metal ones. I think that my cake would have look a lot more polished around the edges.
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    This is an awesome five piece sculpting tools that I like that each pool has two different heads on it for school thing they work really good and they're very comfortable to use
    These tools are awesome with fondant. They give it more detail so your cakes and cupcakes look better. These are good to use if you are a baker
    Sculpting, scraping and other detailed work is easy with this ten piece set that saves space because it is only five pieces with two tools on each brush.
    these are made of sturdy plastic. we use them everyday in chocolate decorating and they dont break easily. the tips are smooth so it creates fin lines and shapes.
    These Ateco sculpting tools are a very good value for what you are getting compared to the ones sold in stores. They are each made of three pieces but are molded together very well.
    Perfect little tools for doing cute little tasks. If you are a fondant user, this is a definite must to keep in your arsenal of cake decorating
    This is a cool set of sculpturing tools. there are 5 but each side has 2 so can be used 10 different ways. This is a must have for any cake makers
    These tools are perfect for everything. Great handy things to have while working with fondant and gum paste. Price is great second set I get
    I love these tools by Ateco. They are comfortable to hold, and offer a wide variety of uses. I use them on gumpaste and fondant, and especially like the veining tool for my leaves.
    This is a great price for these tools. I really like them they're comfortable in your hand and you get 10 tools with only five pieces which is great. And it is what it says it is and works like it's supposed to.
    These tools are perfect for everything. Great handy things to have while working with fondant and gum paste. I love these and use them several times a week

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