A sugar shaper, sugarcraft gun, sugar extruder, clay gun…is a wonderfully clever cake decorating tool known by many different names. It is a tool I wouldn’t be without! It’s part of my essential cake decorating kit. I have had one ever since I started decorating 25 years ago and now I have three. Why? Well I am hoping by the end of this post you will know. But first of all let me explain the tool itself.
What is a sugar shaper?
A sugar shaper, or sugarcraft gun if you prefer, is a really useful gadget that allows you to
make uniform shapes from different types of edible paste. Sugarpaste, modelling paste, pastillage, marzipan, modelling chocolate etc. The tool, fits neatly into the palm of your hand so you can easily squeeze out shaped pieces of sugar. Each pack includes 16 different discs shapes, so lots to play with. PME piping tubes can also be used without the use of an adaptor for even more options.
Cake inspiration – examples of shapes made with a sugar shaper
I am always using this highly versatile tool so have many, many, many cakes that I could share, however I thought you might to see a few examples from my ‘Mini Cakes Academy‘ book. I hope they inspire you:
Let me show you how a sugar shaper works
In this video, originally filmed live on facebook, I explain how to use a sugar shaper successful, the paste you need and most importantly, the consistency that the paste must be. I hope you find it informative but if you have any questions after watching please ask in the comments box below.
If you don’t already possess one of these fabulous, extremely useful tools and you’d like to own one one yourself, remember we stock sugar shapers in the Lindy’s Cakes online Shop. I wouldn’t sugarcraft without one!
I hope I have inspired you in one way or another…