sugar flower making tools

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I thought I'd take a moment today to share some of my favorite tools that I use when I make sugar flowers. There are SO MANY options out there now so I'm only recommending the tools I actually use (and I'm really picky). Heads up, these are affiliate links to Amazon.

So these are the things that make my life as a sugar flower artist easier, and hopefully they can help you out too!

The BEST ball tools 

I've never had these rust or get ragged on me, they're just as smooth and perfect as when I bought them years ago. The wooden handle and chrome plated ball tools were hard to track down but I finally found them at the World of Sugar Art, and they have a ton of veiners & cutters I use as well.

Stainless Steel Rose Petal Cutters

I'm pretty picky when it comes to cutters as well, I want something metal but strong not flimsy (my husband has crushed some flimsy ones) and these rose petal cutters from Oasis do the trick. I've had them for years (from the beginning of this shop at least, 5ish years ago) and I finally had one break a couple months ago. I have a few backup sets just in case, that's how much I love them.

My favorite paintbrushes

These brushes from Innovative Sugarworks are soft and hold on to a lot of color AND they're food safe. I've bought multiple sets of them and honestly I might buy a few more...

Shiny gold highlighter

This guy is super shiny, super gold, and definitely non-toxic. It's not recommended for consumption but since I use it on sugar flowers (which should be removed prior to eating cake anyway) it's the perfect color.

PME glaze spray

I use this spray to set the gold highlighter so it doesn't make a mess everywhere when it dries, and to make my leaves look glossy and real. I recommend spraying outside thogh, this stuff can get everywhere!

Filler flower silicone molds

These are some high quality molds! I love that they make super tiny filler flowers quick and EASY to make. I also like the pinecone molds from this brand.

Acoustic foam

Y'all, this makes leaf making super duper easy. The texture of the bumpy foam makes leaves look more life-like when you lay them on here to dry. I like to take a sheet of foil, crumple it up a little and smooth it over the top of the bumpy foam so there's not TOO much texture.

Crochet hooks

I know what you're thinking: did you get your arts and crafts mixed up? Nope! I love these tiny crochet hooks for curling over petals to make them look more life like. They're super thin so you get a really nice delicate curl. And if you're gonna buy crochet hooks, you've got to get Susan Bates. They. Are. The. Best. My grand-grandma used to use them and I inherited hers and they're still amazing.

And finally...

CAI Tylose Powder

If you're going to make gumpaste from scratch (which you should! It's easy!) you've got use this brand of tylose powder. It's super strong and flexible and makes working with the gumpaste a breeze. It's the only brand I use in my sugar flowers.

So these are some of my favorite go-to items when I'm creating new sugar flowers. I'd love to hear what some of your favorites are too! I'm always on the lookout for the best, most useful items to use. You wouldn't believe how many peony veiners I've gone through, trying to find the one. I don't think I'm quite there yet but when I find it, you'll be sure to know!

Quick note about the links: some of the links are affiliate links. I may make a small commission when you click on the links & buy something but it won't cost you anything and I will only recommend products I love to use!