Having a plethora of hobbies can get expensive. Because I change them up so often, I try to get creative when it comes to finding alternatives for “required” tools. Cake decorating is one of those hobbies. If you’re not careful, you could easily spend a ton of money on seemingly “necessary” odds and ends, especially when you’re signed up for those cake decorating classes.
I’m on the final Wilton class and I’m kind of ashamed of how much I spent on supplies for the third class. Having had enough, I decided to get creative one night and make my own version of a necessary class item: the gum paste storage board. The storage board keeps your cutouts from drying out as you’re working on other things. It is actually a nifty item to have on hand, but I think Wilton has gotten enough of my money.
What You’ll Need
- 2 gallon freezer bags
- Chunky yarn or bakers twine
- Needle (that your twine or yarn can fit through)
- Plastic cover or backing from an old planner or notebook
Cut the zip top off the top of the freezer bags. Cut the left and right sides of the freezer bags open. Repeat for other bag.
Pre-poke holes to make sewing easier.
Knot and cut the ends.
Now go make some gum paste flowers!