PME Open Curve Crimper Plain Edge 19mm (3/4in)
pmeProfessional quality stainless steel crimper 19mm (3/4in)
Includes an 'O' ring to help with consistent crimping. It gives a quick and effective finish to all sorts of sugarcraft work.
Crimping is a quick and easy way to give a decorative finish to the top edge of cakes. It can also be used as a decorative way to seal the cake to the cake board (this is especially useful if you do not like piping royal icing) and to finish the edges of plaques. The crimping is achieved by working on sugarpaste or marzipan while it is still soft.
Crimpers are like a pair of tweezers and come in a variety of styles.
Instructions and Tips for Use
Simply place the open crimpers around the paste and gently squeeze together and then lift them off. This is repeated around the entire cake or cake board to give a simple but effective decoration.
It is a good idea to practice on a spare piece of sugarpaste first to get the effect you want as different effects can be achieved by squeezing the crimpers closer together.
If you find that your crimper sticks to your paste dip it in a little cornflour (corn starch), knock off the excess and then use.