(Info below is from her post for those of you who don't feel comfortable visiting that site.) This is all credited to Cupcations (who makes Gorgeous cupcakes, btw!) Here's her site where she's used these plunger cutters: http://cupcations.blogspot.com/
"For whoever is "plunger cutters" shopping, I found these:"
It includes the butterfly, star, heart, daisy,blossom,& leaf.. Pretty much all that exists in the world of plunger cutters. $19.99 free shipping
There's this one too, that has 10 cutters and 23 plunger/cutters, $25.00 free shipping:
"Its an awesome deal I bought mine from China off ebay 7 months ago & I love them (not from the same seller though)."
Now this is whoknew? talking. I went ahead and purchased the $20 set of 23 plungers. Figured what the heck, I spend that at McDonald's with the kids.
"Essentially, a fondant or gum paste cutter is like a small cookie cutter. It is simply pressed into fondant or gum paste to cut a certain design out of the icing. Plunger style cutters are similar, except that when you lift the cutter, the plunger can be pressed gently to push the cut design out of the cutter for you to use on your cupcake." (from www.cupcakerecipetips.com)
Here are some examples of fondant done with plunger cutters. In this 1st link, look at the butterfly on the cake pop. It is done with a PME butterfly plunger:
Cake pop with butterfly: http://www.wilton.com/forums/messageview.cfm?catid=16&threadid=153721&STARTPAGE=1&CFID=204016541&CFTOKEN=90993611
Plunger used to get that butterfly: http://www.countrykitchensa.com/catalog/product.aspx?productId=636811
Another example of the butterfly plunger/cutter: http://www.cakesbysam.com/store/cart.php?target=product&product_id=22463&substring=plunger
Here's an example of a snowflake plunger/cutter: http://www.cakesbysam.com/store/cart.php?target=product&product_id=22358&category_id=292
Here's an excellent article on these cake tools:
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teenykat, I agree, Tappit Plungers would be great! Expensive, but great. If they are going to be eaten, I just use straight fondant, but if it's just decoration that won't be eaten, go 50/50 or straight gum paste.
I've been wanting plungers for the little flowers that take SOOOO much time with cutters. They are perfect to pop on a cupcake or a chocolate covered Oreo.
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