The Wilton Intermediate Fondant Set is advertised as an intermediate fondant decorating tool set. It enables any cake decorator to create all manner of fondant decorations on cakes and deserts.
Fondant is a decorating medium that creates room for multitasking. It can be used both to cover a cake and also decorate it. Once you have the right quantity and colors of fondant and the right fondant decorating tools, you are good to go!
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This Wilton Fondant Decorating Set provides all the basics that you need to produce beautiful cakes and baked goods at any time. It is made with premium quality materials that are food safe and also ensure durability.
This is a set that you can purchase with confidence knowing that you would get your money’s worth. It is ideal for use by cake decorators of any skill level.
As we go further, we would discuss the features of this product but before we do that, let’s discuss the brand behind the product.
Wilton is a globally recognized brand that specializes in bakeware and cake decoration products. It was established in 1929 by Dr August Oetker KG.
In the over 90 years of its existence, Wilton has remained consistent in its production of high quality products. It is a brand that has proved is integrity consistently through the years and is trusted by generations of bakers and cake decorators.
All Wilton products have a timeless quality; they outlive fads and trends. This is one quality that customers love about its products.
In addition to producing timeless classics, Wilton invests in the culinary education of its customers. It pursues this goal of educating its customers through its Wilton School of Cake Decorating and Confectionery Art. Not only can one attend classes at the original site of the school, but there are also international affiliates that offer the same courses from the school.
In addition to classes both on and off line, Wilton offers recipes and instructional guides with all its products. It even goes as far as giving sample projects that can be done with each product.
When you purchase any Wilton Product, you are assured of premium high end product that would deliver true value for money.The Wilton Intermediate Fondant Tool Set is one of such products.
Features of the Wilton Intermediate Fondant Set
White Fondant and 4 Primary Colors Fondant
This set includes 680g of white fondant and 124g each of red, green, blue and yellow fondant. The fondant was prepared under highly hygienic conditions and conforms to strict dietary standards.
The fondant is made in a facility where egg, tree nuts, milk and soy are also processed. This disclosure is important for those with dietary restrictions or allergies. Most manufacturers may not give out this information but Wilton does as a show of its integrity.
The fondant package in this set is sufficient to cover and decorate a regular 8 inch cake.
20-Inch Rolling Pin
Rolling out fondant requires a smooth roller as that greatly impacts the quality of the rolled out fondant. This 20-inch roller is smooth and has a good heft for easily rolling out fondant; it also has guide rings. The guide rings help you to get the desired thickness whenever you are rolling out your fondant.
One thing that mars your fondant covered cake is wrinkles. Thankfully a fondant smoother would help you get out the wrinkles from your fondant. That’s the reason why this set includes a fondant smoother to ensure that you have wrinkle free cakes and decorations.
3-Piece Tool Set
The dual-ended ball tool is ideal for smoothing and cupping any size of fondant or sugar paste petal without tearing it. It is also useful for thinning out the edges of sugar paste petals and leaves. Many decorators have also found other innovative uses for this tool.
The large and fine stitching wheel is also known as a quilting tool. The one in this set has two ends. The quilting end makes quilt stitches on fondant or gumpaste. You can also use it to make beautiful patterns sugar craft petals and shapes.
The end with the cutting wheel is ideal for cutting ribbons or stripes of fondant or gum paste. You can also emboss patterns in fondant with the wavy tip
This tool has double features; a knife or blade tool at one end and a needle like pick at the other end. The knife is useful for cutting excess fondant or gumpaste and trimming your small sugar decorations.
You may get air bubbles in your fondant while rolling it out; the needle end of this tool is useful for bursting those air bubbles. It also comes in handy for adding single dot patterns to your decorations or sugar models.
The measuring mat in this set has pre- marked circles that make it easy for you to know the width of your fondant. This ensures that you roll out sufficient fondant to cover your cake.
Benefits of the Wilton Intermediate Fondant Tool Set
Ready-To –Use Product
This set works great for you if you are pressed for time and need to decorate a cake. The pre-made fondant is ready to use. You already have enough fondant to cover your cake and also decorate it.
With these packets of primary color fondants, you get brightly colored fondant that would make your decorations pop. No need for trial and error to get the right color of fondant.
The measuring mat and the rolling pin with ring guides help you to achieve precision in your decoration. With the measuring mat, you can roll out the exact width and height of fondant that you need. The ring guides allow you to get the exact thickness that you need either to cover the cake or for the decoration.
Premium Quality Product
When you purchase any Wilton product, you are assured of food grade premium high end product. This Wilton Fondant Decoration Tools Set is no exception.
With this set you get tools that would last you a life time. This is due to the quality of materials used to manufacture this product.
Ease of Use and convenience
All the items in this set offer the user a great deal of convenience. This is because the tools are easy to use and also easy to clean. Additionally, these tools are designed to make your fondant decorating experience fun and easy.
Demerits of the Wilton Intermediate Fondant Set
This Wilton decorating set has been rated a 5-star product (not surprising for a Wilton product). We were hard pressed to dig out demerits of this set. However there are some things that customers felt could be better. Some of these factors include the following: –
Flavor of the Fondant
The flavor of the fondant is “bla” and could be made better.
The Quality of the Measurement Mat
The measurement mat in this set is not made with a poor quality material. But a silicone mat would have been better for the price of this set.
Customer Opinions of the Wilton Intermediate Fondant Set
In this section, we would give you a summary of what customers are saying about this product. As we stated earlier, this product is rated 5-star however there are still customers who had some issues with it.
Therefore we would give you a summary of both the positive and the negative reviews.
Fondant Decoration Was Made Easy
Many customers who were relatively new to decorating with fondant were pleased with the Wilton Intermediate Fondant Tool Set. They recorded that the tools in this set makes decorating with fondant very easy. This is because all the tools are uncomplicated and easy to use.
Some of these customers rated the product a 5-star and gave blow by blow details of how they enjoyed each tool.
Perfectly Satisfying Kit
A lot of customers were pleased with this kit because of the value they got from it. One of the major factors that led to their satisfaction with this product is the size of the rolling pin and measuring mat. Many people find it great that these tools can be used for any size of cake or decoration.
Well Worth the Cost
The Wilton Intermediate Fondant Tool Set is a high end product and many customers appreciate this fact. They affirm that they feel that this product offers them great value for their money. It is advertised as an intermediate product (ideal for cake decorators with intermediate skills). However, it can actually grow with the user. This means that it would still come in handy for a veteran cake decorator.
This is what makes customers say that they got their money’s worth in this product.
Time Saving Product
Some of the customers who bought this set were glad because they had ready to use fondant. This meant that they were able to bake and decorate their cake within a tight schedule/time frame. The set really came in handy for emergency situations.
Taste of the Fondant
In respect to the taste of the fondant, we would argue that the taste was generic so as to appeal to a wider audience. However, some customers are not of the same opinion. They felt that the flavors of the fondant could be better. This made them to reduce their rating of the product.
Although this isn’t a deal breaker, these customers felt that the fondant should taste better.
One customer was not very impressed with the fondant smoother in this set. He felt that this smoother wasn’t up to the quality (design-wise) of Wilton products. So because he had some difficulty holding on to the smoother, he rated the set a 4 instead of 5.
He insisted that Wilton has other better designed fondant smoothers. He further stated that when they add that to this set he would change the rating back to a 5-star.
Steep Price Point
A customer wasn’t pleased with the price of this set because he felt that buying each item individually would be cheaper. We could argue that the hassle of searching for the same quality of tools and buying individually may not be worth the price cut.
That said, the aggrieved customer decided that this factor of price was enough for him to minus one star from his rating.
There you have it! The good and the bad; though we feel that the negatives are not deal breakers.
However, we know that this might not appeal to everyone or suit your needs. So stay with us while we present some options for you to consider.
Alternatives to the Wilton Intermediate Fondant Set
The Marrywindix Fondant Decoration Tools is a 68-piece set that has all the basics you need to create beautiful cakes.
All the items in this set are made with good quality food grade plastic. This makes these tools safe to use with edible items. Furthermore, you can also use these tools to work with inedible items.
Note however that you have to separate the tools used for inedible items from the ones used for edible items. On the other hand you can use for both if you ensure that the tools are properly washed and sanitized after each use.
There are 17 sets of plunger cutters and they are as follows:- 3 Butterfly, 3 Rose leaves,3 Snowflake, 3 Carnation, 3 Sunflower, 3 Birds,4 Plum blossom, 4 Rose, 3 Heart, 3 Hydrangea, 3 five-pointed star,3 Maple, 4 Daisy, 3 Butterfly seals, 3 Cherry, 3 Grapes and 3 Star plunger cutters.
Also included in this set is a fondant smoother, 8 modeling tools, one rolling pin and 4 border decoration molds.
If you want to enjoy the benefits of a complete fondant decorating tool set without breaking the bank, then this is for you.
Single Tool Set
The Saim Metal Ball Fondant Decorating Tool is a set of 8 sizes of fondant ball tools. These tools are useful for cupping flower petals and leaves and thinning them out. You can’t make sugar flowers or models without a ball tool.
This set provides 8 ball tools of different sizes for different sizes of decorations. So whether you are working with the smallest flower or shape cutter or the largest ones, there’s an appropriate ball tool to work with.
So if you have other fondant decorating tools and you need a high end ball tool set, this is for you. It is made with good quality stainless steel that’s anti corrosion and non toxic.
You can buy with confidence knowing that it is safe to use with your food item. It would also last for a long time; makes it worth your money.
Multipurpose Modeling Tools
Sometimes when looking for high end top quality decorating tools, you might have to look at generic tools. Some carving and sculpting tools are not specifically advertised as cake decorating tools. However these tools work perfectly for working with fondant and other mediums of sugarcraft.
The Vorey 20 Pieces Modeling Clay Sculpting Tools Set is one of such tools. This tool is appropriate for a cake decorator that makes high volume of sugar craft. It is high quality and sturdy enough to work any density of fondant or gumpaste.
Included in this set are 5 pieces of dual ended tools (one end for dotting and the other pen-like tips), 4 ball tools and 4 plastic tools. All these are called modeling tools in cake decoration. They are used to achieve different effects on sugar flowers, petals, leaves and figures/models.
This set also comes with an acrylic clay roller known as a rolling pin and an acrylic sheet known as a rolling board.
All the modeling tools in this set are of different sizes to suit different density of fondant or gumpaste.
This set is a product that would last for long because it can withstand vigorous and constant use. The sturdiness and durability of the product also makes it ideal for kids. So if you have kids that you want to introduce to sugar craft, this is a great kit to start with.
Fondant Decorating Set Under $20
The ScivoKaval Fondant Decorating Tool Set is made of good quality food grade plastic that’s BPA free. It is also 100% non toxic and safe for contact with food.
This set is perfect for all forms of sugar craft and even inedible arts. It is fun and easy to use; though uncomplicated, it is ideal for both beginners and professionals.
Included in this package are 8 pieces of modeling tools, one stitching wheel and cutter, one fondant smoother, one flower lifter, one rolling pin.
These items are easy to clean because they are non stick. Whatever you are working on would not stick on the tools so there’ll be no stress to clean them after use.
The affordability of this set makes it ideal for student group practice and also for commercial kitchens that need more than a single decorating set.
Before we sign off, let’s have a quick recap of all the products we have discussed so far.
Table of Comparison
|Wilton Intermediate Fondant Tool Set||Marrywindix Fondant Decoration Tools||Saim Metal Ball Fondant Decorating Tool||Vorey 20 Pieces Modeling Clay Sculpting Tools Set||ScivoKaval Fondant Decorating Tool Set|
|Fondant Decorating Tools set||Kit With More Tools||Single Tool Set||Multipurpose Modeling Tool Set
|Fondant Tools Set Under $10
No in Set
Items in Set
|2 packets of fondant ( one 680g of white fondant and 4 124g each of red, green, blue and yellow fondant) 1 plastic rolling pin, Dual- Ended Ball Tool, Large and Fine Stitching Wheel, Knife and Needle Tool, Measuring mat and fondant smoother
|3 Butterfly, 3 Rose leaves,3 Snowflake, 3 Carnation, 3 Sunflower, 3 Birds,4 Plum blossom, 4 Rose, 3 Heart, 3 Hydrangea, 3 five-pointed star,3 Maple, 4 Daisy, 3 Butterfly seals, 3 Cherry, 3 Grapes and 3 Star plunger cutters, fondant smoother, 8 modeling tools, one rolling pin and 4 border decoration molds||4 sizes of ball tools||5 pieces of dual ended tools (one end for dotting and the other pen-like tips), 4 ball tools and 4 plastic tools, rolling pin and rolling board||8 pieces of modeling tools, one stitching wheel and cutter, one fondant smoother, one flower lifter, one rolling pin|
|Ready-To –Use Product, Premium Quality Product , Precision, Durability , Ease of Use and convenience||Wide variety of cutters to choose from, easy to use and clean tools and budget friendly product||Different sizes of ball tools for any thickness of fondant or gum paste||The modeling tools can be used for both edible and inedible items||Affordability, ease of use and cleaning|
|Not Specified in Product Description||Food grade Plastic||Stainless Steel||Acrylic||Plastic|
|Already colored and ready- to – use fondant||Carrying/storage pouch|
|26 x 6 x 6 inches||4 x 2 x 2 inches||7 x 3.6 x 0.5 inches||10.4 x 7.2 x 1.5 inches||7.5 x 5.7 x 1.4 inches|
The Wilton Intermediate Fondant Tool Set as we mentioned at the beginning of this review is a high end product. Although some customers have complained about the price of this product, we believe that it is worth the price.
As we always say, price should not be your first consideration when searching for products. There are other factors that are more important than the cost of the product. Some of these factors are quality, brand, functionality and versatility just to mention a few.
So now that you have read to the end of this review, we hope you have gathered enough information to make a choice.