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I bought a sugar craft gun which I tried out today for the first time, I hate to say it but I found it very difficult to use. I know I am obviously doing something wrong as I have seen online that people love these sugar craft guns and are able to use them with ease. I don't know if there is a special type of sugar paste/fondant that I should use or if maybe I just didn't knead the fondant enough. If anyone has any hints or tips on how to use this Could you please let me know. In the meantime I won't give up, I'll try and try again...... Thank you.

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The fondant/gumpaste needs to be nice and soft and warmed up. Use a little shortening or glycerine to soften it up if you need it. Roll it into a cylinder shape slightly smaller than the shaft of the gun and cornstarch the heck out of the inside of the shaft and the outside of the fondant/gumpaste cylinder. I like bakels gumpaste and fondx fondant (the fondx doesn't dry out as fast as satin ice).

i found this too. hope it helps. good luck!

http://www.sugarcraft.com/catalog/gumpaste/klaygun-tips.htm

Jen, is the clay -gun and the sugar craft gun the same?

It would be nice to have a picture of it, so we can see. It probably is the same, but not sure. I would do as Jen says to do before you add your paste into the gun.

Thanks for the replies, very much appreciated. I will definately keep at it.

Hi Lorraine, is it the fondant gun for making spaghetti like shapes for hair etc. I really want one of those - so far I've used a brand new garlic press & a potato ricer lol. Let us know which one you bought and how you get on.
Tracy :) x

yes, they are the same. i don't personally have the "gun" style but i have a clay extractor and the wilton press (that looks like a garlic press). i think the gun holds more material and the hand leverage has to be a lot easier than the extractor!

 

Hi Jen, I went to the link that you posted and read the comments, this is the same gun that I bought, the link  gives me a better understanding of it. Thanks for that.

Jen Montalto said:

The fondant/gumpaste needs to be nice and soft and warmed up. Use a little shortening or glycerine to soften it up if you need it. Roll it into a cylinder shape slightly smaller than the shaft of the gun and cornstarch the heck out of the inside of the shaft and the outside of the fondant/gumpaste cylinder. I like bakels gumpaste and fondx fondant (the fondx doesn't dry out as fast as satin ice).

i found this too. hope it helps. good luck!

http://www.sugarcraft.com/catalog/gumpaste/klaygun-tips.htm

I have the same one.  I have only used it with fondant.  The fondant does need to be fairly soft.  I also grease the inside of the tube and both sides of the disk with vegetable shortening (Crisco in the USA).

Hi Lisa and Shirley, thanks for your recent advice. I have tried a few times to use this but still have a lot of problems with it. I will keep trying. Thanks again.

If the problem is that you are having a hard time getting the fondant to come out (repeatedly pressing the handle with no luck), then tighten the screw that is attached to the plunger and be sure before you start, to push the plunger down against the fondant.  That compacts it and then pressing the handle should push it out smoothly.  If not, you may have a defective gun.

 

My husband bought me one the other day at Michaels. It has a hand crank on it. That makes it so easy to use  Found it in the clay section.

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