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Aug 07 2010 - Being a cheapskate

I love shopping at the 100yen stores and dollar shops. They have a wide variety of stuff that are sold at low prices, and you can be a shopaholic without troubling your wallet. As a matter of fact, most of my tools and supplies are purchased from Daiso (with exception to paints, brushes, clay, crystals, findings). If there is a Daiso in your vicinity, or the online store offers shipping to your country, raid them.

Last week, I went shopping at Daiso, and here’s my loot:

Bento cutters in animal shapes. They are like cookie cutters, but they are made specifically for cutting stuff like nori (seaweed), cheese, rice. But I guess you can use them to cut cookie dough. And I use them to cut clay.

Craft magnets. Stick one behind your sweets and they become fridge magnets! Most awesome. My refrigerator is actually full of sweets right now because of this.

Erasers in different colours. You are probably wondering what erasers have got to do with sweets deco. Well, I use them to make this…

…candy sprinkles! Just cut them up in fine pieces, and you can decorate your doughnuts and cupcakes with it. And of course, your finished works will smell like fruits too. Scented erasers are my favourite stationery.

Now, these play a big part in my sweets making, especially pastries. Foundation sponges are very useful, let me show you how:

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