I'm getting ready to purchase a KitchenAid Pasta Roller Attachment to use for fondant drapes & ribbons.
There is also a 3 piece set that incluces the Pasta Roller, Fettucine, & Spaghetti Cutters. Has anyone used the cutters to make fondant ropes and how did they do? Are they perfectly round, or squared off.
Just trying to figure out what to get, if I can find a good use for the cutters I'll go ahead and get the set, just don't want to waste my money on something I won't use!
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The roller is fabulous. The pasta cutters are good if you need fringe- but the edges are squared off.
I use them for a lot of fondant/gumpaste work, but not for ropes. For that I use a clay gun with a trefoil disc.
I just posted about my experience with the KA pasta roller. I'm not going to be able to use it as much as I had hoped because colored fondant gets stuck in places you just can't see and clean. I ended up with pink spots on my white fondant. Oh well.
I have the set, but I have only used the roller. When I saw your post I tried running fondant through the pasta attachments and they didn't come out really well. The thinner one for spaghetti didn't come out smooth, a lot of the strands were stuck together, and the rollers in the fettucine attachment have some tiny grooves in them so my strips came out with small lines on them. This was just a quick experiment, it might work better with gum paste. I have a Nicholas Lodge video and if I remember correctly he used these attachments. So I guess I'm not that much help. LOL! But IMO, you should get it!
I use the pasta attachment to roll thin sheets of gumpaste for my rose petals (following Nick Lodge's instructions on one of his DVDs) and it works great. I haven't used the other two attachments that came with my set but I know that Nick uses the fetuccine for long stripes. It is hard to clean, though, and it works when you let it dry so that you can flake them off. For me it was a better deal to buy the three of them since I might end up using the other two for pasta making, also, the pasta roller attachment by itself was like 70 dollars and the 3 of them only 110 so it was not that much more.
Hope this helps.
I ended up just getting the pasta roller by itself. Cheapest I found was 47.99 + $7 shipping on Amazon.com. I can use my clay gun for the other items. I will only use this exclusively for fondant, not for pasta because I've read that these cannot be submersed in water to clean and did not want raw egg contamination on my fondant.
As for cleaning, Nicholas Lodge says to run some old fondant you are not going to use before doing your stuff, and to stay away from the edges.
ATo deal with any bits of colored fondant. I have a piece of white I use as a cleaner. Just riled it through several times until no more colored comes out. Save that piece in a bag. And then work with the piece for the cake.
Use the cleaner piece many times until it is too filled with color.