Pasta Machine For Fondant

Decorating By PuffCake Updated 18 Feb 2011 , 5:16pm by krissi2230

PuffCake Posted 21 Feb 2009 , 8:50pm
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I'm thinking about buying a pasta machine (actually the Kitchen Aid pasta roller attachment for my mixer) to roll out fondant with consistent thickness for decorations. Does anybody use this method? Thumbs up? Thumbs down? Any feedback on using this method would be appreciated! Thanks!

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julzs71 Posted 21 Feb 2009 , 9:34pm
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I use that method all the time. I like it, some do not though.

Lenette Posted 21 Feb 2009 , 9:38pm
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I finally bought one and I love it!

tonedna Posted 21 Feb 2009 , 9:40pm
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Originally Posted by PuffCake

I'm thinking about buying a pasta machine (actually the Kitchen Aid pasta roller attachment for my mixer) to roll out fondant with consistent thickness for decorations. Does anybody use this method? Thumbs up? Thumbs down? Any feedback on using this method would be appreciated! Thanks!




I think is a must!..I wont live without mine! thumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gif
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amie202 Posted 21 Feb 2009 , 9:44pm
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I bought a pasta machine with a motor from sur la table. I think that it is great. BUT I think that now that I have had it for awhile the kitchen aid attachment would be easier to clean.

PuffCake Posted 21 Feb 2009 , 10:29pm
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Thanks everyone! Do you also use the pasta cutter attachment to make strips or do you just use the roller?

tonedna Posted 21 Feb 2009 , 11:43pm
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not me...
Edna

kandu001 Posted 21 Feb 2009 , 11:45pm
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I haven't tried it yet, but Duff uses it!

tonedna Posted 21 Feb 2009 , 11:59pm
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Originally Posted by kandu001

I haven't tried it yet, but Duff uses it!




I have tried the smaller strips...I didnt like them..thats why I didnt buy one

yvette131 Posted 22 Feb 2009 , 12:01am
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i'm also ready to buy one but i'm confused as to which one would be better- does the kitchenaid attachment work just as good as the table pasta machine?

tonedna Posted 22 Feb 2009 , 12:06am
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Originally Posted by yvette131

i'm also ready to buy one but i'm confused as to which one would be better- does the kitchenaid attachment work just as good as the table pasta machine?




I prefer the kitchen aid better than the table one. The table on you need a table to hook on too, and then you either have to do it by hand or need to buy another attachment so is hands free.
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sugarwishes Posted 22 Feb 2009 , 12:15am
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I was thinking bout getting a pasta machine as well but what is the widest you can get the fondant with this machine? For ex: Will I be able to cover a 12" or 14" cake? Can a machine handle that much fondant? or Do you use it for only smaller amounts?

yvette131 Posted 22 Feb 2009 , 12:21am
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i believe they are for smaller projects like to do bows. To cover a cake you would need a huge heavy duty one like one Buddy Valastro has at his bakery. It is a must have for anyone who has a bakery. He let us play with it and in less then i min the fondant was flat ready to cover a cake- no need for a rolling pin.

icer101 Posted 22 Feb 2009 , 12:29am
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i bought mine from rosemary watson, 10 years ago.. when i took a class from her.. it is electric.. i love, love, love. it.. the name of it is imperia...... she was teaching us her lace molds, etc.. hth

tonedna Posted 22 Feb 2009 , 12:41am
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Originally Posted by sugar wishes

I was thinking bout getting a pasta machine as well but what is the widest you can get the fondant with this machine? For ex: Will I be able to cover a 12" or 14" cake? Can a machine handle that much fondant? or Do you use it for only smaller amounts?




There are ones that are great for fondant, I just dont use fondant enough on cakes to say it's worth to get one..
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sjbeatty8 Posted 22 Feb 2009 , 12:48am
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I have been looking for ones big enough to roll out to cover cakes and cant seem to find anything. i know they will be extremely pricey but I would like to find some to know prices... Anyone found any or know what to search for??

tonedna Posted 22 Feb 2009 , 12:54am
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sjbeatty8 Posted 22 Feb 2009 , 1:08am
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Thanks Edna.. any clue on what these cost??

tonedna Posted 22 Feb 2009 , 1:12am
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I have no idea on this company, but the las time I did a research they could run up to $3,000. But dont take that for granted. I did that research years ago and maybe prices have gone down since then. Let me know if you find out.
Edna

krissi2230 Posted 18 Feb 2011 , 5:16pm
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What kind does buddy valastro use?

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