In the past , I have rolled my fondant with a rolling pin. I am now considering purchasing the pasta roller attachment for my KitchenAid. Am I throwing money out the window or is this a good investment? Which method is better?
I use a rolling pin if I'm covering a cake. I use the pasta roller if I need a really uniform, very thin layer for something, such as fabric draping or gumpaste flowers, pieces for bows.....that sort of thing.
If I'm just making accent pieces, I usually roll them with a mini pin.
I use a rolling pin for cover the cake and large pieces. I use a pasta roller for small decorations and detail work (not a kitchen aid attachment, though. I have a freestanding one with a motor. I don't want to be tied to the mixer or not be able to use the roller if the mixer is otherwise occupied). I cannot WAIT until the day i can afford a sheeter! When I interned at Pink Cake Box they had one and working with it was like a DREAM!