Wilton Ribbon Roller

Decorating By fidos_mom Updated 2 Mar 2009 , 1:55am by dreamdelights

fidos_mom Posted 1 Mar 2009 , 7:38pm
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(Sorry guys. I looked for an answer about this but I came up empty. )

How do you use the Wilton ribbon roller?

I am a fairly intelligent, mechanically inclined person and this thing is just.... um.... strange to say the least. Any help is GREATLY appreciated. icon_biggrin.gif

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Malakin Posted 1 Mar 2009 , 9:36pm
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I don't believe any one ever truly figured this one out. That's pretty much why most people threw their's away. Mine is in the trash. It's hard to line up all the different spacers, then tighten the ends so that it still rolls but doesn't fall off. Then it leaves indentations where you dont want them. I use a pizza cutter and a ruler!

Malakin Posted 1 Mar 2009 , 9:36pm
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I don't believe any one ever truly figured this one out. That's pretty much why most people threw their's away. Mine is in the trash. It's hard to line up all the different spacers, then tighten the ends so that it still rolls but doesn't fall off. Then it leaves indentations where you dont want them. I use a pizza cutter and a ruler!

JenniferMI Posted 1 Mar 2009 , 9:59pm
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I LOVE the FMM ribbon cutter, use it alllll the time. I've heard many say the Wilton one is not so good icon_sad.gif

If you have questions on this, please ask away! It's one of my favorite tools.

Jen icon_smile.gif

Peridot Posted 1 Mar 2009 , 10:06pm
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Jennifer M1

Please tell me what the secret is to using this tool - getting it lined up, no marks, etc. It is rather cumbersome and I bought it not knowing any better.

Thanks

ranbel Posted 1 Mar 2009 , 10:16pm
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I purchased the wilton brand ribbon cutter and didn't have a problem with it. Only have used it once for a baby shower cake I done in Dec. As long as you have to proper size spacer inbetween the cutters, the outside sizes doesn't matter.
I don't know if they have different ones or not, but I only got 2 strips at a time when cutting.
HTH...

nannie Posted 1 Mar 2009 , 10:17pm
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I've thrown my wilton ribbon cutter away too.

excess marks, won't roll smoothly, won't cut at all.

useless

HowCoolGomo1 Posted 1 Mar 2009 , 10:20pm
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Unfortunately I think the secret to that particular tool is throw it in the garbage.

The only time I've ever been able to get it to work I tightened it with pliers and used every spacer.

I think I've stripped mine.

Goonergirl Posted 1 Mar 2009 , 10:34pm
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Perfect timing for this thread! I was wondering if it was just me. I tried to use mine (Christmas present from DH) yesterday for the first time, and just couldn't figure it out! The wing nut on the end would not tighten, and I also got unwanted marks in the fondant. Should I try harder to make it work, or just forget about it?

sweetjan Posted 1 Mar 2009 , 10:34pm
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I never figured out how to use mine, but I thought it was just me.
And not to change the subject, but your avatar is too cute, HowCoolGomo1! Is it a 'real' picture from your yard?

leah_s Posted 2 Mar 2009 , 12:00am
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Now everyone knows I pretty much despise anything by Wilton. However, this I one product I actually have, like and use. You fondant needs to be thin. Number 2 or 3 in a pasta roller. The ribbon cutter wheels don't actually move. I don't use the other imprinters. Move your hand flat along the fondant in front of he ribbon cutter and whoosh, done.

Sometimes I still use a ruler and knife. Depends on my mood.

gerripje Posted 2 Mar 2009 , 1:20am
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I just bought one of these and even with the coupon at Michael's I thought I either I am just too daft to get it or I got ripped off by Wilton again!!!! I don't use it often enough to really have a good opinion, but what are those rubbery things for?! Maybe my problem was trying to use it on gum paste rather than fondant, and I think you definately sharper tools for gum paste to come out with clean edges. I think I've been sucked into buying everything in that ONE stupid aisle at Michael's... If my husband only knew how much money is represented in my little rolling plastic drawers!!!

dreamdelights Posted 2 Mar 2009 , 1:55am
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I was going to ask about this yesterday but got distracted. I tried to figure my out and got fed and then stuck it in a drawer. I will try the FMM

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