I bought it and I'm having a hard time using it..I tried doing a border for a cake...and the fondant kept getting jammed between the wheels/spacers..what i'm I doing wrong? ANyone else having problems with it or is it only me?
I just bought one a few weeks ago and had trouble cutting stripes for a cake that I made. The fondant kept "sticking" to the wheels-I was using the straight wheel. How thin are you rolling your fondant? Maybe it is getting jammed because it is too thick? I am SOOOO not an expert, it was just a thought.
At first that's what I thought, that the fondant was too thick..so I tried making it thinner and I had the same problem. I tried it about 5 times...trying to get the border I want it...I ended up using my pizza cutter to cut it off.
I'm going to give it one more try this weekend, i'm going to grease it with shortening..maybe that will work.
The good news is, you're not doing anything wrong with it
The bad news is, Wilton's ribbon cutter doesn't work very well at all. I bought one a while back and never use it...I just use a ruler and a pastry wheel, or for very thin stripes I use a herb mincer. It seems like the Wilton ribbon cutter can only roll in one direction, or the wing nut will either tighten too much or loosen too much. I even asked someone at a cake decorating store if there was a trick to using it, and he said you had to be very careful with it, adjust the nut after each cut you made...considering that it wasn't making smooth edges for me anyhow, I decided to stick with the pastry wheel.
I thought it was just me..because it was my first time using it. I had it for months.. So is really a piece of junk. Oh well...at least I only spent half the price because of a coupon, so I don't feel that bad.
If your using the wilton one, it is a piece of crap!!! I have always had trouble with it until I decided to buy the one on sugarshacks website. It was fairly cheap...I think around $10 and it works great...I love it!! Check out her website and you might end up liking other things she has on there as well
I tried it too, didn't like it at all. I bought a 6 wheel pizza cutter and I love it. I can adjust the wheels to whatever width I want and with one roll I have 6 perfectly even strips.
phoufer - where did you get the pizza cutter?
Guess Im the odd man out cause mine works fine. I just go slow and make sure the nut is not screwed too tight so it rolls and press down hard enough to cut all the way through plus aid in the rolling part. I havnt used the embossing part of it, have just cut borders and stripes with it.
ditto, i like mine but you do have to press kind of hard and keep going, if it's something long you have to take the fondant off the wheel and start again and it not that hard to match up. just keep the wheel clean, you can get a pizza cutter at a dollar store i got mine at family dollar. about two fifty.