Using Pasta Machine For Fondant

Decorating By Rosey1120 Updated 16 May 2014 , 8:45pm by maggs7

Rosey1120 Posted 20 Aug 2009 , 2:37am
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I tried to use my pasta machine for fondant but it comes out all torn and lumpy looking instead of smooth. It's a new machine, only used once before for pasta, and totally clean. What am I doing wrong? I'm using Satin Ice fondant.

Thank you!

17 replies
Doug Posted 20 Aug 2009 , 2:40am
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is fondant too soft?

did you dust with powdered sugar (rollers and fondant) so less possibility of sticking?

tonedna Posted 20 Aug 2009 , 2:52am
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Make sure you dont have lumps of dry fondant in your fondant. They wont show as much until you pass it
through the roller and does exactly that. It shows lumps and the little stones will make holes in it..
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Teekakes Posted 20 Aug 2009 , 3:09am
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What Tonedna already said, plus, if you try to put to much through at one time it will fold and crinkle on you too. I dust my piece of fondant or gumpaste lightly on both sides with a cornstarch and it never sticks. icon_smile.gif

CakeMakar Posted 20 Aug 2009 , 3:14am
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Also don't try to go too thin all at once. Take it gradually down the thinnesses. If you shove a mass through the smallest setting, it'll tear and get lumpy like crazy.

anabelz01 Posted 20 Aug 2009 , 1:19pm
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While on this topic.. is there a brand of pasta roller that is particularly good or do they all work as good as eachother? I am looking to get one...I'm from the UK so would have to be available here! Any advice would be appreciated!

live2create Posted 20 Aug 2009 , 1:51pm
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Yes, What is a good machine, I purchased on from Michaels and I really dislike it but then I didn't pay much for it. Do they come in different sizes
And how about the area to roll the fondant through different widths ?

Teekakes Posted 20 Aug 2009 , 2:36pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by live2create

Yes, What is a good machine, I purchased on from Michaels and I really dislike it but then I didn't pay much for it. Do they come in different sizes
And how about the area to roll the fondant through different widths ?




Live2create.....I bought my pasta machine at Bed Bath and Beyond for 69.00 and it has been a great investment for me! The brand is "Weston" and they have several different attachments you can purchase at later dates if you want to, even an electric motor can be put on it very easily. However, to date I have never needed anything other than what came in the box. Lots of decorators use this particular machine and it comes highly recommended.
Yes, pasta machines come in different sizes. icon_biggrin.gif

live2create Posted 20 Aug 2009 , 3:06pm
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Thanks Teekakes I will look this up appreicate the information

tiggy2 Posted 20 Aug 2009 , 6:51pm
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If you have a kitchen aid mixer you can get one to fit it for about the same price as the as the Weston. Just do a google search.

tonedna Posted 20 Aug 2009 , 9:21pm
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I love my kitchen Aid pasta machine..Is awesome!
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3GCakes Posted 20 Aug 2009 , 9:55pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by CakeMakar

Also don't try to go too thin all at once. Take it gradually down the thinnesses. If you shove a mass through the smallest setting, it'll tear and get lumpy like crazy.




Yep....I agree and also with the people who say make sure you either p/s or cornstarch it well.

I tried it several times before I finally got enough p/s on my gumpaste and went down in thickness gradually and it worked well. I p/s it between each level. I've been using one called "Imperia" that I borrowed from my sister, and it looks just like one at Michael's but I think they got it at a kitchen store.

TatianaS Posted 9 May 2014 , 11:34am
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AIt is old topic but maybe somebody can help me. I love my kitchen aid pasta maker but I did really messed it up with fondant. Since I can't immerse it in water how can I clean it without damaging it?

kkmcmahan Posted 9 May 2014 , 12:09pm
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Use a wet towel and hold it on the underside of the rollers while on low speed.  Very important to only hold the towel on the underside or you will end up with a towel stuck in your pasta roller!

rbcakes Posted 9 May 2014 , 12:42pm
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AAnd if it gets really stuck, there's a fair chance it will break and there's no fixing it then. If you only hold it underneath you'll be ok though. Also make sure you dust your fondant/gumpaste with enough powdered sugar or corn starch so it doesn't stick to the rollers or mess the finish on the fondant.

TatianaS Posted 9 May 2014 , 12:57pm
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A[ATTACHMENT=1674][ATTACHMENT=1675]image.jpg (1,341k. jpg file)[/ATTACHMENT][/ATTACHMENT]Guys, thank you soooo much! I thought I will need to buy a new pasta roller attachment. Cleaning instructions saying no no to towels for cleaning, but I did fallow your advice anyway. I thought since I can't use pasta attachment anymore I should give a try. And it worked. Omg! I spend hours trying to clean and nothing worked. But using a wet paper towel it took me about 3-4 min. Now it is like new. Thanks a lot!!!!!

LadyCrow78 Posted 9 May 2014 , 4:36pm
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I have a question about this as well. I just used my KA pasta roller for fondant last night for the first time and my red Satin Ice went through just fine, but I had some Wilton Black and it went through terrible on the same setting. I finally gave up and just rolled it out. This was my first time using Wilton fondant as I usually make MMF or use Satin Ice, anyone else have this trouble with Wilton fondant or can give me any tips?  Thanks!

maggs7 Posted 16 May 2014 , 8:45pm
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I have on ebut never had the nerve yet to use it for my fondant..so watching this post closely x

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