Do You Use A Sheeter?

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Echooo3 Posted 8 Sep 2009 , 11:16am
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I would love to buy a sheeter if I can find a good used one.

Could I use it for both fondant and sugar cookies? What kind to you have/recommend?

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CakeWhizz Posted 8 Sep 2009 , 11:40am
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I'm curious about this too, so I'll give you a bump.

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Justbeck101 Posted 8 Sep 2009 , 12:01pm
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I was looking into this the other day. I am really interested also!

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cylstrial Posted 8 Sep 2009 , 12:35pm
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LOL! It seems like we all would like one - but no one on here has one! Well, I hope that one day I can get one!! That would be the best present EVER!

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2SchnauzerLady Posted 8 Sep 2009 , 12:50pm
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What is a sheeter?

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Echooo3 Posted 8 Sep 2009 , 1:09pm
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A sheeter is a pretty major piece of equipment IMHO.

You put your dough/fondant in one side and it rolls it out to what ever thickness you enter on the other side.

Google "Somerset Sheeter" that should help.

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2SchnauzerLady Posted 8 Sep 2009 , 1:24pm
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Cool piece of machinery, but way beyond my budget - I need to have some money left over for my charity!

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Justbeck101 Posted 8 Sep 2009 , 1:28pm
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It is the thing the people on the cake competition shows on food network and WE tv use to roll out their fondant. They are used for pizza dough also.

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3GCakes Posted 8 Sep 2009 , 1:30pm
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Maybe I can find one of those old ringer-style washing machines instead. THose sheeters are pricey. icon_smile.gif

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Echooo3 Posted 8 Sep 2009 , 1:30pm
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I always tithe 10%. So the way I see it, if I can be so forturnate to be able to purchase a sheeter, technically I should be able to make more and tithe more.

Please help me if my thinking seems flawed. My excitement about getting into business has me pretty much delirious. It helps to have you all around me to keeping me thinking straight.

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kansaslaura Posted 8 Sep 2009 , 1:33pm
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I am looking at a used one for $500--really debating. They're SO expensive and this one is a deal.

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stacyd Posted 9 Sep 2009 , 1:31am
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$500??? I would sell my soul to find one for $500!

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spring Posted 9 Sep 2009 , 2:08am
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I bought a sheeter 3 months ago. My only regret is that I didn't buy one sooner. Saves so much time!

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CutiePieCakes-Ontario Posted 9 Sep 2009 , 2:37am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Echooo3

I always tithe 10%. So the way I see it, if I can be so forturnate to be able to purchase a sheeter, technically I should be able to make more and tithe more.

Please help me if my thinking seems flawed. My excitement about getting into business has me pretty much delirious. It helps to have you all around me to keeping me thinking straight.





Nope, I agree. If you buy a sheeter, you can (eventually) make more money, and thus (eventually), tithe more money.

Does that help?

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debster Posted 9 Sep 2009 , 2:55am
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I have to laugh I think we ALL want a sheeter after watching the Cake Shows, Glad to hear your tithing.

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LaBellaFlor Posted 9 Sep 2009 , 3:55am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Echooo3

I always tithe 10%. So the way I see it, if I can be so forturnate to be able to purchase a sheeter, technically I should be able to make more and tithe more.

Please help me if my thinking seems flawed. My excitement about getting into business has me pretty much delirious. It helps to have you all around me to keeping me thinking straight.





Love that you said this and I totally agree with you. thumbs_up.gif Oh yeah, and I want a sheeter too!

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kansaslaura Posted 9 Sep 2009 , 4:13am
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Well I bought the sheeter! We're opening a deli/bake shop (second time I've done this!) and I know it's going to be used A LOT. From cinnamon rolls to fondant--cookies and bierocks! It's an oldie, but a goodie!

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zdebssweetsj Posted 9 Sep 2009 , 7:44am
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Amazing how that works, I didn't know I needed one till I saw it on Cake Boss, now I cn't wait to get one LOL

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Brooke377 Posted 9 Sep 2009 , 5:40pm
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what about trying a pasta maker/roller...has anyone used it before for fondant?

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neelycharmed Posted 9 Sep 2009 , 5:59pm
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I never saw a sheeter until I watched Food Network Challenge, and Now?
I'm thinking to myself"how come I don't have one?"
Maybe once I open my own shop, but for now at home, looks like its just me and my rolling pin! lol
icon_smile.gif Jodi

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miny Posted 9 Sep 2009 , 6:05pm
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I can only dream of having one but I'm a hobby baker so I don't think it's gonna happen soon icon_cry.gif The pasta maker only works for small pieces of fondant Brooke, a sheeter makes easier to cover whole cakes in fondant. icon_wink.gif

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Brooke377 Posted 9 Sep 2009 , 6:08pm
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thanks Miny icon_smile.gif

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cutthecake Posted 9 Sep 2009 , 6:09pm
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kansaslaura,
What is a bierock?

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kansaslaura Posted 9 Sep 2009 , 6:18pm
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Bread dough, rolled out and filled with a mixture of hamburger, cabbage, onion and seasonings--then baked.

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cutthecake Posted 9 Sep 2009 , 6:43pm
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kansas,
Thanks. Very interesting. Never heard of it.
How do you pronounce that?

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maddypaige01 Posted 9 Oct 2009 , 2:00pm
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I'm in the same boat! I'm hoping my next big equipment purchase will be a sheeter, but I can't figure out what I'm buying. Do you have to get a fondant sheeter specifically? Will a dough sheeter work just as well as the one labeled specifically for fondant? I hear that Somerset is the best brand to go with, so with that being a given, what's the big difference between the dough sheeter and the fondant sheeter?? Any kind words of wisdom here would be greatly appreciated! icon_smile.gif

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2muchsugar Posted 9 Oct 2009 , 2:12pm
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I'm fortunate enough to have a sheeter (believe me, I know how lucky I am!). I have the 30" Somerset model. I don't think there's a difference between a fondant sheeter and a dough sheeter except maybe how thick or thin you can roll sheets. In my opinion, you wouldn't want to roll both dough and fondant on the same sheeter. It's simple and easy to clean, but cleaning is kind of a pain if you're switching between flour and powdered sugar (you need a little bit before running fondant through the sheeter).

I would definitely recommend this equipment to anyone who can find a way to get one. It's so easy that I definitely feel like I'm cheating!

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Marianna46 Posted 9 Oct 2009 , 2:34pm
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I have a pasta machine, too, and it's a great little tool. It's true that it can't roll out sheets of fondant large enought to cover a cake, but it's great for smaller things, like rolling out long pieces for swags or long sort-of-wide strips that you can either cut "planks" from (like for boxes or mini-houses) or use cookie/flower cutters on. Once the sheet is rolled out, it also cuts strips of different widths (from spaghettini to ravioli), which can also be very useful for cake decorating. I didn't know what a sheeter was until I read this thread, but like all of you, I don't know how I've lived without one for so long. Too bad about the price!

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