My Dh Just Brought Home A Somerset Sheeter For My Birthday.

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mysonbronson Posted 9 Sep 2009 , 8:22pm
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I am so excited!!! My husband had me come outside and he has a sheeter sitting on a dolly. I don't even know what to do. I should start making something... maybe a heart shaped cake covered in fondant.

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chefbarbie0513 Posted 9 Sep 2009 , 8:27pm
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Congrats!! What is a Somerset Sheeter?

mysonbronson Posted 9 Sep 2009 , 8:38pm
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It's a machine that will roll out fondant or cookie dough for you. It is adjustable in height so it can be made to any thickness that you want.

LaBellaFlor Posted 9 Sep 2009 , 8:38pm
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that was so sweet of him...not to mention thoughtful.

saberger Posted 9 Sep 2009 , 8:43pm
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OMG!!!!! You are the LUCKIEST woman!!!!! Congrats!!!! Now, may I have your husband please?! icon_wink.gif

Loucinda Posted 9 Sep 2009 , 8:44pm
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WOW - what a great gift!! What are the measurements on it? (I would love to have one of those, but not sure I have the space in my work area) Congrats!!

onlymadaresane Posted 9 Sep 2009 , 8:44pm
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WOW! Lucky you!!

You should bake him his FAV cake ASAP! With some extra love!

mysonbronson Posted 9 Sep 2009 , 8:45pm
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OMG!!!!! You are the LUCKIEST woman!!!!! Congrats!!!! Now, may I have your husband please?! icon_wink.gif


I feel like the luckiest woman. I was so surprised. Now I guess I should start making something with it.

Lcubed82 Posted 9 Sep 2009 , 8:48pm
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What a great guy! Where do you live, and when do we all get to play?!

saberger Posted 9 Sep 2009 , 8:50pm
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Now I guess I should start making something with it.




Well, I would be more than happy to try it out for you first, if you'd like! Go have fun and let us know how much you love it!

mysonbronson Posted 9 Sep 2009 , 8:50pm
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WOW - what a great gift!! What are the measurements on it? (I would love to have one of those, but not sure I have the space in my work area) Congrats!!




It's huge. I was wondering where I was going to put it. I'm thinking that I need to buy another stainless steel table and put it on there. It is heavy, It's got to weight over 200lbs and the dimensions are 32"x17"x29".

GenGen Posted 9 Sep 2009 , 8:53pm
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pics pics!! o0oh and where'd he get it? icon_smile.gif lol

mysonbronson Posted 9 Sep 2009 , 8:55pm
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What a great guy! Where do you live, and when do we all get to play?!




You're all more than welcomed to come over and give it a try. I live in Hawaii. Let me know when you'll be over and I'll pick you up from the airport. Think of it as a mini vacation with a free demo of a Somerset Sheeter.

grandmom Posted 9 Sep 2009 , 9:01pm
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Whaaaat???? What are you - the luckiest woman on the planet????

First, you have a great husband.

Second, he buys you a sheeter.

Third, you live in freakin' Hawaii???

mysonbronson Posted 9 Sep 2009 , 9:05pm
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WOW! Lucky you!!

You should bake him his FAV cake ASAP! With some extra love!




That's what I was thinking. He loves chocolate cake with a chocolate peanut butter filling. I'm thinking that I will do a layer of chocolate with ganace on top then fill it with a whipped peanut butter filling with pieces of peanut butter cups and then the other layer with ganace on the bottom, crumb coat and cover in fondant. I've only done one cake in fondant so I'll keep my finger's crossed.

saberger Posted 9 Sep 2009 , 9:08pm
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Now I guess I should start making something with it.




Well, I would be more than happy to try it out for you first, if you'd like! Go have fun and let us know how much you love it!

grandmom Posted 9 Sep 2009 , 9:09pm
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oooh oooh (waiving hand wildly!)...

This weekend I made a the chocolate WASC cake with my modified version of the peanut butter cup filling found in the recipe section. Torted the layers so I could use more filling. Covered it in white chocolate ganache then with white chocolate MFF. It was the best cake EVER - all the menfolk said so!!

mysonbronson Posted 9 Sep 2009 , 9:12pm
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Originally Posted by grandmom

Whaaaat???? What are you - the luckiest woman on the planet????

First, you have a great husband.

Second, he buys you a sheeter.

Third, you live in freakin' Hawaii???




Thanks everyone. You guys are so talented and generous with all your knowledge and experience. I am inspired by everyone on here daily. On top of all of that you all are so funny.

yellobutterfly Posted 9 Sep 2009 , 9:15pm
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Originally Posted by onlymadaresane

WOW! Lucky you!!

You should bake him his FAV cake ASAP! With some extra love!




If my hubby bought me a sheeter, I'd be giving him more than cake... tapedshut.gif and probably every night icon_wink.gif

mysonbronson Posted 9 Sep 2009 , 9:17pm
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Originally Posted by grandmom

oooh oooh (waiving hand wildly!)...

This weekend I made a the chocolate WASC cake with my modified version of the peanut butter cup filling found in the recipe section. Torted the layers so I could use more filling. Covered it in white chocolate ganache then with white chocolate MFF. It was the best cake EVER - all the menfolk said so!!




Sounds yummy. I think I will give it a try. White chocolate MMF sounds better than just vanilla. That's why I love this site. Now to find all these recipes in the hundreds of recipes on my desk (sifting thru my papers...)(chocolate WASC, peanut butter filling, white chocolate ganace, and last one white chocolate MMF). Can I ask how you modified the peanut butter cup filling?

tenleysmommy Posted 9 Sep 2009 , 9:18pm
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Originally Posted by onlymadaresane

WOW! Lucky you!!

You should bake him his FAV cake ASAP! With some extra love!



If my hubby bought me a sheeter, I'd be giving him more than cake... tapedshut.gif and probably every night icon_wink.gif





hehehe,no kidding! icon_biggrin.gif (every morning too)

mysonbronson Posted 9 Sep 2009 , 9:25pm
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Originally Posted by yellobutterfly

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Originally Posted by onlymadaresane

WOW! Lucky you!!

You should bake him his FAV cake ASAP! With some extra love!



If my hubby bought me a sheeter, I'd be giving him more than cake... tapedshut.gif and probably every night icon_wink.gif




hehehe,no kidding! icon_biggrin.gif (every morning too)




Oh, is that why he got it for me? icon_redface.gif Now I get it, duh it was a gift for me and a gift for him also. I should have known. lol

mysonbronson Posted 9 Sep 2009 , 9:27pm
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Now that I have this sheeter what fondant does everyone recommend. I have some Satin Ice, but has anyone used Fondarific or any other ones that would be good?

Lcubed82 Posted 9 Sep 2009 , 9:42pm
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Now I am sad! The one time I went to Hawaii, I sniffled and cried for 7 days. Allergies I never knew I had hit 12 hours after getting off the plane, and didn't clear up till I was home again. I was 5 months pregnant, so couldn't do much about it! What a beautiful place, but I have to take the pictures!!!!

So we'll have to schedule a playdate on the mainland!

Have fun with your toy!

grandmom Posted 9 Sep 2009 , 9:42pm
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mysonbronson, you asked how I modified the pb filling.

When I made the peanut butter filling, I wanted to be sure it was as stable as I could get it because it takes us a while to eat a cake, plus I was testing the recipe for decorated cakes as well, which may have to sit a couple of days while you work. So I replaced the milk with a non-dairy coffee creamer/water mixture, as directed on the package for restoring the powder to liquid form. Learned this trick from Sugarshack Sharon!

I tripled the recipe because it is quite small. Even though I tripled everything, my batch came out way too runny so I had to almost double the powdered sugar. I stiffened a bowl of it even further for my dam, another thing I learned from Sugarshack Sharon. The filling is just amazingly rich and delicious!

I used MFF (Michele Foster's Fondant) and it is my all time favorite. Some folks here prefer the MMF (Marshmallow Fondant). I think they are very different recipes.

I bought a tub of Satin Ice to test, and it looked and felt and handled beautifully, but it tasted just like marshmallows. I wouldn't mind that in some cases, but don't want it in all cases. I really love the taste of MFF, especially the white chocolate version.

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GenGen Posted 9 Sep 2009 , 10:38pm
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hubby watches cake boss with me and i told him i'd love one of those sheeters lol.. just gotta find one cheap enough

saberger Posted 9 Sep 2009 , 10:40pm
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Originally Posted by yellobutterfly

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Originally Posted by onlymadaresane

WOW! Lucky you!!

You should bake him his FAV cake ASAP! With some extra love!



If my hubby bought me a sheeter, I'd be giving him more than cake... tapedshut.gif and probably every night icon_wink.gif





LMAO!!!!!!!!!! Still LMAO!!!! Shame on you!! I love it! I am blushing and I didn't even say it!

mysonbronson Posted 10 Sep 2009 , 12:01am
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mysonbronson, you asked how I modified the pb filling.

When I made the peanut butter filling, I wanted to be sure it was as stable as I could get it because it takes us a while to eat a cake, plus I was testing the recipe for decorated cakes as well, which may have to sit a couple of days while you work. So I replaced the milk with a non-dairy coffee creamer/water mixture, as directed on the package for restoring the powder to liquid form. Learned this trick from Sugarshack Sharon!

I tripled the recipe because it is quite small. Even though I tripled everything, my batch came out way too runny so I had to almost double the powdered sugar. I stiffened a bowl of it even further for my dam, another thing I learned from Sugarshack Sharon. The filling is just amazingly rich and delicious!

I used MFF (Michele Foster's Fondant) and it is my all time favorite. Some folks here prefer the MMF (Marshmallow Fondant). I think they are very different recipes.

I bought a tub of to test, and it looked and felt and handled beautifully, but it tasted just like marshmallows. I wouldn't mind that in some cases, but don't want it in all cases. I really love the taste of MFF, especially the white chocolate version.
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I have never heard of MFF. Now to do some research and give it a try. It is so expensive for me to buy Satin Ice and having it shipped to Hawaii or I should say that it cost alot of money to have anything shipped to Hawaii. I have to get all my shopping when I go to Ohio and visit my sister or when I visit my inlaws in NY. Is MFF listed in the recipes with different variations?

grandmom Posted 10 Sep 2009 , 12:30am
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Right here:

http://cakecentral.com/recipes/7432/michele-fosters-updated-fondant

Good luck! The key is to let the mixture cool as indicated to lukewarm before adding the sugar, to about 98 - 105 degrees. It does have to rest several hours or overnight before rolling.

mysonbronson Posted 10 Sep 2009 , 12:45am
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Thank you, thank you thank you. How did you make the fondant into white chocolate. Did you melt some white chocolate and add them in? Does that change the consistency? Sorry for all the questions, but I really appreciate the help.

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