Do any of you own/use a clay extruder with your fondant? If so, what type or brand? Does it work well? Do you need a lot of muscle to push the fondant through? I'm making my Christmas wish list!
I use the Makins extruder with the twist top, the green one. It doesn't take a lot of muscle, no more than a cookie press with a twist top.
I used it for the gold details on here:
It comes with a couple of plates that make the rope border without you having to make several ropes and twist them together.
My is actually a polymer clay extruder and it works very well. I bought it because it was less expensive then the for cake models.
I use the same one as Texas Rose. Got it at Hobby Lobby for around $10 with a 40% off coupon. It's in the clay isle and works great! I can't pipe because my hands cramp, but I can use this easily.
ETA: hands...I have two hands
Ditto on the Makins green T one. I LOVE it.
I love the Makins Ultimate Clay Extruder--a pale green aluminum tube with a "T" twist handle. Nice long extrusions, easy to turn handle, easy to clean, lots of disks. You just add some crisco to your fondant and twist away!
You can google the name and it comes up in several places.
Me too on the Makins. I actually was very disappointed in mine til I found out I was not using it correctly. The top screw part was stuck. I had to use a wrench to hold it while I loosened the top. Now I am very happy with it.
Thanks everyone! I was looking at the Makins one online. On the list it goes!
I can't pipe, either, cs confections. My hands cramp, and on a good day they are just too shaky. I tried using an old icing tube thing (plastic, you push the plunger and the icing comes out) and the fondant refused to come out!