Using An Extruder?

Decorating By ideasinicing Updated 13 Sep 2013 , 5:03am by jennicake

ideasinicing Posted 23 Dec 2009 , 4:53am
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Someone had mentioned in another post about using an extruder to make snakes of fondant...is there an attachment for kitchenaid mixers? Where do I get one?

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alene Posted 23 Dec 2009 , 1:17pm
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I bought the Makins Professional Ultimate Clay Extruder (love it) off of e-bay and like sherrycanary62 said, you can get it from amamzon.com also. You could also check your local craft stores.

mullett Posted 23 Dec 2009 , 1:35pm
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Try using a Wilton Cookie Press.

ideasinicing Posted 23 Dec 2009 , 5:51pm
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Thanks everyone. You have been most helpful!

cakesrock Posted 26 Dec 2009 , 3:40am
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I bought a clay gun/extruder at a local craft store for $14. It works pretty well, but it's tough pushing the fondant through. It's like a cheap garlic press in that sense. That other one looks sooo much better (esp the handle)! icon_smile.gif

alene Posted 26 Dec 2009 , 12:34pm
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cakesrock, you should invest in the Makins Professional Ultimate Clay Extruder. I've only had mine less than a week but have used it so many times and for me it works great.

cakesrock Posted 26 Dec 2009 , 1:06pm
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Thanks, Alene. I didn't even know about it - now I will! At least I'm only out a few bucks.... icon_biggrin.gif

lngo Posted 26 Dec 2009 , 7:31pm
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I also have the Makins extruder. I got it at Hobby Lobby with my 40% coupon. It must be a popular item because everytime I would go there, they would always be sold out. I lucked out finally and snagged the last on the shelf.

Win Posted 26 Dec 2009 , 7:58pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by cakesrock

I bought a clay gun/extruder at a local craft store for $14. It works pretty well, but it's tough pushing the fondant through. It's like a cheap garlic press in that sense. That other one looks sooo much better (esp the handle)! icon_smile.gif




It does not matter what kind of extruder one uses... it's always best to add shortening to your fondant to make it softer --pushes out smoothly with no "forcing" as well as extends how much you get out of it. However, as soon as you can, get a Makins. Wilton Cookie Press is great as well! icon_biggrin.gifthumbs_up.gif

Rosie2 Posted 26 Dec 2009 , 8:11pm
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Where can I find the Making Professional Clay Extruder?? neither Michaels or Joannes carries it in my area icon_sad.gif

tonedna Posted 26 Dec 2009 , 8:14pm
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None of the crafts stores are carrying it anymore, is so weird since is the best one I have ever tried.
Here is a link
http://designmeacake.com/catalog/i8.html
Hope it helps.
Edna icon_smile.gif

HowCoolGomo1 Posted 26 Dec 2009 , 8:35pm
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I have used the one Tonedna is selling and now I'm buying it from her. Didn't know the stores weren't carrying it anymore. Always thought they were sold out like everyone else.

Any ways, I love it. My little red and black one that you have to squeeze works, but not the way I want it too.

tonedna Posted 26 Dec 2009 , 8:44pm
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I know i Have looked in my local craft stores with no luck.
And the red one works but kills my hands. This one is the best
one I have used.
Edna

superstar Posted 26 Dec 2009 , 8:53pm
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I have the little red & black sugarcraft gun & use it a lot & will continue to use it for small projects but I received for Christmas the 'daddy' of all extruders (like the one Jen shows you on her DVD) & I am thrilled with it.

tonedna Posted 26 Dec 2009 , 8:56pm
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Originally Posted by superstar

I have the little red & black gun & use it a lot & will continue to use it for small projects but I received for Christmas the 'daddy' of all extruders (like the one Jen shows you on her DVD) & I am thrilled with it.




that is a good one too!..I just dont use it too often to get one. But Is a good one too.
Edna icon_smile.gif

HowCoolGomo1 Posted 26 Dec 2009 , 9:02pm
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Originally Posted by tonedna

I know i Have looked in my local craft stores with no luck.
And the red one works but kills my hands. This one is the best
one I have used.
Edna




What she said!!!

PS.

Edna I ordered 2 from you. My 8yr old niece asked for an Easy Bake Oven, Santa brought it. She will need cake supplies.

My job as her Gomo, buy her stuff that makes cake decorating fun and easy.

tonedna Posted 26 Dec 2009 , 11:37pm
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That's too cute..my son use to bake on the easy bake oven...lol
Until he decided the oven was better. icon_lol.gif
Edna icon_biggrin.gif

andpotts Posted 27 Dec 2009 , 12:19am
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I got my Makins Professional Ultimate Clay Extruder at Joanns online using a 50% off coupon, looks like they carry them a bunch of places, all different prices, but the deal I got at Joanns made me happy!

http://www.google.com/products?sourceid=ie7&rls=com.microsoft:en-US&oe=utf8&safe=on&q=Makins+Professional+Ultimate+Clay+Extruder&um=1&ie=UTF-8&ei=O6Q2S9jNAsKtlAeT1fCWBw&sa=X&oi=product_result_group&ct=title&resnum=3&ved=0CCsQrQQwAg

tonedna Posted 27 Dec 2009 , 12:35am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by andpotts

I got my Makins Professional Ultimate Clay Extruder at Joanns online using a 50% off coupon, looks like they carry them a bunch of places, all different prices, but the deal I got at Joanns made me happy!

http://www.google.com/products?sourceid=ie7&rls=com.microsoft:en-US&oe=utf8&safe=on&q=Makins+Professional+Ultimate+Clay+Extruder&um=1&ie=UTF-8&ei=O6Q2S9jNAsKtlAeT1fCWBw&sa=X&oi=product_result_group&ct=title&resnum=3&ved=0CCsQrQQwAg




Not in Orlando icon_sad.gif I search for it in all of them and all the Michaels
Edna

cinjam Posted 27 Dec 2009 , 12:41am
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I use the Makins as well & like it so much more than the red & black one (which KILLS my hands)

lngo Posted 27 Dec 2009 , 12:54am
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My Hobby Lobby still carries Makin's Ultimate Clay Extruder. I just came back from the store, and I saw they had one on the shelf. Plus, they have 40% off coupons practically every other week.

HowCoolGomo1 Posted 27 Dec 2009 , 1:14am
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I've been looking in San Antonio for 2 months.

No deal!

tonedna Posted 27 Dec 2009 , 1:41am
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In florida either..And we dont even have Hobby lobby. I think the first time I heard that name was here in CC.
Edna icon_smile.gif

HowCoolGomo1 Posted 27 Dec 2009 , 2:08am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by lngo

My Hobby Lobby still carries Makin's Ultimate Clay Extruder. I just came back from the store, and I saw they had one on the shelf. Plus, they have 40% off coupons practically every other week.




Where do you live?

andpotts Posted 27 Dec 2009 , 2:49am
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that's so strange that they aren't carrying them in some stores anymore, but I'm telling you Joanns Online is the way to go and you can still use the coupons, mine shipped really fast too!

jamiekwebb Posted 27 Dec 2009 , 2:50am
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Global Sugar Art has the Makins extruder for $25.00. I just got mine in today.. anxious to experiment.

aundrea Posted 27 Dec 2009 , 2:57am
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my extruder just broke. i had ordered it from sharon (sugarshack) i would love to get another one.
when i used mine with fondant i put shortening in the extuder to make is easier to go through with no problems.

AverageMom Posted 27 Dec 2009 , 8:47am
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I just got a Makins Ultimate Extruder for Christmas, and I can't wait to use it! Hubby says he got off of e-bay.
Yup, he's the best!

Win Posted 27 Dec 2009 , 3:16pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by lngo

My Hobby Lobby still carries Makin's Ultimate Clay Extruder. I just came back from the store, and I saw they had one on the shelf. Plus, they have 40% off coupons practically every other week.




I guess it depends on where you live... I still see them in Hobby Lobby, Michaels, and JoAnn Fabrics here in KY.

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