I finally bought a clay extruder. I bought the light green one. It's so exciting to get new cake tools!!!
Does anyone have any tips or special advice for using it? TIA
if you're using fondant, i like to microwave it so it's nice and warm. i've never gotten MMF even w/ lots of shortening to really come out smooth, but a gelatin/glucose version (like MFF or toba garrett's fondant) works great when warm w/o shortening. satin ice does well too when a little warm. just make sure it's well kneaded!
it starts to squeak when you're turning the handle sometimes. people who use it for clay suggest to put WD-40 on it to make it stop, but i wouldn't risk that for food-safety. i bet a little veggie oil will do the trick. i haven't tried that yet, but that's what we'd do for hamster-wheels when they got squeaky!
oh and store it all in some other container so you don't lose those little discs!
Thank you so much for the advice! I'm making another one of my daisy bouquet cakes and it was so time consuming to roll all the stems by hand. I think this should make the process go a little quicker!
I've been using a mix of Satin Ice and Satin Ice gumpaste with a bit of extra crisco and kneading thoroughly til it's nice and soft and it has extruded beautifully. And yes a little oil did help with the squeak!
Have fun playing with your new toy!
the directions on the package, i found, were a bit lacking. i never knew the top came off too until i saw a youtube video of someone using it.
Hi, Where does one buy a clay extruder? Micheal's? Hardware store? LOL I think I'd like a new toy
I got mine at Hobby Lobby.
Got mine at Michaels w/coupon so it wasn't very expensive. And it would certainly be nice if it had a little better instructions on cleaning it, especially for everyone who's never used one before. Youtube videos can be lifesavers!!
That's the exact one that I got. I gotta get off of here and get to work with it!!!
Wow, thanks for all the helpful info! I now need to find a coupon, plan a shopping trip, and in the meantime check out you-tube. Thanks!
I got that one too and just love it.
I've had mine for several months and so far, it's saved me lots of time making strips and strings, etc!!