Fondant - Even Thickness

Decorating By suzied Updated 19 Aug 2010 , 8:47pm by microbiology1

suzied Posted 11 Aug 2010 , 1:03am
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Please let me know if there are any tips on rolling out fondant to an EVEN thickness to cover a cake. Bought wilton guide rings, but they are for flowers 1/8 3/16 1/16" thickness.TIA.

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tigerhawk83 Posted 12 Aug 2010 , 3:21pm
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you can buy guide rings for regular sized rolling pins - try Bed Bath and Beyond or something like that. The problem with rings is if you need more that 16-18" of fondant the rings get in the way unless you have a really long rolling pin.

Some companies sell strips that you set on your counter and roll the fondant out in between them. I've seen them at Country Kitchen Sweet Art but you could probably make your own with leftover foamcoare.

mareg Posted 13 Aug 2010 , 12:50am
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I use dowels. It can help out a lot.

Goldberry Posted 19 Aug 2010 , 11:12am
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I use dowels but the rings are just as good icon_biggrin.gif

microbiology1 Posted 19 Aug 2010 , 8:47pm
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I also use dowels lined up on the side of the fondant while rolling. I saw an episode of Good Eats where Alton Brown used rubber bands on each end of the rolling pins as guides. This lets you customize the thickness of the guide. I use a PVC pipe instead of a rolling pin. It's 18" long (and only $1.73!). It works really well with dowels.

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