Rolling Pins / Fondant

Decorating By AmandaLeigh00 Updated 30 Aug 2010 , 7:08pm by AmandaLeigh00

AmandaLeigh00 Posted 30 Aug 2010 , 6:19pm
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I've been working with the large Wilton rolling pin when working with fondant and recently realized a regular rolling pin with handles would help so much in actually covering cakes with fondant. I was thinking a wooden one would be best - that the aluminum and marble ones would make the fondant cold/dry and crack more. Anyone have any insight into this?


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Texas_Rose Posted 30 Aug 2010 , 6:43pm
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I use a silicone rolling pin. Before that I had a wooden one, and it left a slight texture on the fondant, and the fondant stuck to it pretty badly. I also owned a marble one before and it was nice, but the handles broke off after not very long.

I would recommend either the silicone one (mine is Sil-pin brand) or an aluminum one, either one with handles and ball bearings for a nice smooth roll.

Caths_Cakes Posted 30 Aug 2010 , 6:45pm
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I use only marble. apart from working on very small peices then i use a little plastic one icon_smile.gif

my marble one was made for rolling pastry, but its 18'' long so its perfect for fondant, it doesnt have handles and i never have issues with dryness or cracking icon_smile.gif

AmandaLeigh00 Posted 30 Aug 2010 , 6:57pm
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Yes, I thought I had read about the wooden ones sometimes leaving imprints of the grain on fondant, and I certainly don't want that! Thank you!

tiggy2 Posted 30 Aug 2010 , 7:03pm
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The large aluminum ones work very well. The heavier the better............

AmandaLeigh00 Posted 30 Aug 2010 , 7:08pm
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Thanks guys! I saw someone else post before about the Thunder Group 18" aluminum ones and they're half the price on ebay as opposed to amazon, so I think I'll go that route. Thanks so much!

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