Which Clay Extruder Do You Prefer

Decorating By Charmed Updated 3 Apr 2011 , 3:21pm by CakesbyChalupa

Charmed Posted 16 Mar 2011 , 7:52pm
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the makins or the new walnut hollow or the extra large extruders like this one:
http://www.scottcreekpottery.net/~scottcre/content/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1&products_id=9
I heard that the walnut hollow one breaks easily. I wonder if the small disks from the makins could be used with the big extruder?

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Charmed Posted 17 Mar 2011 , 2:49am
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Jewels17 Posted 17 Mar 2011 , 3:27am
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Charmed....thanks for asking this question. I was just shopping around for one myself.

CakeInfatuation Posted 17 Mar 2011 , 3:58am
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The Green Makins Clay Extruder. It's relatively inexpensive and works really well. I'm on my 2nd green one. I also have two silver ones with big black handles... HATE those.

lyndim Posted 17 Mar 2011 , 4:06am
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I agree, Makins! It's easy to use, easy to clean and relatively inexpensive, I love mine. I purchased it on bay. HTH!

CakesByCharlene Posted 17 Mar 2011 , 7:14am
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ive only used my makins one twice and i love it

Charmed Posted 17 Mar 2011 , 3:41pm
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I was reading the reviews for the walnut hollow extruder and the reviews were not good and that they break easily. Anyone has the really large extruders?

MAMAWOF4 Posted 17 Mar 2011 , 3:53pm
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I saw on Cake Challenge where they used a caulking gun (from hardware store) with a piece of PVC pipe. Put gumpaste/fondant into it and attached a PVC cap (missed how they made hole in cap) and used that to extrude. Seemed much cheaper to me. Has anyone else seen or done this?

TabbieCakes Posted 17 Mar 2011 , 4:02pm
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Originally Posted by lyndim

I agree, Makins! It's easy to use, easy to clean and relatively inexpensive, I love mine. I purchased it on bay. HTH!




Ditto! And Ditto! Love the Makins twist top extruder (the gun is reported to be too tiring and hard on the hands), and I got mine for a great price on Ebay as well!

pattycakesnj Posted 17 Mar 2011 , 4:19pm
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green makins gun

cakesnglass Posted 17 Mar 2011 , 4:19pm
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Design me a cake - Edna's site has the green extruder her shipping fees are not bad.

emma_jada Posted 17 Mar 2011 , 5:01pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by MAMAWOF4

I saw on Cake Challenge where they used a caulking gun (from hardware store) with a piece of PVC pipe. Put gumpaste/fondant into it and attached a PVC cap (missed how they made hole in cap) and used that to extrude. Seemed much cheaper to me. Has anyone else seen or done this?




we did this and it did not work well at all. I even tried a 'caulk' gun for clay and it did not work either.

MadMillie Posted 17 Mar 2011 , 5:15pm
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Here are directions on how to may your own clay extruder. I have seen quite a few people use them with no problems.


fruitsnack Posted 17 Mar 2011 , 5:34pm
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I just got the Makins green twist extruder and used it for the first time last night. I loooooooved it. It's the only one I've ever used, but it's wonderful and really easy to use.

Jewels17 Posted 17 Mar 2011 , 8:39pm
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Thank you for all the input. I would love to make the homemade one, but I don't think I need it to be that large. So I'm going with the Green Makins Clay Extruder. I found it for $27.49 at AC Moore. Plus I think I have a 40% or 50% off coupon.

Happy Baking,
Julie

CakesbyChalupa Posted 3 Apr 2011 , 3:21pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by MAMAWOF4

I saw on Cake Challenge where they used a caulking gun (from hardware store) with a piece of PVC pipe. Put gumpaste/fondant into it and attached a PVC cap (missed how they made hole in cap) and used that to extrude. Seemed much cheaper to me. Has anyone else seen or done this?




I think I saw that show too, and it got me thinking. You should be able to drill the hole in the cap. Gottaw go to Home Depot now!! icon_biggrin.gif

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