How Do You Roll Out Fondant?

Decorating By Bridgette1129 Updated 2 Dec 2011 , 7:45pm by aprilismaius

Bridgette1129 Posted 2 Dec 2011 , 6:33pm
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I just covered my first cake with fondant yesterday (zebra cake in pics) and all I have is a standard wood rolling pin. I found out very quickly that there is a reason fondant rolling pins exist.

What fondant rolling pin do you use? Or how do you roll your fondant out for covering cakes and cutting out decorations?

TIA

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Atomikjen Posted 2 Dec 2011 , 6:39pm
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I actually use a long piece of 1" PVC pipe.

I have a long plastic fondant rolling pin I think it's 22" but it's warped and makes my fondant really wonky with thick and thin areas.

Bridgette1129 Posted 2 Dec 2011 , 7:23pm
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Originally Posted by Atomikjen

I actually use a long piece of 1" PVC pipe.

I have a long plastic fondant rolling pin I think it's 22" but it's warped and makes my fondant really wonky with thick and thin areas.




Is PVC foodsafe?...

metria Posted 2 Dec 2011 , 7:27pm
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Originally Posted by Bridgette1129

Quote:
Originally Posted by Atomikjen

I actually use a long piece of 1" PVC pipe.

I have a long plastic fondant rolling pin I think it's 22" but it's warped and makes my fondant really wonky with thick and thin areas.



Is PVC foodsafe?...




Get the ones designed for transporting drinking water.

metria Posted 2 Dec 2011 , 7:29pm
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what is the issue you are having with your current wooden pin?

Bridgette1129 Posted 2 Dec 2011 , 7:34pm
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Originally Posted by metria

what is the issue you are having with your current wooden pin?




It's not long enough so the sides of it indent into the fondant.

designdiva22 Posted 2 Dec 2011 , 7:38pm
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I use the big Wilton fondant rolling pin and it works fine.

designdiva22 Posted 2 Dec 2011 , 7:40pm
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If you have a vinyl mat you can actually roll fondant and invert the mat over the cake and peel the mat off. I find this easy to work with.

Some people roll the fondant over the rolling pin and unroll it over the cake.

aprilismaius Posted 2 Dec 2011 , 7:45pm
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I use an 18" wooden rolling pin.

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