Fondant Sheeter

Lounge By SweetTzippy Updated 23 Mar 2012 , 4:24pm by sillywabbitz

SweetTzippy Posted 14 Mar 2012 , 7:40pm
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I dream of owning a professional fondant sheeter to ease the work of rolling fondant. But being a home based decorator I wonder if it is worth the investment. Would love to hear from those of you who purchased it if you would recommend it.
Thank you in advance for your comments and suggestions icon_smile.gif

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auntginn Posted 15 Mar 2012 , 4:28am
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Do you mean the mat? If so, then yes I highly recommend it. Regardless of where you use it, it makes rolling out fondant so much easier.

elisaber Posted 15 Mar 2012 , 3:17pm
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I think she means a roller. I really REALLY want one too - imagine not having to hand roll those big sheets of fondant anymore. But yeh...too expensive... icon_cry.gif

KoryAK Posted 15 Mar 2012 , 4:54pm
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I don't have one but it's on my wish list - sort of. Even at 110+ wedding cakes and 400+ party cakes a year I still can't justify the cost and counter space for something I can do myself in a manner of seconds.

auntginn Posted 15 Mar 2012 , 6:01pm
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Oh.. icon_surprised.gif forgive my ignorance. I have never heard of this, where will I find it?

GGFan Posted 15 Mar 2012 , 6:09pm
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Auntginn, I know one company called Sommerset but it cost like a couple thousand or even more. Very expensive icon_sad.gif

auntginn Posted 15 Mar 2012 , 8:28pm
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Ouch... Now I understand what the OP meant. Then my next question would have been, "How often do you anticipate using it?"

I can see a larger bakery production needing the machine, but if you only have a few cakes a week, I would doubt it.

cakelady2266 Posted 16 Mar 2012 , 2:04am
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Rolling out fondant gives my shoulders out. I can't justify a sheeter for myself because I rarely cover cakes in fondant. But I would give my eye teeth for a wider pasta roller.

auntginn Posted 16 Mar 2012 , 2:29am
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As would I..

bostonterrierlady Posted 16 Mar 2012 , 4:20am
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I often wonder why they do not make on for home bakers that would be more affordable.

shuswapcakes Posted 17 Mar 2012 , 4:08pm
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I wonder too why they don't make one that's a little more affordable for home bakers. I cover a lot of cakes with fondant and I have broken my wrist a few times so now I'm starting to get arthritis in it icon_sad.gif it's starting to get really hard to roll out fondant, especially for big cakes. I woule LOVE LOVE LOVE a fondant sheeter!! But, like many other bakers, it's just too expensive and not in our budget any time soon...

sillywabbitz Posted 18 Mar 2012 , 1:55am
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This is one of my dreams but I don't do enough fondant to justify it however. A while back here on CC someone posted a link to this company
http://www.baileypottery.com/slabrollers/drd2.htm

It's called a slab roller. The person who posted that they used it, placed the fondant between parchment before running through the rollers.

These are much much cheaper than a sheeter.

SweetTzippy Posted 18 Mar 2012 , 4:53am
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This is the 'domestic' model, it costs $2,500 plus shipping, it rolls fondant up to 20" wide. I has settings for different thickness like a pasta machine does.
LL

SweetTzippy Posted 18 Mar 2012 , 4:57am
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I would love to hear from anyone who has bought one if they would say it was a worthy investment. Rolling fondant not only kills my arms, hands, wrists, but it also takes up a lot of time that could be used decorating instead.
I too wonder why they don't make a more affordable machine for us the home bakers.
Anhone? icon_rolleyes.gif

ptanyer Posted 19 Mar 2012 , 9:22pm
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How thin will a sheeter roll out the fondant?

Spooky_789 Posted 22 Mar 2012 , 4:53am
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Does anyone know if a pizza dough sheeter would also roll out fondant? My BIL owns a pizza shop, has a pizza dough sheeter, and I'm really curious as to whether it would work for fondant too. I'm not sure he'd be willing to let me experiment, especially if it's a very expensive piece of equipment!

ReneeFLL Posted 22 Mar 2012 , 8:42pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Spooky_789

Does anyone know if a pizza dough sheeter would also roll out fondant? My BIL owns a pizza shop, has a pizza dough sheeter, and I'm really curious as to whether it would work for fondant too. I'm not sure he'd be willing to let me experiment, especially if it's a very expensive piece of equipment!




Hand him a ball of fondant and ask if he would run it thru the pizza sheeter. Something tells me they are the same thing just used for different mediums.

ReneeFLL Posted 22 Mar 2012 , 8:58pm
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Here is a link some of you might be interested in reading.

http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-587060.html

SweetTzippy Posted 23 Mar 2012 , 6:05am
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@Renee, thank you very much for the info, it does look interesting, however that Slab Roller looks like it requires a lot of space and perhaps maintenance too. It certainly is a cheaper option though.

@Spooky, I used the pizza dough roller once. First it took hours to get it clean enough then it did work, but the result was not good icon_sad.gif

I still have my sight on that Somerset Fondant Roller...

sillywabbitz Posted 23 Mar 2012 , 4:24pm
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I noticed on some of the cake shows that they put their fondant through on a mat. I'm wondering if using something like The Mat which puts mats on both sides of the fondant would work? At least you would be protected from the pizza icky. The slab rollers are a good size but they make a junior. The sheeters I've seen on TV are hugeicon_smile.gif

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