Hi, I'm new at using fondant and I've also been out of the cake decorating scene for a while, it's amazing what's gone on with fondant in the past 5+ years. I found an 18" Aluminum Rolling Pin at Food Service Warehouse (I believe it's restaurant quality) for $22.49 and from what I've read this type is one of the best to use with fondant, is that true? Is this a good price? Are the marble rolling pins good for fondant also? My daughter is having a baby, I've decided to make the cake (jungle theme), but I'm on a small budget. I want to make sure I only get what I need, but at a good price. Can you guys help me out? Thank YOU!!!!
In my opinion there is not right or wrong one. It is just what works best for you. I have several different kinds and I always seem to fall back on the old wooden one that was my grandmothers. Some decorators even use a piece of PVC piping.
I purchased a couple different types of rolling pins but my favorite is my marble rolling pin. The weight of the marble makes it easier to roll out my fondant. My husband broke my first marble rolling pin so my mother gave me hers boy was he lucky.lol
I have a marble one that I love and use for pie crusts. But my favorite for fondant is the 3" diameter aluminum one I saw Sharon Zambito use in her DVDs. I promptly ordered one and haven't regretted it. That, combined with The Mat, has made fondant a breeze.
I also love using my aluminium rolling pin for tasks like fondant and pastry. I was also very budget conscious and bought one online for about $35.00 - hospitalitywholesale was the website I used and have since used them again for odds and ends.
I use a marble rolling pin as well. I find it especially useful when using "The Mat". It has just the right amount of weight and really can get the fondant as thin as I like.
I have a big piece of 3" pvc pipe for covering cakes. It was cheap and I love it. It is perfect. For flowers I use the smaller Wilton acrylic roller
AThe marble ones are great because of their weight. It really helps yours arms and back not having to apply so much pressure to get the fondant thin, unless your looking to get a workout while your caking, lol. :grin: I have heard great things about that large aluminum one too. I have a long, skinny silicone wrapped one with no handles. I love it and use it for everything but you have to work to get your fondant thin. So for covering cakes I suggest something heavier.
A3'' PVC pipe for me is the best. And cheap. I push out the fondant rather than roll. It comes in different lengths. Watch the static though it will pick up fluff so I keep them in a calico bag.
I have a Cake Trick rolling pin and I LOVE IT! This thing is like 9 pounds and with that weight theres no effort rolling. Also has a lifetime warranty. I'm really hard on rolling pins, like really hard...lol. I tend to bend the handles, but not with this one. It's a bit pricey, but so worth the money. http://www.caketrick.com/