Extruders: How To Use Them?

Decorating By peppercorns Updated 31 Jan 2013 , 3:46pm by peppercorns

peppercorns Posted 31 Jan 2013 , 7:53am
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Please help, I tried to use my clay extruders on fondants, but no matter how hard I work, no go.

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soozicake Posted 31 Jan 2013 , 8:24am
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What brand/type of extruder do you have? 

 

I tried a push/plunger style and just about popped a vein. Trying to get the fondant out of that thing would have made a great funny home video! I saw a sqeeze handle style on You Tube and thought that also might not be so easy on the hands.  I use the Makin's clay extruder (screw down handle) which is easy to use, very happy with it (designed for clay work...not rated food safe??). 

Oboeplayer Posted 31 Jan 2013 , 9:13am
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AFondant needs to be made super soft by kneading plenty of vegetable fat into it before placing in the gun. :)

leah_s Posted 31 Jan 2013 , 1:49pm
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A^what oboe said. Get that fondant a lot softer and you'll have no trouble at all.

peppercorns Posted 31 Jan 2013 , 3:46pm
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Thank you for kind replies,I have a push extruders similar to yours,ok so really soft fondant, I will try that, otherwise back to piping I go.

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