Sheeters

Decorating By zespri Updated 6 Oct 2013 , 8:31pm by maybenot

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zespri Posted 1 Oct 2013 , 7:37pm
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My friend is trying to make a sheeter, but he's never seen one in real life, only on the net.  Can anyone who has one tell me, if you turn the handle do both rollers turn with no fondant between them? Or does the top one only turn when there is fondant there?

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pmarks0 Posted 1 Oct 2013 , 7:40pm
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Think giant pasta roller.

Both rollers have to move to pass the fondant through.

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BatterUpCake Posted 1 Oct 2013 , 7:52pm
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But I think the question is will the second roller roll with the pressure of the material and the second rollercausing the movement. I believe if it moves freely without binding that it would. But it would be simple enough to put a gear/cog on the side to make them roll simultaneously independent of the pressure of the fondant.

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jenmat Posted 1 Oct 2013 , 8:16pm
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I'm pretty sure mine both roll when the machine turns on, both motorized. Mine is the big sommerset. 

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zespri Posted 6 Oct 2013 , 7:40pm
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Thanks for your help guys!  Wish we could see one up close, but don't know anyone with one.

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maybenot Posted 6 Oct 2013 , 8:31pm
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There's a video with this slab roller [some use them as "sheeters" for fondant] that might help:

 

http://www.baileypottery.com/slabrollers/drd2.htm#Mini

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