I need to get an extruder for a cake next weekend. I was going to get the green Makin's Professional one that I have seen most people use from my local craft store, but I realized that they only sell it online and I wouldn't get it in time. Has anyone tried this Walnut Hollow extruder?
Also, the handle kind of confuses me...do you spin it or push it?
no, but the first review on amazon says it's great for fondant.
That first review answers all of my questions. My apologies for not checking there first, haha!
It is cheaper than the Makin one and sounds much better!
Take it with a grain of salt, as some one mentioned on another thread, it's pretty easy to make a bunch of fake names and give fake reviews to sell stuff. However having said that, it seems that doing the winding handle thing might be kinda cool.
Yes, definitely. I do think that a crank handle would be much easier than one you have to turn a lot!
I love your signature quote by the way!
Luckily the food police can't make me eat all their chemical concoctions of processed plasma..... yet.
AHi there :) you can read about different reviews from CC members regarding different clay extruders. They also mention the same extruder that you're thinking of buying. HTH
AMine lasts about 2-3 months, maybe I push it too much..:(
I have that one and am happy with it. I haven't used it too much recently but it is easy to use and I like the crank handle a lot.
I had this extruder didn't mind the crank handle, liked that it had a nice selection of disc' to go with it, used it a lot unfortunately it didn't last, some of the threading broke off after about 6 months. I also had to knead in some extra shortening to the fondant to make it a little more pliable for ease in extruding.
I have that extruder as well. I took off he little black rubber "washer" at the top because it was getting clogged, but I love how it works. The black casing on the outside that helps with the grip is also coming off, but I don't need it, gloves will keep a grip.
The fondant needs to be extremely soft or it is very difficult to extrude.
I had the Walnut Hollow extruder and it broke after about 6 months of regular use. I now have the green Makin one, have had it for about a year and it's still going strong.
Wow, I was just able to come back to this thread and I hadn't realized how many people had responded. Thanks everyone! I ended up buying the Walnut Hollow one and made a tiara last night and it turned out wonderful. The extruder worked great and I do like the crank handle. I am not planning on using the extruder too, too much, so hopefully it will last!