Clay Extruder Help

Decorating By sweetlinxo Updated 15 Dec 2014 , 9:44pm by cupadeecakes

sweetlinxo Posted 15 Dec 2014 , 1:36am
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AWhen ever I use my mankin green extruder I always have a difficult time getting the gum paste to pass through the extruder, I would coat the gum paste with some crisco and put it in the extruder and when I twist the top it would sometimes be really hard to twist, to the point where my hands begin to hurt:( could someone please tell me what I could possibly be doing wrong? Any help would be appreciated thank you!

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rychevamp Posted 15 Dec 2014 , 2:17am
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AI've only used fondant in clay extruders, so I'm not sure about gumpaste. But, I knead ALOT of shortening into the fondant to make it soft and stretchy like gum. Then it pushes through fine, even though it still makes your hand hurt.

Cakes By Alie Posted 15 Dec 2014 , 2:32am
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AI purchased one from michaels and I really like it.

sweetlinxo Posted 15 Dec 2014 , 8:46am
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Original message sent by rychevamp

I've only used fondant in clay extruders, so I'm not sure about gumpaste. But, I knead ALOT of shortening into the fondant to make it soft and stretchy like gum. Then it pushes through fine, even though it still makes your hand hurt.

I will certainly give that a try thank you!:)

sweetlinxo Posted 15 Dec 2014 , 8:47am
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Original message sent by Cakes By Alie

I purchased one from michaels and I really like it.

Which one do you have?:)

Lfredden Posted 15 Dec 2014 , 10:59am
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AMake sure the extruded is really clean. Any residue will also affect performance.

Cakes By Alie Posted 15 Dec 2014 , 2:38pm
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AIt has a ivory colored box with a clear lid.

cupadeecakes Posted 15 Dec 2014 , 9:43pm
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Since I got my PCE extruder my life has been SO much easier.  They are a bit pricey, but you will love them!  I don't know how many if those green plastic extruders I broke before getting this one.

 

http://www.polymerclayexpress.com/products/artway-tools/Extruders/food-safe-extruders

 

Full Disclosure: I am NOT affiliated with this company in any way, but they do make an awesome product.

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