I was blessed to receive a Silhouette Cameo for my birthday back in March. I am embarrassed to say I haven't used it the first time for a cake. I have everything I need from Linda McClure, but I have been too intimidated to use it. I'm doing a cake this week that requires a fondant/gumpaste cut-out, so I have been determined to overcome my fear. I've got my gumpaste all made up, and now I need to condition it and put it on a cutting mat to cure before cutting.
However, I don't have a pasta roller. My only experience with them has been for making homemade pasta, and I've had to throw away two manual pasta rollers (user error, no doubt). So now I'm reluctant to invest in a third pasta roller, even though it seems necessary to have one in order to use the Silhouette Cameo effectively. Any recommendations? If I buy a pasta roller for my fondant and gumpaste, am I correct that I can't also use it for pasta? I'd love to have the KitchenAid attachment for my mixer, but I don't want to spend so much money on a tool I can only use for one or the other (pasta or fondant). Also, cakes are just a hobby for now, so the idea of recouping the money by selling cakes won't work for my present circumstances.
Can you guys PLEASE share your experience?? I really need to put my Cameo to use!! Thanks guys!!