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post #31 of 43

an idea for you, op, little blue hands, petites mains bleues, when you can--try and get some of the 'massa' type fondants from albert uster

 

http://www.auiswisscatalogue.com/505023.html

 

there's several different kinds--but just treat yourself to some superior quality fondant if you can when you can--

 

and they are pretty cool to send samples of each kind they make-- i didn't even ask and they offered to send samples so...ask--

 

and this stuff is pricier but you actually can use much less than the inexpensive brands--rolls like buttah--

 

not saying switch brands forever although you'll want to--just saying try it when you can--

 

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post #32 of 43

Yeah I use a softer fondant and the long heavy pin that Wilton sells.  I would never use a French pin for fondant. 

post #33 of 43
I use a French pin and its fine. It's more about the stiffness of the fondant I think.
post #34 of 43
I use findarific. I sometimes.get bruises on my forearms from rolling fondant.

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post #35 of 43
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Originally Posted by DeliciousDesserts View Post

I use findarific. I sometimes.get bruises on my forearms from rolling fondant.

This is the part that confuses me...how do your forearms even come into the process of rolling things out? I use a heavy wood pin that's just a big old block of wood, but the pin never leaves my hands. I assume that you're using your forearms to continute the roll of the pin? That doesn't need to happen, which is why when people say their forearms are banged up I don't get it.
post #36 of 43

I don't understand the forearms thing either.

post #37 of 43

With regard to the fore arm thing, I have found that sometimes if I am rolling out fondant for a fairly large cake theres a point at which I can no longer reach, but need to continue rolling across, so i have used my forearms to carry the pin to the other side. Thats the only thing I can think of, but this has never gave me bruises

post #38 of 43
Do you mean actual purple bruises?...or is it just the muscle pain...? I don't know how could this happen, other than a very stiff fondant. It happened to me once I wanted to cover a cake base, a friend told me "well put some cmc in the mix so it dries faster" I think I overdid the CMC and ended up with the toughest ball of fondant ever, that my arms were sore for a day or 2 after, but I never got actual bruises.

I hope you find the reason, but yes, like all others advised, I'd get a little stool to stand on and use most of my upper body strength more than just arms and shoulders strength.

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post #39 of 43
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Originally Posted by morganchampagne View Post
 

With regard to the fore arm thing, I have found that sometimes if I am rolling out fondant for a fairly large cake theres a point at which I can no longer reach, but need to continue rolling across, so i have used my forearms to carry the pin to the other side. Thats the only thing I can think of, but this has never gave me bruises

But the pin should stay in your hands...if you can't reach then your hands are going to be farther over than your forearms, wouldn't they? I just can't visualize this. There's some weird rolling techniques going on out there in fondant land.

post #40 of 43
My old-school baker boss rolls dough in pans, and sometimes uses his forearm to finish a roll. I think it has to do with relieving your hands, and using weight and pressure from your arms instead. I don't know for sure. I will, on occasion, roll up my arm, but haven't done it with fondant.
post #41 of 43
I actually have found the same problem! Bruises on my wrists and I'm 5'11! I've discovered it's how hard my fondant is and now I knead it more before hand! I use the same wilton rolling pin too - I do think that's apart of my problem as well.
post #42 of 43
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Uggg...I'd rather stick a dowel rod in my eye than roll out fondant.  I bought one of those million dollar rolling pins that could kill someone..it helped but I said hell with it and I bought a sheeter!

 

That's AWESOME!!!

 

Anyway…I don't get bruises, but get sore palms from rolling it out, but only when doing a large cake - like a wedding cake. I figured out after buying the dumb thing, that it's my rolling pin. I have a very large french rolling pin. I will be getting a weighted ball bearing pin to help. 

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post #43 of 43

I use the large wilton pin too and never have issues with pain.  Hmmm..

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