Have anyone of you tried using a wooden rolling pin to roll out your fondant? I've never worked with fondant before and am wondering if I should go out and purchase one of those plastic, non-stick types. I already have a wooden pin in my kitchen, can I just use that?
I have a small rolling pin that I use for small pieces of fondant but I use a wooden one for big pieces.
ive used both i find the wooden one can leave imprints if it has any imperfections in it though
yeh as long as you have a nice smooth one it's perfectly fine, i have been using a wooden one on my fondants for a while now
Make sure it's smooth all the way around and that it is wide enough for the size of fondant you are using.
I don't like my old wooden rolling pin on fondant. It makes woodgrain impressions (unless you're going for that look -- ha ha).
I have a big ol' collection of rolling pins, and I use my wooden rolling pin on fondant a lot. Which pin I use is usually determined by the size I'll be rolling out.
My wooden pin's barrel is about 12" long, it's not too big in diameter, is older than dirt, but my very favorite pin. It was my very first purchase as a young bride about 40 years ago, and cost $.98 in a cheap dollar store. It is just like the model in the famous Julia Child episode where Julia bangs the small cheap pin around, calling it a toy.
It was all I could afford, and over the years I've turned out countless perfect biscuits, pies and cookies with the thing, and now fondant. Take THAT, Julia!!
Thank you very much, everyone, for your replies. I believe my old wooden one will be the perfect length and I don't see any imperfections, so I think I'll do just fine with "good ol' betsy."