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post #16 of 40
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A couple of years ago I took the Wilton classes and they were just setting the stuff out for fondant at my store. Well someone in my class had just purchased the rolling pin and I hated it. Well I shopped around and I came up with the BEST rolling pin ever and all I paid was $2.00. I went to Home Depo and bought a 2 foot piece of PVC piping. came home washed it very well and took it with me to the next class. Everyone had gone out and bought the Wilton one and everyone hated it just like I did. In the end everyone is class was borowing my rolling pin because it was so smooth and it worked wonderful. Best investment I ever made, lol. thumbs_up.gif

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Great idea!!! What diameter pipe did you buy? 1 1/2"?



I have the 1 1/2" x 2' and it works great. I also have the marble one, but it's to short at times so I can roll out enough to cover a cake. And I have a wooden one but I still use my PVC one. I find it to be the best one I have used so far. JMHO.

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post #17 of 40
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the bomb diggity of rolling pins:

http://www.instawares.com/jr3638-aluminum-rolling-pin-18.jr3638.0.7.htm



I just got this rolling pin and used it for the first time. It was WONDERFUL!!!. With my old Wilton rolling pin, it took me about 10 minutes and LOT of effort to roll out a 20" circle of fondant. With my new rolling pin, it was more like 2 minutes and almost effortless (the weight of the pin does most of the work!) It was a bit pricey with shipping and all, but worth every penny!
post #18 of 40
I have also heard pvc pipes work well, and plan on purchasing one. I also want the one pictured below because i think it would eliminate a lot of strain on my wrists/hands.... kind of an ergonomic design?
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post #19 of 40
I have a wood rolling pin that was a bridal shower gift in 1963......has the handles on it. I like the handles for pressure and leverage. It's about 2 1/2 " round maybe 14" long....
This is old but it works good for me.

There are so many great pins, you just have to fine the one that works for you. I did the PVC and wooden dowels for my kids classes.
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post #20 of 40
I tried the PVC thing, and couldn't help but notice that it was a lint magnet.

I am currently taking the fondant/gumpaste class that Wilton offers (I want the certificate). I forgot my rolling pin, so the instructor let me use her spare - a silicone-covered pin. I loved it, because the fondant didn't stick to it at all.

But now that Sharon has shown us that 18 inch aluminum one, I will probably go with that. Aluminum is a great conductor of heat, so if there's any friction (from rolling) warming up the fondant, the aluminum will help cool it down so it's easier to handle.

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post #21 of 40
I have a wooden one that I use, too...........but I am liking the idea of the PVC pipe!!!!! Hmmmm.........trip to Lowe's coming up!!!!!!

Oh, and I have found that since I do cakes out of my home, and I don't have a marble counter top to roll fondant on (well, not yet!) you can buy vinyl cut to any size you need at Walmart in the fabric section! IT IS AWESOME!!!!!! It stays put, the fondant rolls out really well, nothing 'wiggles' around....I just love it!!!
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post #22 of 40
FYI - I googled the aluminum rolling pin.......if you have a Sam's Club nearby, they have the 18" aluminum pin for $16.88!!!!!
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post #23 of 40
Oh, I do have a Sam's near me, and my son's girlfriend has a membership there. Thanks for the info!

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post #24 of 40
I would not recommend using PVC piping. The type of plastic used for PVC leeches chemicals.

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#3: Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) production requires highly polluting and carcinogenic chemicals that can contaminate the surrounding environment. PVC is often made with softeners such as phthalates, which can leach out of or evaporate from the finished products and have been shown to cause developmental and reproductive damage. And PVC incineration leads to the emission of dioxins, which are known to cause cancer, as well as reproductive, developmental, and immune problems. Landfilling PVC can cause the plastics toxic additives to leach into groundwater.



I use an aluminum rolling pin, which I got at Sam's, I think. It was a while back so I'm not sure now. It was relatively inexpensive.
post #25 of 40
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FYI - I googled the aluminum rolling pin.......if you have a Sam's Club nearby, they have the 18" aluminum pin for $16.88!!!!!



I checked on this as we are planning to go to Sam's this weekend possibly, but it says it is only available for shipping. So I guess I'll have to order it!
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post #26 of 40
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FYI - I googled the aluminum rolling pin.......if you have a Sam's Club nearby, they have the 18" aluminum pin for $16.88!!!!!



icon_eek.gif that's awesome! I have always wanted one of those, I will have to check it out. Right now I use the wilton silicon one, and it does work really well. I tried pvc, and there was lint galore. I also have the big white wilton one, and didn't like it either. All the people on tv have the aluminum one, so of course, I must have it! icon_smile.gif
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post #27 of 40
I am with Sharon (Sugarshack) I have the 18 inch long aluminum one from Instawares and it is the bomb. It is lightweight.
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post #28 of 40
I'll be checking Sam's tonight. A lot of times they'll have things even if the website says they don't. As for PVC, it sure looks like to me that is what the decorators use in the cake challenges. I did see one w/ a black pipe, but most look like white PVC. They also use it as their support a lot of times. I wouldn't think they could get away with using something not food safe.
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post #29 of 40
Thanks for the Sam's club heads up I will be going there this afternoon.
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