Do you need a special rolling pin for fondant?

Asked By: Aiyu Goodacre | Last Updated: 17th March, 2020
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Many people recommend a silicone rolling pin for rolling fondant to prevent the fondant from sticking to the pin, but I use a wooden rolling pin and it works just fine, I usually don't even need to dust the rolling pin. Roll the fondant ¼ inch thick for covering cakes as it will be easiest to handle.

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Likewise, people ask, do you need a fondant roller?

The smaller roller is really only good for rolling out small pieces of fondant or gum paste for decorations & flowers. In order to roll out a piece of fondant to cover even a 6x4 cake, you need the larger roller because you are rolling a piece of fondant that is 14 inches across.

Secondly, how Big Should I roll out my fondant? Roll the fondant until it is the size you need. For a round 9-inch cake that's 3 inches high, you'll need your circle to be at least 15 inches around (two 3-inch sides plus 9 inches across), but you should aim for an inch or two of flexibility on each side.

Likewise, how do you keep fondant from sticking to the counter?

To prevent your fondant from sticking to your counter, lightly dust your work surface and fondant roller with confectioners' sugar or cornstarch. You can also use solid vegetable shortening to prevent sticking if you live in a very dry climate or if your fondant is already a little dry.

How do you roll fondant evenly?

Before you roll fondant, sprinkle a flat surface with icing sugar to prevent it from sticking. Then, knead the fondant for between 5-8 minutes, or until it's smooth. Next, roll the fondant into a thick, even disk with a rolling pin, taking care to apply steady pressure so the fondant rolls evenly.

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Can I use flour to roll out fondant?

Use a rolling pin and roll the fondant to a thickness of about 1/4-inch thick. Use cornstarch to "flour" the work surface and the rolling pin. Roll the fondant around the rolling pin to transfer it to the top of the cake.

What are rolling pin rings?

Rings slide on to your pin to keep it evenly spaced above the rolling surface. Great for pie crust, puff pastry, biscuits and cookie dough. Fits rolling pins up to 4" in diameter.

Can you roll fondant with a wooden roller?

Many people recommend a silicone rolling pin for rolling fondant to prevent the fondant from sticking to the pin, but I use a wooden rolling pin and it works just fine, I usually don't even need to dust the rolling pin. Roll the fondant ¼ inch thick for covering cakes as it will be easiest to handle.

Can you over knead fondant?

Over-Kneaded Fondant. Can you over knead it? If so - then THAT in itself is the reason you would be getting 'elephant skin' - it when the surface of your fondant is starting to crust over/dry out. If it is too soft add some extra icing sugar.

Can you use powdered sugar to roll out fondant?

When rolling out fondant do so on a silicone mat. Lightly grease the mat and roll the fondant to 1/8” 3 cm. it is not recommended to use cornstarch/cornflower or powdered sugar/icing sugar. This makes the fondant too dry causing rips and tears or an elephant skin appearance.

How far in advance can you make fondant letters?

You could do them even a week or better in advance, as long as you keep them covered (lay flat on suran wrap) and they should be fine. the may harden up some but still edible. You could do them even a week or better in advance, as long as you keep them covered (lay flat on suran wrap) and they should be fine.

Why is my fondant not sticking to my cake?

try misting your cake with a bit of water, or you can use some preserves watered down and paint it on the cake, sounds like your frosting is to crusted.. Sounds like you're waiting too long to put your fondant on. Make sure your fondant is thick enough also, if it's tearing it's too thin.

Can you use a fondant roller for cookies?

Roll your fondant to just the right thickness with this 20-inch non-stick fondant roller. It smooths the fondant as you roll, making it the perfect fondant tool for covering your cake. Can also be used like a regular rolling pin with cookie or pie crust dough.

What is a fondant roller?

However, the most basic kind of fondant roller is a food-safe plastic tool; it's seamless and smooth and has a non-stick surface. This allows you to easily roll out your fondant into a very smooth, thin layer. You can use a fondant roller to roll modelling chocolate as well.

Can I roll out fondant ahead of time?

You can decorate with fondant well in advance of an event – 2-3 days is best; try not to push it much farther than that. For cakes, you'll want to roll your fondant out and then lay it over your cake in one piece. Once it's down, use a knife to trim the excess – do this quickly, as the extra weight can lead to cracks.

How do you smooth out fondant without a smoother?

Use leftover fondant dough shaped into a ball, dip your hands in cornstarch or use a piece of thick foam to smooth out the fondant on the cake. Roll out prepared fondant 1/4-inch thick. Use cornstarch to dust the work surface while rolling the dough to prevent fondant from sticking.

How do you stick fondant to Rice Krispies?

Roll the fondant into a circle 1/8 inch thick, with the rolling pin. Gently lift the rolled fondant from the work surface and drape the fondant over the center of the iced rice crispy treat. Press the fondant against the rice crispy treat to smooth it and shape the fondant to the same shape as the rice crispy treat.

Can I use vegetable oil instead of shortening for fondant?

Substitutes for Shortening in Frosting
The two most widely published fondant recipes recommend using hydrogenated vegetable oil. It is relatively inexpensive and widely available. One drawback of using hydrogenated vegetable oil in fondant is its high melting point.

How do you stick ready to roll icing together?

Prepare the surface of the cake and use jam or buttercream as an adhesive so that your icing will sit evenly on it. Lightly dust your work surface and rolling pin with icing sugar so that the ready to roll icing doesn't stick. Don't dust icing sugar onto the top of the icing!

How long does fondant take to harden?

Homemade fondant takes several days to fully harden but can be solid enough to build on within 24 hours. If you need quicker results, consider using store-bought fondant. Store-bought fondant is typically dry within 5-24 hours, depending on thickness.

What surface is best for rolling out fondant?

For rolling out fondant, I like to use the cheap vinyl you can get on a roll at Wal-Mart. Put a little bit of water or a damp paper towel under it and roll to your hearts content. You really don't need to use much, it any, cornstarch at all.