Tool Review : Rolling Pins

My tool/tools may seem boring, but as I thought about what I used every time I did a cake, rolling fondant, doing gumpaste work/decorations/flowers etc., I realized, to me they are very essential.
1. My small trusty Wilton rolling pin…I can honestly say I’m pretty sure I’ve used this on almost every single project I’ve done.
2. My Wilton heavy duty hard plastic rolling pin….used for every large pieces of fondant I’ve had to roll. ( A gift from my niece for my very 1st wedding cake, which was hers )
3. My super heavy duty Mario Batali silicone covered rolling pin…this baby is so heavy, it rolls out fondant or gumpaste very easily and so thin. It was an expensive purchase at the time, but worth every penny. I use also to roll out pie pastry and cookie dough as well.
Quality rolling pins make less work for your arms, shoulders and back. We all need that. So to me, a good investment in your decorating arsenal, and a benefit in saving your overall health.

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Heavenly Treats by Lulu ...

I so agree with you – and I use a very small 3 or 4" rolling pin too – this was one of my main tools for the daisies I just made :-D

June ("Clarky's Cakes") ...

Yes Lulu…I’ve thought about purchasing a itty bitty rolling pin..obviously, very useful…

CakeHeaven by Marlene ...

Definitely cake decorators cannot do without them!!!!

June ("Clarky's Cakes") ...

👍 👍 Marlene….

Happyhills Cakes ...

I have a tiny one and one like your medium one, but today in reminded how sore the heels of my thumbs getting from rolling out so much – I think I need a super heavy one like your big one!

Toni (White Crafty Cakes) ...

I have both of the Wilton rolling pins which I love, but your heavy duty rolling pin looks awesome! I might have to invest in one of those!

June ("Clarky's Cakes") ...

It’s totally worth it Emily…so much less work…

Happyhills Cakes ...

I’m going to do it! Is this a good make? My hands hurt 😕 Thankyou for highlighting them 👍

Fancy Favours & Edible Art (Sawsen) ...

I have versions of all 3… i don’t find the heavy ones easier though somehow, maybe that’s just me!

Lizzie’s Cakes ...

To start out with I just used an old wooden pin which had been in the kitchen for years. I realised pretty quickly it was close to useless and invested in a heavy duty, might break your toes if it fell on them, silicone covered pin. I found smaller silicone pins in Home Bargains for a fraction of the price I’d seen them selling for online and of equal quality. There’s absolutely no way a cake decorator could live without them. xx

June ("Clarky's Cakes") ...

Well Sawsen, I’d say perhaps a better word to describe it is hefty…it’s heavy, but not so as I cannot pick it up. I have arthritis in my hands, so I would find a weight heavy rolling pin too difficult to lift. It has great ball bearings which really helps move it easily. I’ve picked up those marble rolling pins…..now that’s heavy!! Not for me.
Emily: I’d never buy one online. You have to pick it up, see how it feels. Judge the weight. There so individual. I bought mine at a great decorating supply store with a good guarantee that if I didn’t like it after a month of use, I could return it.
Kizzy Kakes: Truer words were never spoken. You have to shop around…watch for a sale. Bought mine on sale, but it was still pricey. Buts it’s paid for itself many times over.

BISCÜIT Mexico ...

totally agree! I can’t live without my small rolling pin!

Cake Decor in Cairns ...

I am just having a chuckle reading the comments and remembering when i used to use a glass jar to roll things out! It took me a long time to buy my first rolling pin… and now I own 10!! :)

Little Apple Cakes ...

Thank you June!

SweetLin ...

Awesome tools love it all