Using a Pasta Machine…

One of the quickest ways to roll out thin, even fondant for decorations (obviously not enough to cover an entire cake!) is to use a pasta machine. The attachments are even great for cutting lots of strips the same size – nice and even, nice and quick, no measuring required. If you don’t already have a pasta machine, you could buy a cheap one just for fondant. It doesn’t need to be costly. You can get them for about $20 from Kmart and I have seen them for $10 in Aldi…


pasta machine

A cheap machine I only use for fondant.

It’s as easy as working the fondant to make it more pliable, roll it into a ball and flatten it enough to fit through the rollers. It only needs to be rolled through once, unlike pasta fondant will become sticky if you work with it too much. I dust mine with cornflour first to stop it sticking.

rolled fondant

Perfect for going through the attachment or being cut with cutters.

The attachments for spaghetti and tagliatelle/fettuccine are great for making different decorations too.

Tagliatelle/Fettuccine Attachment


tagliatelle attachment

Great stripes, bows, hair…




Spaghetti Attachment

spaghetti attachment

Great for tassels, hair, thin drapes, grass, clothing details…



Realistic tassels, grass and hair cut evenly with the turn of a handle…

Another small blog, but hopefully useful. Happy decorating!


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