A rolling pin is a standard tool in the baker’s kitchen. They’re usually smooth cylinders of wood with only slight variations in shape. They’re used to flatten dough quickly and easily, and they’re definitely known for their functionality before their style. Valek Rolling Pins makes some fantastic laser-engraved rolling pins in a variety of designs that are sure to add some flair to your baking. Each beech rolling pin is hand-cut with a creative design that makes it a work of art as much as a kitchen tool The patterns range from detailed Robot Rolling Pins to Cat Rolling Pins and rolling pins that offer holiday greetings. For a bit extra, you could even have your own completely custom rolling pin made with a design of your choosing.
The trick to using these is that you need to use a dough that does not rise at all in order to get the best results. Shortbread cookie dough, some butter cookie doughs and cracker doughs are the best choices. A dough that rises or spreads will lose the definition of the embossed shapes, and in something like a bread dough, it is unlikely that you will be able to see any of the design in the finished product. In a way, however, this makes the pins a little more versatile, since it means you can have a little fun using them for some of your regular baking projects in place of a standard rolling pin, even when you don’t need to see the design in the end.