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post #16 of 44
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Thanks to all of you for your response!! I'm going to order it right now!!
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post #17 of 44
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Originally Posted by ddaigle

I've been using a "mat" for a long time....bought at the fabric store a lot cheaper. I also never used the "double" mat system. I love using a mat...it's the only way I will cover a cake with fondant, but mine was waaaaaaaay cheaper.



Yes, but it's not food safe vinyl.

Creating and marketing food safe products add cost to those products, but it's a worthwhile cost in the end.

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post #18 of 44
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I just got THE MAT, and have read on here to season good before use, exactly what is the seasoning part?? Do I use Crisco?? Can anyone explain to me??
Thanks in advance!
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post #19 of 44
Yes, just use a thin layer of crisco on the MAT and then wipe off excess.
post #20 of 44
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Originally Posted by divinecc

Yea I saw that but they say its because you have too much color in it or knead it wrong but in my case that doesn't make sense because if I roll the same batch out onto my counter or pampered chef mat it doesn't do it????



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ldnTKDjlMes

At about 5:30, she gives a suggestion to help with the marks. I also had them a lot and discovered it was from first putting too much shortening on when seasoning and then having too much air get trapped. So I suggest wiping your mat off more and trying this method in the video.

Good luck!
post #21 of 44
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Originally Posted by Jody130

I just got THE MAT, and have read on here to season good before use, exactly what is the seasoning part?? Do I use Crisco?? Can anyone explain to me??
Thanks in advance!



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ldnTKDjlMes

She shows it at about 1:14.

Good luck!
post #22 of 44
I got the mat this week and used it for the first time yesterday. I have to say I LOVE IT!! I can't say enough wonderful things about it! It worked just like the video. I was so nervous about the fondant sticking and not working. I used Satin Ice and MMF. Now, I don't mind when I have to use fondant! I should have bought this earlier!
post #23 of 44
I think our cake decorating "resourceful", so we end up on our cake, does not mean that touch food with a lot of tools - craft shops ethylene is one of them. I will continue to support, we take into account food safety technology into the product.
post #24 of 44
Should I get 1 or 2? The video I saw was using 2 mats.
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post #25 of 44
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Originally Posted by kger

Should I get 1 or 2? The video I saw was using 2 mats.



When you buy it, you get 2. It's a system designed to roll the fondant between the 2 sheets.

Personally, I only roll on top of one sheet--always have. I find that the sheet, always stuck to the end of my counter but covered when not being used to roll out fondant or modeling chocolate, lasts about a year. Not bad, in my opinion.

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post #26 of 44
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Originally Posted by sillywabbitz

I love the Mat but I used it with Duff fondant and it stuck. Not sure if I haven't used it enough to get it seasoned or if it's the brand of fondant. I'm going to do some experiments with other fondants and see how it goesicon_smile.gif



Most of the reviews over on Wilton of The Mat and Duff's fondant have not been good. Something about Duff's fondant just doesn't jive well with it. I have no personal experience with Duff's fondant.

I have only rolled out MMF on my Mat and it works great!

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post #27 of 44
do you have a link for 'the mat'?
I use a pink rubbery mat I got from amazon - it says NY cakes on it....and I LOVE it! I rub it with shortening everytime I use it and never have sticking...I use MMF, I've even make the fondant on the mat, wipe it down, rub with shortening again, then roll out my fondant on it.....I don't use powdered sugar at all.

Is 'the mat' something different from what I have?
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post #28 of 44
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Originally Posted by ddaigle

I've been using a "mat" for a long time....bought at the fabric store a lot cheaper. I also never used the "double" mat system. I love using a mat...it's the only way I will cover a cake with fondant, but mine was waaaaaaaay cheaper.



Yes, but it's not food safe vinyl.

Creating and marketing food safe products add cost to those products, but it's a worthwhile cost in the end.

I don't think this differs from using a "paint roller" designed for paint, to smooth your BC (Melvira's method), & other tools designed for other uses, but adapted to caking. The vinyl is designed to be used as a tablecloth cover, so the fact it's not food safe is up to the individual using it. I personally have used that type of vinyl with great success for a long time. Most people won't eat the fondant on a cake anyway as it's not the most palateable stuff...no matter what type you use. Just my 2 cents .....
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post #29 of 44
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Originally Posted by Debbye27

do you have a link for 'the mat'?
I use a pink rubbery mat I got from amazon - it says NY cakes on it....and I LOVE it! I rub it with shortening everytime I use it and never have sticking...I use MMF, I've even make the fondant on the mat, wipe it down, rub with shortening again, then roll out my fondant on it.....I don't use powdered sugar at all.

Is 'the mat' something different from what I have?



Yes, it is different. Here's the link.

http://www.youtube.com/user/SweetWiseInc
post #30 of 44
Oh - how do you store it?
I have this one -
http://www.amazon.com/Hot-Pink-Silicone-Mat-24/dp/B0059J8MY8

My only complaint is that I wish it came with something to store it in.
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