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post #16 of 42
Duff's fondant does NOT work with this, sticks no matter what you do. Satin Ice worked really good for me but I am finding that the mat is leaving marks on my fondant now so I am not as happy with it. After I roll it up, and go to use it again, its got a lot of wrinkles in it and I have to use a blow dryer on it to get it flat again.
post #17 of 42
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Originally Posted by princessmermaid

Duff's fondant does NOT work with this, sticks no matter what you do. worked really good for me but I am finding that the mat is leaving marks on my fondant now so I am not as happy with it. After I roll it up, and go to use it again, its got a lot of wrinkles in it and I have to use a blow dryer on it to get it flat again.



satin ice has to be kneaded with a lot of shortening to not get that elephant ear look icon_sad.gif I actually put a little bit of wilton fondant in with it to keep that from happening
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post #18 of 42
Yeah, in this case it is the mat because after I chucked the mat to the side, the Satin Ice fondant rolled out fine on the table. I am going to cut up this mat to use for decorations and get a new mat. I read that if you roll up the two mats separately, they don't wrinkle like that. I don't know, but its worth trying again because the first time I used it, it worked like a dream and that was also using Satin Ice.
post #19 of 42
I use it with MFF and it works as well.
post #20 of 42
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Originally Posted by princessmermaid

Yeah, in this case it is the mat because after I chucked the mat to the side, the fondant rolled out fine on the table. I am going to cut up this mat to use for decorations and get a new mat. I read that if you roll up the two mats separately, they don't wrinkle like that. I don't know, but its worth trying again because the first time I used it, it worked like a dream and that was also using .



did you grease your mat and then wipe it down? there is a whole tutorial on how to condition and use the mat if you're having trouble...i really don't think cutting the whole thing up is a good thing to do. you can cut it down so that it's not too big!
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post #21 of 42
Do you have any problems keeping the mat still on the table? Everytime I try to roll fondant on a mat the mat slides all over the place and I can't get any good pressure down on the roller. Am I doing something wrong?
post #22 of 42
I wet the table a bit to keep it from sliding.
post #23 of 42
I am in LOVE with the mat! I also grease it with shortening, and I use it with MMF, but I love to roll out fondant on the mat, then flip it onto my cake, and just peel off the mat -it's a beautiful thing!
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post #24 of 42
I love my "Mat". I use Albert Uster's white chocolate or Americana fondant and it's a dream. I have also used it with a MMF with ease.
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post #25 of 42
Silly question for those who have one...

Do you wash it in between uses? I am new to cake decorating and do a cake every couple of months. I feel a little weird just rolling it back up without washing, but I guess that defeats the purpose of the seasoning?

My fondant is Jen Dontz's fabulous recipe with Michele Foster's Fondant.

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post #26 of 42
I love my Mat. I prepped it like they said in the video & have had no problems. I use Wilton fondant & can roll it thin in no time with no sticking. When I used it last week I didn't use any shortening at all. So just like an iron skillet it needs seasoning!!
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post #27 of 42
I just got The Mat and have used it a couple of times with no problems at all. I seasoned it per the video instructions the first time. After each use, I roll the two together, taking care that no wrinkles get rolled in and that both stay flat and together. Like the one poster said, the wrinkles will stay if they are there when you roll the two sides up. I haven't had much of a problem with that, though. I use Michelle Foster's Fondant recipe and love, love, love the way the Mat works with it!
post #28 of 42
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Originally Posted by alliecakes82

Silly question for those who have one...

Do you wash it in between uses? I am new to cake decorating and do a cake every couple of months. I feel a little weird just rolling it back up without washing, but I guess that defeats the purpose of the seasoning?



Allie



I don't wash mine, I don't think you are supposed to unless it gets really gunky, and that just doesn't happen.
post #29 of 42
I justlightly wipe my Mat down with a paper towel, roll it up and store it in the mailing tube it came in.
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post #30 of 42
I don't have the mat and instead simply use two sheets of clear "tablecloth" plastic. Works like a charm & much,much cheaper. I roll it on a large tube between uses and have not had any issues. Total cost under $5.00 icon_biggrin.gif
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