I was thinking of taking a course but at pastry schools, they are incredibly expensive! I wonder, do they jump start your decorating?
a 6 inch square, so the edge of your mat does not touch the fondant, other than the bottom edge which cuts. ?
Ok I can sacrifice one of those cutting mats for a fondant smoother, it is inexpensive. And quite frankly If I could get a fondant even a tiny bit looking like yours, I'd be elated.
The cutting part you explained well, I can see that. like a fingernail clipper. curved, cut straight down.
It's the smoothing part that seems like you'd be cutting the fondant with the edges of the mat while you're rubbing it. But no you wouldn't as the edges are soft and pliant enough that it would just flair out away from the cake while you rubbed it. (This is why I just keep reading this website.)
What a great idea! This is why I like to read these discussions. Thank you so much for sharing. I have some of those at home. Will have to try it on my next cake whenever that might be.
Thank you, thank you! I also have a problem using a knife or pizza cutter to trim the bottoms of cakes. Can't wait to try this. I have those chopping mats and I'm sure I have one that hasn't been used. If not, into the dishwasher it goes and then it gets cut up! :) Thanks again for this fabulous tip.