What Mat Do You Use For Small Fondant Work?

Decorating By beachcakes Updated 7 Apr 2008 , 4:16pm by beachcakes

beachcakes Posted 7 Apr 2008 , 1:17pm
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I have the big blue Ateco one, that is great for covering cakes, but what do you recommned for small items like fondant cutouts, flowers, etc. Sometimes you just need a smaller worksurface! icon_smile.gif

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DianeLM Posted 7 Apr 2008 , 1:34pm
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beachcakes Posted 7 Apr 2008 , 2:15pm
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Thanks so much Diane! Are Silpats smooth? They always looked textured to me, so I've never ordered them!

DianeLM Posted 7 Apr 2008 , 3:29pm
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Yes, they are smooth. The criss-cross pattern you see is sandwiched between two smooth layers of silicone. I do all my kneading and rolling on the silpat, but then transfer the fondant to a piece of wax paper for cutting and/or dusting. That size also fits perfectly in the microwave for melting hard candy or isomalt or for softening up your fondant.

beachcakes Posted 7 Apr 2008 , 4:16pm
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Excellent! THanks a milion!

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