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!
I have two 8x11 Silpats. Love them and use them all the time! http://www.surlatable.com/product/sur+la+table+silpat+baking+mats.do?search=basic&keyword=silpat&sortby=gsa&asc=true&page=1
Thanks so much Diane! Are Silpats smooth? They always looked textured to me, so I've never ordered them!
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.
Excellent! THanks a milion!