Fondant Mat

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Danacakes65 Posted 30 May 2008 , 6:36pm
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What is everyones favorite mat for rolling out fondant?

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diane Posted 30 May 2008 , 6:39pm
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vinyl! thumbs_up.gif

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Sarsi Posted 30 May 2008 , 6:42pm
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silpat!!!

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mommycakediva Posted 30 May 2008 , 6:54pm
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don't laugh!! We just did our bathroom and had leftover tub surround, it works great! Big enough to cover any size I need for a cake!

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sugarshack Posted 30 May 2008 , 10:11pm
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the blue Ateco one at global! FABULOUS

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Danacakes65 Posted 30 May 2008 , 11:50pm
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Thanks ladies,I have been using the Wilton one and Im not so happy with it....

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marie92001 Posted 31 May 2008 , 12:59am
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Dana,
Can you tell me why you are not happy with it? That is what i have and have not used it yet.

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poshcakedesigns Posted 31 May 2008 , 1:14am
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I now use vinyl. The Wilton mat is a piece of junk - to thin - wants to constantly curl up. I had to tape it down just to use it. A wasted $10 - a yard of thick vinyl $2.50.

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marie92001 Posted 31 May 2008 , 1:16am
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Stephanie,
Just any vinyl? Where would i purchase this?

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kansaswolf Posted 31 May 2008 , 1:18am
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I'd like to know too, because I have a pastry mat I got for free that came with a crease in the middle... Much better than what I HAD, but not the best... Something that's not always rolling up on itself would be awesome.

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tiggy2 Posted 31 May 2008 , 1:20am
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You can purchase vinyl in the fabric dept. at walmart or any fabric store.

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SugarMoonCakeCo Posted 31 May 2008 , 1:21am
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wilton mat = sucks
plain and simple
...use ANYTHING else that won't stick (and is food safe of course!)

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cakeatty Posted 31 May 2008 , 1:43am
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Ateco mat, all the way Baby! Cakes by Sam has them and I just used it for the first time on a fondant covered wedding cake. I've never had it so easy!!!!! It sticks when its supposed to and comes off when you lightly help it off (with a schmear of Crisco on the mat) and rolls up easy as well . . . you know. My only complaint is that when I first got it in, it had kind of a bad plastic smell but after a wash in my nice clean bathtub with some Dawn liquid and air drying, it was fine. Just be sure to use a thin coating of crisco on the mat and it's PERFECTO!!

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cakeatty Posted 31 May 2008 , 1:44am
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Ateco mat, all the way Baby! Cakes by Sam has them and I just used it for the first time on a fondant covered wedding cake. I've never had it so easy!!!!! It sticks when its supposed to and comes off when you lightly help it off (with a schmear of Crisco on the mat) and rolls up easy as well . . . you know. My only complaint is that when I first got it in, it had kind of a bad plastic smell but after a wash in my nice clean bathtub with some Dawn liquid and air drying, it was fine. Just be sure to use a thin coating of crisco on the mat and it's PERFECTO!!

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cocobean Posted 31 May 2008 , 1:47am
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...simple VINYL from the fabric store!!! Awesome!!! thumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gifjudge.gif

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poshcakedesigns Posted 31 May 2008 , 1:55am
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I bought my vinyl from the fabric store in Walmart. They have different thicknesses to choose from. I got the thicker one and got it to fit my island. Definetly SAVES your counter from scratches when cutting fondant.

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tcturtleshell Posted 31 May 2008 , 2:00am
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Vinyl! Works awesome! Also works great when rolling out gumpaste & fondant for smaller jobs. I had different sizes cut for each project. I got mine from Hobby Lobby~

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sassycleo Posted 31 May 2008 , 2:07am
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I got the blue Aetco Mat that Sharon uses in her video. I figure if it works for her and look at her cakes then I can't go wrong. I searched for it wanted to find it cheap and found it at www.webstaurantstore.com Shipping is awesome.

As far as the tub surround - aka white board you can get a 4 x 8 piece at home depot and they will cut it to size for 11.97!! No more buying white board from Office Max or Staples for lots of money. I just screwed it into the wall and now I write down what I have coming up for the next two weeks and the one I have on my other wall I make lists of what I have to bake or buy supply wise. You use regular dry erase markers - it's awesome!!!

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wgoat5 Posted 31 May 2008 , 2:29am
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I have two Ateco mats.. the one like Sharon uses AND a lined Ateco mat.. love them both.. I also have the Wilton mat (have to tape it down) .. vinyl... sticks to itself and I have a hard time getting it unstuck... and then I bought the Ateco mats and love them.. won't go back

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ALVARGA Posted 31 May 2008 , 2:30am
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Nonstick pastry mat from King Arthur flour. It's like a silpat. it sticks to the counter top but nothing sticks to it. Love it, it's great icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif

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joy5678 Posted 31 May 2008 , 4:03am
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What is silpat? Where would I find it & what about cost?

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psanders76 Posted 31 May 2008 , 5:38am
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The wilton mat does suck. I bought it and didnt even use it cuz it kept rolling up on me so now its just collecting dust.

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YouCaterer Posted 31 May 2008 , 5:47am
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I'm bummed - I just bought the Wilton mat and haven't used it yet. icon_cry.gif

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Texas_Rose Posted 31 May 2008 , 5:58am
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I have the round wilton mat and I've been using it with no problems. I'm going to have to get something bigger, though...the last cake I made was too big for the mat and I just greased the counter and kept on rolling and it worked in a pinch.

I also have two smaller red silicone baking mats I bought at Walmart for $9 for the pair. I use them when I'm rolling out small stuff for flowers, pearls and other details. If I'm using a sharp cutter, I have a couple of stiff plastic mats that I bought at Walmart ($3 for a pack of 3) that I use.

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ALVARGA Posted 31 May 2008 , 12:40pm
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I bough a hard plastic placemat at Walmart for $1.00 and then went to the dollar store and bought some placemats that were made of the nonslip mesh, 2/$1.00. I put one of the nonslips underneath the plastic placemat and low and behold I have a small mat for rolling out small pieces of fondant. It works great.

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LisaR64 Posted 31 May 2008 , 12:59pm
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My Wilton mat curled too. Since I like the guidelines on the Wilton mat, I now put the Wilton mat under my clear vinyl mat. I can still see the lines, and the vinyl keeps the Wilton mat edges from curling.

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SugarMoonCakeCo Posted 31 May 2008 , 1:59pm
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a measuring tape always works when you don't have guide lines...cheaper too!

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ctackett Posted 31 May 2008 , 2:06pm
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I have a wilton one and i also have a a quilters mat my cousin got for me. I like it b/c it has everything sqaured

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aandecakedesign Posted 31 May 2008 , 2:27pm
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Now that Ive heard what to use for my fondant mat, I have another question. Does anyone use the wilton rolling pin (long one)? I use the small one with a white cutting board for the small stuff. I havent bought the wilton mat yet and Im not cause of all of the negative things Ive heard from here. Should I waste my money on the rolling pin or should I just go buy pvc pipe like Ive seen others do.

Would like to hear all oppinions.

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ctackett Posted 31 May 2008 , 3:28pm
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I use pvc pipe

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