I am so sick of using my Wilton mat to roll fondant. It's always moving, I tried putting some non-slip stuff under but it doesn't work
What do you use? And where do I get it?
I roll it right on the table/counter. Never used any kind of mat... don't see the need.
I like the lined Ateco mat, and I also have a couple of different sizes of silpats. If you put a tiny bit of moisture on the back side of the Wilton mat and kinda move it around on the counter just a bit, it will stick a little better to a plastic laminate counter top (or natural stone of any sort). Just don't use too much moisture or move the mat around too much for obvious reasons
I hate my Wilton mat, too. i read on cc that some use clear vinyl that you buy by the yard, I hope to try that soon.
i use my table as well. It's plenty large enough for any project I need it for and has a smooth surface so it doesn't leave any impressions.
I saw that thread on the vinyl and I went to Walmart this weekend and bought a yard and a half for $4.83. So cheap and works wonders, I love it. Plus I cut a smaller piece for working with gumpaste. Love, Love, Love the vinyl!!!!!
I use the clear vinyl for larger pieces that cover an entire cake. I use a thin layer of Crisco on it and I am able to pick the entire thing up, flip it over, and line it up with the cake. The shortening allows it to peel off easily, but keeps it in place while upside down. I just use the counter for smaller pieces, or when rolling fondant out for cookies. Hope this helps.
spread a thin layer of shortening underneath the mat
I got so sick of the Wilton mat that I went to WalMart and bought a yard of vinyl...it cleans good, rolls up and covers my entire table, I love it! It is also a quarter price of the Wilton mat for 4x the size!
Oh, forgot to mention that wiping the counter with a damp rag keeps the vinyl in place so it doesn't slide while rolling.