So I went and bought a piece of heavyweight vinyl at the fabric store for rolling out fondant...when I used it I greased it very lightly with shortening and rolled out my fondant but when I flipped it over there was a light "cratering" effect on it. Is my vinyl too lightweight? Anyone have the same issue? I bought the heaviest one that they had, not sure what the issue is here. I'm ready to buy the namebrand silicone mat after this!
Any suggestions anyone? Thanks!
I normally use two pieces. flip the rolled piece on to the 2nd sheet and then onto the cake, this way the smooth side is on top again. I always have the little cratering/cracks on the bottom.
usually the fondant is still so moist that you can smooth out any imperfections with your hands.
I've always had this problem when rolling on vinyl or silicone mats. I know Sharon Zambito uses this method and doesn't have this problem, but I don't know why.
Sharon, can you tell us what we might be doing wrong?