Wilton Fondant Mat Question

Decorating By kellertur Updated 16 Sep 2008 , 12:38pm by lilmansmum

kellertur Posted 15 Sep 2008 , 12:49pm
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Hello,
I have the Wilton "fondant Fun" mat and have a question:

How do you not have it move all around the table when you are using it?? I've tried taping the edges, but that doesn't work for long...
What do you do? icon_confused.gif

This is probably REALLY obvious dunce.gif and I'm just "missing it" (perhaps because I decorate at midnight and am over-tired???)

Thanks in advance ~

10 replies
kellertur Posted 15 Sep 2008 , 4:56pm
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It's the Wilton: "cut and roll" mat... It says "fondant fun" in center of mat.

Anyone? ((( Echo ))) icon_smile.gif

jenny518 Posted 15 Sep 2008 , 5:25pm
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I discovered by accident that getting your counter slightly wet underneath it helps it to stay in place. I have used this a couple of times now and I don't think it works that great. It really gets lots of little wrinkles in it when I wash it. I may use it to make my fondant and gumpaste accent pieces, but I think I'll order a silicone Ateco for rolling out.

lilmansmum Posted 15 Sep 2008 , 5:29pm
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The Wilton mat is junk. thumbsdown.gif That's why it doesn't work. lol

Get yourself the blue silicone Ateco mat. It is WONDERFUL. icon_smile.gif

Copacabanya Posted 15 Sep 2008 , 5:44pm
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I use the Wilton mat all the time, even bought more expensive ones and keep coming back to it. I use blue painters tape to tape the corners down, that way it holds it in place but doesn't put any sticky residue on my corners or my table.

HTH!

Anya

Cyndi1207 Posted 15 Sep 2008 , 5:45pm
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Originally Posted by lilmansmum

The Wilton mat is junk. thumbsdown.gif That's why it doesn't work. lol

Get yourself the blue silicone Ateco mat. It is WONDERFUL. icon_smile.gif




Exactly what she just said. Junk, junk, junk.

cherrycakes Posted 15 Sep 2008 , 6:07pm
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Because I live in Canada I can't get the Ateco mat because the shipping and duties are way too much. At this point I only use fondant for accent pieces anyway so I bought a silicone cookie sheet liner and it works great!! It's a lot smaller than the Ateco mat but it works a lot better than the Wilton mat!

ccr03 Posted 15 Sep 2008 , 6:08pm
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Yeah, I didn't like the wilton one either - at all! but couldn't justify shelling out $50 for a mat. So I went down to Wal-mart and got a yard of the vinyl - BEST MAT EVER!!! I LOVE IT!!

ATCakes Posted 15 Sep 2008 , 7:58pm
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I tape the Wilton may to a piece of clear vinyl and tape it to the counter. I also don't roll up any of my mats. I use a plastic pants hanger with the metal clips to hang them up & keep them flat.

kellertur Posted 15 Sep 2008 , 10:40pm
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thanks for the info ~
I can't tell you how frustrating it is to be pressed for time and also be fussing with that mat icon_mad.gif . Sounds silly to get upset over that, but late at night it's not fun to have that thing sliding all over the place.

I have tried taping it with different tapes, but no dice... I can't afford an expensive mat either, so I may look into the vinyl.

thanks again ~ icon_smile.gif

lilmansmum Posted 16 Sep 2008 , 12:38pm
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Yeah, I didn't like the wilton one either - at all! but couldn't justify shelling out $50 for a mat.




I only paid $27.90 for my mat at cakedeco.com. Here's the link: http://www.cakedeco.com/cgi-bin/webc.cgi/st_prod.html?p_prodid=8290&p_catid=&page=1

They also have them at Into The Oven for $33.95....Here's the link to that one: http://www.intotheoven.com/p1356/Silicone-Work-Mat---24%22-x-36%22/product_info.html

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