Vinyl For Rolling Fondant

Decorating By BeeBoos-8599_ Updated 15 Jul 2009 , 11:34pm by BeeBoos-8599_

BeeBoos-8599_ Posted 14 Jul 2009 , 7:07pm
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OK, so I have seen alot of you say that you use vinyl for rollinig ut your fondant then just flip it over to get the fondant onto the cake. What type of vinyl are you buying? Where do you get it? Also, I have allways noticed that the side of the fondant that is down is allways shiney. SO, when you flip the fondant over is it shiney?

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Texas_Rose Posted 14 Jul 2009 , 7:17pm
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I use a piece of vinyl that I bought at Hobby Lobby. It was about $3 for a yard, and I cut the piece in half to get two counter-sized mats. I don't flip it over the cake though because I don't like the look of the underside usually.

BeeBoos-8599_ Posted 14 Jul 2009 , 7:19pm
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Hey Texas Rose! It seems like I talk to you all of the time lately. What kind of vinyl? Like table cloth?

BeeBoos-8599_ Posted 14 Jul 2009 , 7:20pm
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Hey Texas Rose! It seems like I talk to you all of the time lately. What kind of vinyl? Like table cloth?

hensor Posted 14 Jul 2009 , 7:27pm
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Good question BeeBoos- I was wondering the same thing this weekend after I had to bleach the pink stain on my counter. The Wilton mat just doesn't seem big enough.

Texas_Rose Posted 14 Jul 2009 , 7:31pm
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Yup...table cloth stuff. Hobby Lobby has the giant rolls of it. There are different thicknesses of it, the one I got at Walmart was too thin.

I like how easy it makes cleaning the countertop. I've been leaving it permanently on the counter even when I'm not doing fondant.

KimAZ Posted 14 Jul 2009 , 8:53pm
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I bought my vinyl at a fabric store. It comes in big bolts near the curtain and upholstery fabric. It works perfectly for rolling out fondant, especially bigger pieces. Sometimes I use two sheets of vinyl, one on top and one underneath to make it as smooth as I can. Just lift off the top sheet, fold bottom sheet which has the fondant on it in half ( fondant side up) and center over cake, flop it on top and smooth top with my hand or fondant smoother, then lift off vinyl and continue smoothing as normal.

Hope that helps!
KimAZ

Peridot Posted 14 Jul 2009 , 9:04pm
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KimAZ,

I always seem to have to use powdered sugar or cornstarch when rolling my fondant even if I use the vinyl that I have. When I don't it sticks on the bottom and I can't get it off without wrecking it. I can not imagine doing the method that you use with the two pieces of vinyl. Sounds GREAT - I might have to try it. If I could only get that to work - WOW would that be wonderful!!! When using the two pieces do you still get air bubbles?

What do you use when rolling on the vinyl?

sanfree56 Posted 14 Jul 2009 , 10:41pm
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I use the vinyl for rolloing out fondant too. I just rub some Crisco on the vinyl and haven't had any sticking problems.

sanfree56 Posted 14 Jul 2009 , 10:42pm
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I use the vinyl for rolling out fondant too. I just rub some Crisco on the vinyl and haven't had any sticking problems.

superstar Posted 14 Jul 2009 , 10:55pm
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I got mine at Walmart, it is nice & thick & easy to clean.

JaimeAnn Posted 15 Jul 2009 , 12:56am
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I use the Vinyl from walmart... I got the thickest one they had.

I use the same method as KimAz . A piece on bottom and on top.

I spray the vinyl with Canola oil cooking spray, (PAM) ..
I use to just rub shortening on it but the spray is easier.

BeeBoos-8599_ Posted 15 Jul 2009 , 11:34pm
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So is the side that was on the vinyl shiney when done?

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