Silicone Mat

Decorating By TPACakeGirl Updated 13 Oct 2010 , 5:54pm by TerriLynn

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TPACakeGirl Posted 13 Nov 2009 , 11:11pm
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Where can I get a good silicone mat for rolling out fondant? I hate the mat I'm using now. It's plastic and slides all over my counter. I would like something big enough to roll out fondant for a 16-18" cake. The one on cakewheel.com looks great, but it doesn't have the dimensions and there's no phone number to contact the company.

Thanks.

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Texas_Rose Posted 13 Nov 2009 , 11:29pm
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Before you buy a silicone mat, go to Walmart or the fabric store and get a piece of thick clear vinyl and give it a try. I actually prefer it over my silicone mat, it's easier to clean and things stick to it a lot less.

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scionmom Posted 13 Nov 2009 , 11:36pm
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I have thought of doing that Texas rose, because I bought the wilton one... and UGH!!! It moves constantly not to mention wants to constantly roll up on me even though I have had it laid flat for almost 2 months now. Does the vinyl move around alot on the counter? Is there a way to keep that from happening?? Sorry to hijack you post... just a few questions

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Cakepro Posted 13 Nov 2009 , 11:38pm
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Tape it down. I have a large sheet of vinyl taped to the work table, with my Wilton Roll 'n Cut mat underneath.

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3GCakes Posted 13 Nov 2009 , 11:53pm
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yeah...I like the roll n' cut because it measures.

If it slides....tape it!

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Texas_Rose Posted 14 Nov 2009 , 12:16am
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Mine doesn't slide.

I keep meaning to find my Wilton mat and put it underneath.

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Kitagrl Posted 14 Nov 2009 , 12:26am
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I have a very large Roul-Pat that I really like.

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scionmom Posted 14 Nov 2009 , 12:34am
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DUH!!! Why had I not thought to tape it down... LOL!?!? It really was quite entertaining to watch me try and keep some heavier things on the corners (crisco, fondant I wasnt using, scissors... anything I could get my hand on at the time) while trying to roll a big piece out with the big roller. Thanx... you guys are the BEST!!!

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Jeep_girl816 Posted 14 Nov 2009 , 12:53am
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I have the wilton mat too, and although it isn't great it works for now. I wet down my counter or table then set the mat down. The moisture keeps it down pretty well, no sliding or rolling.

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Debluvs2bake Posted 14 Nov 2009 , 12:55am
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I took a fondant class at Sweet Wise in Nashville. They taught us to roll/press the fonadnt between two vinyl sheets from, I think, a fabric store. The sheets are about 36" square. When rolled, peel of one sheet and lay over the cake, peel the other off. I have the Wilton mat, I like the vinyl much better.

Re: silicone mats, I bought 12" x 15" mats from country kitchen sa. com for $10 each.

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TPACakeGirl Posted 16 Nov 2009 , 12:39am
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These are all great suggestions. Thank you guys.

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Sweetwise Posted 11 May 2010 , 8:56pm
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Debluvs2bake; Thanks for mentioning us (Sweet Wise in Nashville). The mat you mentioned is NOT from a fabric store. We got with a manufacturer and had them create the mat to our specifications. It has a specific surface polish to it that works perfectly with the consistency of the fondant icon_biggrin.gif

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cricket0616 Posted 12 May 2010 , 12:34pm
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Would the vinyl be food safe????

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donnella2045 Posted 12 May 2010 , 2:08pm
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I use the wilton mat. My husband taped it to a large piece of masonite so I can store it standing up and have no more "wrinkles". When I roll out my fondant i just put a piece of non skid liner under it and it stays put. I like the idea of the clear vinyl for larger projects, I'm going to try it - thanks!

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JanH Posted 13 Oct 2010 , 5:48pm
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Please remember that business CANNOT be conducted in the forums, please keep strictly to the topic. icon_smile.gif

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TerriLynn Posted 13 Oct 2010 , 5:54pm
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These are all great suggestions. Thank you guys.



Hi! I HIGHLY recommend "The Mat" from SweetWise in Nashville, TN. It is one of the most awesome cake tool ever. It makes rolling out fondant such a breeze! icon_biggrin.gif

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