My husband suggested that i roll my fondant out on a flat sheet on the table.
I have trouble because it ALWAYS sticks no matter how much corn starch I use.
What do you think of this idea? I thought it would leave imprints but he says that I can flip that side onto the cake.
Oh and don't worry.....I would BUY a flat sheet lol.....I def wouldn't use one we use...EEWWW!
It sticks to clothes so I assume it would stick to sheets too. You'd probably want to make sure it was a high thread count so it was less likely to drop lint on the fondant, but even then I'm not sure.
Have you tried a piece of vinyl from the craft store? It works great and it's cheap, $2 or $3 a yard. You still have to lightly dust it with cornstarch but it works better than even the silicone mats I have.
Texas_rose - Do you use cornstarch on the vinyl or shortening? I had heard that you can use shortening and it will keep your fondant from drying out. I tried it and the fondant still stuck a little.
I use corn starch as long as I have a good batch of fondant. If my fondant is too soft or stretchy then I use crisco, because I don't need to flip the fondant and dust again the way I do with cornstarch. The nice thing about the vinyl is if you have a piece of fondant that's giving you fits, you can flip it over the cake instead of trying to lift the whole thing.