Need A Flat Space To Roll Fondant.

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doodlekakes Posted 17 Nov 2011 , 4:20pm
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My kitchen table is tiled. I usually try to roll on my counters, but it is difficult rolling the fondant out large enough. I have been brainstorming about a "mobile flat space". Does anyone else have this problem or any ideas? Something I could maybe store in the garage that is stable but not too terribly expensive? Thank y'all so much for your help.

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jgifford Posted 17 Nov 2011 , 5:11pm
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I have a quadruple-sized cutting board that I use occasionally - my counter tops are tiled. They make "islands on wheels", usually for apartments or small kitchens. You might check on one of those.

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shanter Posted 17 Nov 2011 , 5:13pm
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How about a piece of plywood the same size as the top of your kitchen table? Places that install countertops usually have scrap pieces of Formica that you could glue to the plywood. Depending on the size of your table, it might be a little heavy, but that would keep it in place. Maybe you have someone who could help you move it.

MDF (medium-density fiberboard) would be lighter weight and you could cover it (both sides) in Contact-type paper (sticky-back plastic). Then a couple of pieces of that rubber/plastic bumpy drawer liner would keep it in place.

Just my 2 cents.

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SammieB Posted 17 Nov 2011 , 5:17pm
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How big of an area do you need? I have a 24x24" piece of oak plywood I use for a cake board (covered) sometimes, and I also have The Mat from Sweetwise. If I needed more space due to messy counters I use those on my table.

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coffeelover Posted 17 Nov 2011 , 9:33pm
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This is a problem I have too with no solution so far. My counters are tile and the kitchen table has design.....it's frustrating. Curious too see what others have done.

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Momofjaic Posted 17 Nov 2011 , 10:13pm
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I use an old art desktop of my husbands

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happyascanbee Posted 17 Nov 2011 , 10:17pm
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I use plexi glass.. it is actually plastic. I got it from the home inprovement store. I put it on my kitchen counter. Easy to wash.

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KateLS Posted 17 Nov 2011 , 10:18pm
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What about a card table with "the mat" on it? Folds up nice and stores well.

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MadMillie Posted 17 Nov 2011 , 11:22pm
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You could buy a scap piece of quartz or other counter top material. I usually roll on my glasstop stove, I need to find somewhere else because I just can't get into it with the microwave/hood. The other spot that is easy to get to is on top of the dishwasher. It can be rather warm if it is running.

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angelleyes Posted 18 Nov 2011 , 12:06am
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What about a kitchen table?

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shanter Posted 18 Nov 2011 , 12:15am
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Her kitchen table has a tiled top. With grout lines, I assume, so it isn't flat.

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angelleyes Posted 18 Nov 2011 , 12:23am
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Thanks for clearing that up didnt read that part

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Occther Posted 18 Nov 2011 , 12:44am
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Before I purchase a stainless steel work table, I used a formica table top (36" by 36") that I picked up at Restaurant supply store. Didn't buy the base - just the top. Just checked the price - they are $38.50 at the restaurant supply store where I purchased mine. What I like about it, is the edges are finished - so if you have place, you could slide it into a upright space (like beside the refrigerator.)

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doodlekakes Posted 18 Nov 2011 , 7:33pm
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Thank you all so much! Great ideas. I borrowed a card table from a friend. I was a little worried rollling fondant with the pillowy top. We shall see how it goes. For future cakes, I am definitely going to the restaurant supply store that just opened in my area! The formica table top sounds perfect! 3 feet x 3 feet would be perfect to store beside the refrigerator. That is much easier to access than the garage!

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Kathy107 Posted 18 Nov 2011 , 7:40pm
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Hi Occther, Do you have a link or picture of that formica table top? I have a very small kitchen table and small counter. Also thank you to everyone else for giving me some ideas icon_biggrin.gif

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Occther Posted 18 Nov 2011 , 11:24pm
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They only have a picture of the round one on their website. I would think any large restaurant equipment store would have similar products. You want to find a place the sells table parts (bases and tops separate.)

http://www.equippers.com/shop/product-detail.aspx?ret=1&pcid=30&scid=3075&pid=20669

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Holdoll Posted 19 Nov 2011 , 12:25am
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My kitchen table is tiled. I usually try to roll on my counters, but it is difficult rolling the fondant out large enough. I have been brainstorming about a "mobile flat space". Does anyone else have this problem or any ideas? Something I could maybe store in the garage that is stable but not too terribly expensive? Thank y'all so much for your help.




I had the same problem. I purchased a 20 x 20 smooth tile from Home Depot for about $3. I glued shelf liner to the back of it from the dollar store so it wont scratch my table top. When not in use, it sits in the corner of my countertop with a bowl of fruit on top.

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Occther Posted 19 Nov 2011 , 12:30am
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A 20" by 20" square wouldn't work for covering an 18" tier - and I have done several of those!

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