mo63 Posted 10 Jan 2012 , 9:39am
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Have just heard about this "mat".

It sounds great and I'v just watched a video of it online being used by a professional.
Just wondered has anybody here used it and is it all it is cracked up to be? thumbs_up.gif

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sexysnowtiger Posted 10 Jan 2012 , 10:11am
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I love it, but you do have to season it a bit first before you use it. Other than that it is wonderful. Hope this helps you.

mo63 Posted 10 Jan 2012 , 10:38am
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Thank you for your reply.

I saw it advertised atr £24.99, think that seems a little expensive though icon_sad.gif

Honeybees Posted 10 Jan 2012 , 10:53am
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I love mine, the fondant goes onto the cake perfectly every time.
I also love being able to store the fondant between the layers and deal with my 1 year old without worrying about it drying out. I highly recommend it

mo63 Posted 10 Jan 2012 , 12:04pm
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Thats really good thinkin, I suppose you could have your fondant ready rolled the day before.
I still think £24.99 is a lot for two sheets of plastic icon_confused.gif

Thank you for your feedback icon_smile.gif

Goreti Posted 10 Jan 2012 , 12:28pm
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My daughter gave me one for Christmas. I used it for the first time to make my "peacock cake". It was awesome. I love it.

kel58 Posted 10 Jan 2012 , 12:35pm
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Love mine! Makes covering large cakes so much easier.

Honeybees Posted 10 Jan 2012 , 10:06pm
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I thought the same thing about the price, it seemed a bit much for some plastic. but I decided to bite the bullet and try it out. I would pay the same again in a flash. No more messy counter tops, so less cleaning up after rolling out all that fondant just roll up the mat and put it back in the container it came in.. EASY!.

Brelene Posted 10 Jan 2012 , 10:29pm
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I bought it and bringing it to canada cost me over $30 by the time I was done. It was so worth it! Fondant rolls so much nicer with no drying and i hardly physically handle it which is even better for food safety issues. I would definitly buy another if the need arrises! Consider it the best $25 you could spend on a little extra stress relief.

syarber Posted 10 Jan 2012 , 10:49pm

I missed who is this made by and where do you get it? I would like to check it out. Thanks

MarianInFL Posted 10 Jan 2012 , 10:59pm

Get it at Sweetwise.com I love mine!!

ReneeFLL Posted 10 Jan 2012 , 11:19pm
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Originally Posted by sexysnowtiger

I love it, but you do have to season it a bit first before you use it. Other than that it is wonderful. Hope this helps you.




What did you have to do to season it?

crazyladybaker Posted 10 Jan 2012 , 11:25pm

The Mat is worth every penny you pay for it!! thumbs_up.gif

MarianInFL Posted 11 Jan 2012 , 1:21am

What did you have to do to season it?[/quote]

Rub a bit of Crisco on it, then wipe it off. I think mine had instructions when I received it.

ReneeFLL Posted 11 Jan 2012 , 1:43am
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Originally Posted by MarianInFL

What did you have to do to season it?




Rub a bit of Crisco on it, then wipe it off. I think mine had instructions when I received it.[/quote]

Thanks.

Brelene Posted 11 Jan 2012 , 2:00am

I bought my mat at Sweetwise.com it is a wonderful web site and her Youtube video's are awesome!. Season the mat with some Crisco and wipe it off with a lint free cloth and it should be good to go. remember to roll it up and tuck it away where it can't be crushed. Creases are bad in the mat.

mo63 Posted 11 Jan 2012 , 9:21am

Thank you everyone, maybe I will invest in The Mat after all.

What would I do without these forums, so helpful. icon_biggrin.gif

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