rr2sweet Posted 20 Aug 2012 , 8:16pm
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Does anyone know where you can get a marble slab to use with fondant or gumpaste?

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Apti Posted 20 Aug 2012 , 8:38pm
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Good question. I'll be watching to see what information you learn!

tigachu Posted 20 Aug 2012 , 8:40pm
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I found one at the Marshalls/Home Goods store.

Spooky_789 Posted 20 Aug 2012 , 9:08pm
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How large of a slab are you wanting? I too have seen them at Ross Department Store (I think it is similar to TJ Maxx). They are about 12" x 24" (or so) and about 1/2"-3/4" thick, with little rubber feet to keep them from sliding. You wouldn't be able to do huge projects with them (like covering a big cake) but could definitely use them for your smaller projects like flowers and such. If I recall correctly, they were around $20 or so.

BlakesCakes Posted 20 Aug 2012 , 9:16pm
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If you search froogle.com marble pastry board lots of options come up.

Once you get something more than 16" wide, the price goes way up and of course, the shipping increases, too.

I often need something over 20", so I never use my marble. I roll on a piece of The Mat on my Corian countertop.

If I didn't have Corian already, I'd ask a solid surfacing fabricator to make me a 24x24 "cutting board" out of a leftover piece and I'd put some no-skid feet on it--much less fussy than caring properly for marble and it won't break or chip.

Rae

Spooky_789 Posted 20 Aug 2012 , 9:27pm
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Rae, just to make sure I read your post correctly, you'd get a leftover 24x24 slab of Corrian for your cutting board? Or marble? I'm thinking you meant Corrian but wanted to make sure. Thanks! I'm always on the hunt for items to make my caking easier and just wanted to be sure what I need to keep my eye out for.

BlakesCakes Posted 20 Aug 2012 , 9:50pm
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Yes, I mean Corian, or any other solid surface material. Depending on what you do with marble, it should be sealed periodically and it can stain. Solid surface materials don't need that type of care.

Rae

dantherex Posted 21 Aug 2012 , 12:09am
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You can get a cheap but sturdy slab on amazon.

sweetcakes Posted 21 Aug 2012 , 2:43am
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why not buy a marble tile they come 18" x18 and some are even 20" square.

ladyhawke917 Posted 21 Aug 2012 , 3:18am

Check and see if there is a place near you that does marble counters and such. They may have a "scrap" they can sell you.

Apti Posted 21 Aug 2012 , 3:20am
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Originally Posted by sweetcakes

why not buy a marble tile they come 18" x18 and some are even 20" square.




Sweetcakes~~I've used a ceramic floor tile from Home Depot for rolling out fondant. They are 12x12" or 16x16" and only cost about $2. I clean the surface really well, glue felt "feet" on the bottom, and they work ok, but not as nice as the Corian I would like to have.

I have a lovely work area, but it is tiled in 4x4" tile squares. I had to get something that was flat for fondant work.

SanDiegoBeautifulCakes Posted 21 Aug 2012 , 3:24am

I found two large slabs approx 4x6, both of them black and white at a second hand store. They wanted $50 each. I bought them both. Built the tables to go under them.

You can also find great deals on extra pieces, or returned orders at most hardware stores and even better deals at counter top places. And you do not have to settle for small sizes. They will cut them for you there as well.

SkisandBakes Posted 21 Aug 2012 , 3:30am

I have a 'scrap' piece of marble that came from a friend's kitchen reno. The sink cut-out is the perfect size. I also use it in my oven as a hot stone for pizza.

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