I am looking into buying some sort of mat for rolling out fondant, but am not sure what I should get. I have an acrylic sheet I use right now, but fondant seems to really stick to it BAD, so I have to use a lot of cornstarch or powdered sugar, and then my fondant ends up drying and cracking, or getting elephant skin at the bottom of my cake. I have the Wilton mat, but you have to completely slather that thing in crisco if you don't want your fondant to stick and it's just the biggest pain to try and clean. I've been looking at the blue Ateco mat or The Mat. What do most prefer? Will I still have to use quite a bit of dust on the Ateco mat if I get that?
I have The Mat and love it. Don't need to put anything on it. Never had any problems with drying or cracking.
I LOVE the mat!! Struggled with it at first - my fondant stuck, I used powdered sugar and it still stuck, I used crisco and it still stuck. . .so I gave up for a while. I went back to it several months ago and LOVE it. I actually just use one of them to roll the fondant out on and don't mess with the one that is supposed to go on top. I use a very thin layer of crisco and then actually wipe off the excess with paper towel and it works like a charm every time. I LOVE it!
Silpat designated for fondant ONLY. Or, buy a sheeter that is designated for fondant ONLY.