I am thinking of getting the Wilton Roll & Cut Mat. What does everyone think?? Is it good?
Do you find the markings useful?? Can you cut on it??
I have one of those mats but honestly I don't use it very often. For rolling fondant I use 'The Mat' and I love it. I have the older mat which does not have the markings so I just use a take measure, the newer one is marked I believe. If I am cutting fondant I am not rolling as much and just use my silicone mat and cut it on that. Nothing wrong with the Wilton mat, it is less expensive, but I love the mat. Here is a link to a demo of the mat.
AThe Wilton mat sucks sooo very much!!! You can't roll anything on it because it moves way too much. I learned that after spending money on it... If money is an issue(when isn't money an issue? Lol), go to your craft store and buy some vinyl(super cheap). It still moves a bit but not as bad as the Wilton mat.
Having said all that, the markings are useful. I like to put my Wilton mat underneath vinyl(since I already own it; but I wouldn't buy it for this purpose; just have a tape measure handy when you roll your fondant) so I can see the markings and the vinyl keeps it from moving too much.
To do good work, you have to have good tools. A silicone mat really is your best bet.
The Wilton mat is pretty thin and some people find that no matter what they do, things stick to it. I "think" it's a food safe plastic.
The Mat (sweetwise.com) is actually food safe vinyl (standard craft store/sewing store vinyl is NOT food safe) and I find it to be very user friendly. I roll on only one piece of The Mat, held to the counter with a spray of water. I rub on a smear of crisco, roll out the fondant, and pick it up using my rolling pin.
No, you can't cut on the Wilton mat unless you are very very careful. I now own two of them, one with and one without a cut. Of course, my cutter of choice is a scalpel, a less sharp implement might be a better option. The problem of it sliding on your counter is easily solved by wiping your counter with a damp cloth. If the counter under it is wet it won't slide at all.