'the Mat' Help- Before It Goes In 'the Bin' :-)

Decorating By jojo35 Updated 6 Sep 2013 , 6:17am by teeshah

jojo35 Posted 5 Sep 2013 , 11:01pm
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AHi hopefully you can help. I have had the may fora month or so. Used it maybe10 times washed it did it. and my fondant sticks to it terrible! It makes little pulled hole marks. Should I be putting something on it to stop this? Thanks for any advice Jo

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ApplegumPam Posted 5 Sep 2013 , 11:48pm
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Sorry, but I never did understand all the hype surrounding it - I don't have a problem rolling out fondant and getting it onto a cake.  I'd rather invest in a good rolling pin.

BUT - then again, my comments are speaking from somebody who

a)  Didn't have a need to buy one

b)  Somebody who hasn't used it

 

I hear lots of reports about it - more than half experience similar problems to you, with the added problem that it is bloody hard to roll out.  Others swear by it ... saying it is the BEST thing ever.

 

I don't know whether the people that love it - don't notice all the little 'pock' marks on it .... OR whether they use it differently??

DeliciousDesserts Posted 5 Sep 2013 , 11:57pm
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AWhat fondant are you using?

I use fondarific & it doesn't work well in the mat...sticks & has tiny jokes.

It works best with Fondx & MMF type fondants.

BatterUpCake Posted 6 Sep 2013 , 1:32am
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Originally Posted by DeliciousDesserts 

What fondant are you using?

I use fondarific & it doesn't work well in the mat...sticks & has tiny jokes.

It works best with Fondx & MMF type fondants.

 

Has tiny jokes? As opposed to big jokes? Are they really funny or not so much?

DeliciousDesserts Posted 6 Sep 2013 , 2:14am
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ATiny jokes. They only make ya giggle.

Norasmom Posted 6 Sep 2013 , 2:19am
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I don't like the Mat.  But I like jokes.

maybenot Posted 6 Sep 2013 , 2:28am
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Quote:

Originally Posted by jojo35 

Hi hopefully you can help.
I have had the may fora month or so. Used it maybe10 times washed it did it. and my fondant sticks to it terrible! It makes little pulled hole marks. Should I be putting something on it to stop this?
Thanks for any advice
Jo

I'd guess that part of your issues may be having washed it.  Once you get is conditioned with a bit of shortening, there's no need to "wash" it--you just need to wipe it off with a clean cloth. 

Have you read the info over on the sweetwise.com FAQs? http://www.themat.com.au/faq/

and/or watched all of the youtube videos about using it?

 

I only roll out on a single piece of The Mat. I wipe it with a bit of shortening, wipe that off, and that's it.

handymama Posted 6 Sep 2013 , 3:05am
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Don't wash it. Ever. The more you use it the better it will work.

teeshah Posted 6 Sep 2013 , 6:17am
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hiiya i had d same problem as u did when i 1st tried out The Mat... then i use a bit of shortening n just rub on both mats making sure every inch of it is covered and then ta-daaaaa works beautifully!

 

ps: i washed mine when i 1st got it

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