Does Anyone Follow The Fondant Weights Listed On The 'mat'?

Decorating By kkmcmahan Updated 25 Jan 2014 , 6:15pm by kkmcmahan

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kkmcmahan Posted 25 Jan 2014 , 2:42pm
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I love the mat and recently just noticed it lists the weight of fondant to use for different size cakes (I know, not very observant, have been using it for a long time),  I decided to follow it on my last 6 inch cake; calls for 1lb 14oz.  That's more than I usually use.  I thought it was too thick.  Anyone else follow the weights and what do you think?  I may need to try it on a larger cake.

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sugarflorist Posted 25 Jan 2014 , 4:18pm
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AI use it as a guide. But I like my fondant quite thin. I believe that the weights are for fondant that is 5mm thick.

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kkmcmahan Posted 25 Jan 2014 , 5:13pm
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Thank you for your reply.  I'm glad to see I am not alone in thinking they result in thicker fondant than I would like to have.

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Marina Posted 25 Jan 2014 , 5:23pm
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I usually go with the amounts listed in the Wilton books as a guideline.  You will have leftover after you've rolled it out and put on cake.  I'd rather have more than less needed. 

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Cake That Posted 25 Jan 2014 , 5:30pm
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AI like Wiltons weights better. Their rule of 3oz, per inch of cake is pretty acurate, and even then I sometimes have a good amount left over.

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kkmcmahan Posted 25 Jan 2014 , 6:15pm
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Thanks, I'll check out my Wilton books and compare to what I use.

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