imcwilli, did you happen to view the link I attached above? She addresses some of the difficulties a few have encountered. Your particular issue was mentioned in one of the comments below the video. I'v copied it in the event you missed it. I hope it helps you move The Mat from the kids' craft closet to its place of prominence in your cake room!
It said you were going to explain how to get the ripples out of the mat, but you didnt explain it. So how is this done, because I have quite a few in my mat. Thanks!!
Sorry for the delay! I DID leave that out! Sorry! Well, we will be re-filming a lot of these and will make sure it gets in next time. Depending on how bad they are, if not too bad (just from rolling it up), you can likely get them out by simply rolling The Mat in the opposite direction of the ripples. You can also roll up one sheet tightly, then the other one around it. The vinyl memory works for you here. If still bad, try soaking in hot water in the sink to soften it
, wipe dry and roll tight.
The Mat saved my fondant career. I've been using fondant for 10 years (Wilton, satin ice, homemade) and I've never found it easy to use. Re-rolling, ripping, stretching, air pockets, I was going to rip my hair out, but The Mat saved me. I wish I had one of these years ago.
Simply wash in the sink with warm soapy water, rinse well. Wipe dry with a dry paper towel, then also AIR DRY, flat
. The Mat needs to be very dry, nothing for the fondant to stick to. The sheets should be fine now, no need to season again, but if you do have any bit of static electricity, instead of shortening, this time use a light spritz of vegetable spray (NO FLOUR!). I do see people do this often; we think we'll make a new video to prevent it! Tks!
I've taken the liberty to cut and paste the comments, as I've only recently gotten satellite internet service. Prior to that I had a ridiculously slow dial-up and seldom had the opportunity to view videos. I do think that watching it will help you gain confidence in The Mat.