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The Mat---for fondant

post #1 of 44
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Has anyone purchased this mat?? If so do you like it?? Online with Caljava it states works best with Fondax, does it also work ok with MMF?? Interested in purchasing but wanted to see others opinions.
Thanks for your help!
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post #2 of 44
I bought it because of all the talk on here, received it about 2 weeks ago. It is the absolute best thing since cake itself. I used it w/ MMF. No problems. Allow yourself a little time to just get used to it, but worked beautifully. Can't wait to use it again.
post #3 of 44
I've been using a "mat" for a long time....bought at the fabric store a lot cheaper. I also never used the "double" mat system. I love using a mat...it's the only way I will cover a cake with fondant, but mine was waaaaaaaay cheaper.
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post #4 of 44
I bought it and I love it!! I think it works better than even the silpat type mats on the market. I have two of them and every time I trim using my pizza cutter, it cuts the thing up. It also will stain with some of the petal colors. Ive done both on The Mat and have had no problems what so ever.
I can tell you that you can buy the same vinyl at a fabric store probably for cheaper. Ive used the same method for rolling out pie dough and used press and seal for years and never thought to try it with fondant!! One of those Duh moments that I could of made a bundle off of it if I had thought of it first!!! lol
post #5 of 44
I too bought the Mat. I have mixed reviews. The first time I used it, it was okay. The second time I used it the fondant stuck all over it. I had to use a whole new batch of fondant. I used MMF both times. If I use it again I might just use the bottom mat and see how that works.
post #6 of 44
I have used the mat and I like the way the "mat" works. I used with wilton fondant and had no problem at all. Made adding fondant easy and quick.
REMEMBER, that the mat is food safe, the vinyl you purchase at the fabric store is not. If going to all the trouble of keeping things that go on and in the cake food safe why use a product that is not considered food safe.
post #7 of 44
I bought The Mat, and I'm very happy with it. It works exactly as demonstrated in the video, and I really, really like knowing that it is food safe. In general, I think that us cake decorators are so "resourceful" that we end up using a lot of tools on our cakes that weren't meant to touch food -- craft store vinyl being one of them. I will always support a product that is made for our craft with food safety in mind.
post #8 of 44
I just got the mat and I LOVE it! It used to take me a half hour to cover one cake. I just made a 4 tier cake and it took 30 minutes to cover all of them. I used homemade MMF, and I just made sure it wasnt too sticky and it was totally fine. I completely recommend it- worth every penny!
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post #9 of 44
I love the Mat but I used it with Duff fondant and it stuck. Not sure if I haven't used it enough to get it seasoned or if it's the brand of fondant. I'm going to do some experiments with other fondants and see how it goesicon_smile.gif
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post #10 of 44
I've taken classes at Sweetwise which is the company that makes "The Mat" and people that were in the class as well used all different kinds of fondant including Duff's and it all works. However all of the mats used there are very well seasoned so that does help. I bought my own mat and the first few times it got stuck in a few places but it never created bny issues with the fondant. Just make sure that you season your mat very well and it does get better with use. Good Luck
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post #11 of 44
I purchased the "MAT" last year and I absolutely LOVE IT!! I used Satin Ice fondant and MMF and the "MAT" worked like a charm. Both types of fondant rolled easily with no sticking. Before the "MAT" is used the blue Ateco mat and the "MAT" beat it hand downs. I just wish that I knew about a lot sooner then maybe my fondant work would have looked a lot better.
post #12 of 44
I got THE MAT for Christmas it works great but it seems to leave marks on the fondant from air bubbles??? When I roll out on my counter with the same fondant it is smooth...any help?
post #13 of 44
They put out a new video to solve the problem. They call it pockmarks.
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post #14 of 44
Yea I saw that but they say its because you have too much color in it or knead it wrong but in my case that doesn't make sense because if I roll the same batch out onto my counter or pampered chef mat it doesn't do it????
post #15 of 44
As I have said on other threads about this product, I love it. In fact I am going to buy more for my cakery. We will use that until I can afford a sheeter. But right now we are looking to put a sheeter in the business plan. Yay!
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