Originally Posted by jules5000
ok, the plastic sheeting from the fabric store, does it slip around on your surface that you are putting it on when you are rolling out the fondant or does it stay put? I also wonder if you did put some of that non-skid material under it if it would work with that plastic as it is so slick? That is the other thing that drives me nutty. When I am using my mat that I got from Wiltons and trying to roll fondant out with it I am wrestiling with the mat half the time. Actually more than that. I think if I did not have to wrestle with my mat I could get my fondant thinner with less effort. any ideas for non-slip mats would be great. or if my idea would work I would love to hear it and try it. I just don't have the money to buy things that are not going to work for me. I have to go now.
Check out the ateco 697 mat that I was talking about in the post above. It is big and it works very well and it is very big (24x36). I use it on my kitchen table, which is wood, but not super smooth coated wood, but still kind of smooth and it works just fine. I'm sure if it were on a completely flat surface like a different table or a counter top it would be even better. I use a wet paper towel and wipe it over the table, then place the mat and run my hands over it to get out air bubbles and 95% of the time it will stay put. My table will move, but not my mat LOL After a while (I think after I've moved it a few times and PS has gotten under it) it will come up some, but it works great IMO. It's more expensive than the mat from sweetwise, but they both give you a good result.