Vinyl Problem With Rolling Fondant

Decorating By Toptier Updated 21 Jul 2008 , 1:16am by karensue

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Toptier Posted 20 Jul 2008 , 7:28pm
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So I went and bought a piece of heavyweight vinyl at the fabric store for rolling out fondant...when I used it I greased it very lightly with shortening and rolled out my fondant but when I flipped it over there was a light "cratering" effect on it. Is my vinyl too lightweight? Anyone have the same issue? I bought the heaviest one that they had, not sure what the issue is here. I'm ready to buy the namebrand silicone mat after this!

Any suggestions anyone? Thanks!

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Cakechick123 Posted 20 Jul 2008 , 7:48pm
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I normally use two pieces. flip the rolled piece on to the 2nd sheet and then onto the cake, this way the smooth side is on top again. I always have the little cratering/cracks on the bottom.

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peg818 Posted 20 Jul 2008 , 9:04pm
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usually the fondant is still so moist that you can smooth out any imperfections with your hands.

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karensue Posted 21 Jul 2008 , 1:16am
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I've always had this problem when rolling on vinyl or silicone mats. I know Sharon Zambito uses this method and doesn't have this problem, but I don't know why.

Sharon, can you tell us what we might be doing wrong?

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