So Excited . . . The Mat Came Yesterday!!

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SweetSyren Posted 16 Nov 2010 , 6:53pm
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I'm excited to try out the The Mat on a cake I am doing next week. icon_biggrin.gif Any suggestions or tips I should know about before or while using it? Thanks!!

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sewsweet2 Posted 16 Nov 2010 , 9:35pm
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Got mine inthe mail about a week ago. I used it to roll out MMF and it worked fine. I suggest watching the YouTube video that they posted on using The Mat.

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Ivy383 Posted 16 Nov 2010 , 9:44pm
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They have fast delivery. I used mine for the first time this weekend on my dora cake. I really liked it! I just put some crisco on one side of the mat. You only have to do that the first time you use it. icon_biggrin.gif

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slsharratt Posted 16 Nov 2010 , 9:52pm
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i've used mine about 3 times since i got it last month. my only complaint was that i can't get it to line up evenly to re-roll it into the tube. i have the white resin wilton rolling pin and it would be FANTASTIC if i could roll the pin in the MAT and then put both into the shipping/storage tube, but it always ends up like a bad carpet roll.

other than that I LOVE IT!!!! you can leave fondant out all night sealed in the MAT and it is completely useable the next morning icon_redface.gif

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sewsweet2 Posted 17 Nov 2010 , 1:22am
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I had that same problem too when I was rolling it up. I'm going to purchase some 2" pvc pipe and put caps on the end to store my mat in. I think I'll make it about 36" or long so I don't have to worry about rolling it back up perfect to fit in the cardboard tube they supply.

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Balusekc Posted 17 Nov 2010 , 1:42am
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I got mine this week too! I can't wait to use it which will either be Thursday or Friday.

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zoraya Posted 17 Nov 2010 , 1:44am
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Ok, I've been under a rock for a while now. Whats "The Mat"? icon_biggrin.gif

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lizdeba Posted 17 Nov 2010 , 1:50am
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I just got mine a few days ago too! Can't wait to try it out. If you don't know what "The Mat" is.... check it out here:

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KateLS Posted 17 Nov 2010 , 2:49am
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The one thing I noticed was I needed to make sure I kneaded my fondant real well with ps before rolling it with the mat. When I kneaded it with a bit of shortening, I noticed I had more little tiny holes in it. Also be careful when putting it on your cake. I squished the frosting on one side of my cake because of the weight of it all. =) So I just need to get more practice with it. =) But I'll tell you! I have so much less mess! I am so happy I got one!

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lyndim Posted 17 Nov 2010 , 3:04am
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Just got mine! Yippee! How the little things in life make me so happy icon_lol.gif

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