I ordered "the mat" a few months ago but never used it. I really don't like the taste of fondant so I've always talked people out of the fondant covered cakes. Plus I am good with butter cream and can get it to look as good as fondant(but it takes a while to do that).
A couple of weeks ago I helped a friend with a wedding cake and she was using your "Elite" fondant icing, I liked the taste of it better than the Wilton brand that I have used in the past. So this past weekend I had a customer that just had to have a fondant covered cake. I ordered your Elite fondant and your Satin Ice fondant and thought I might as well try out my mat.
The Mat may just be the best tool I have purchased in the last 20 years! It was very easy to use and very fast. Rolling out the fondant was so easy after watching your video.
My mat is the old one without the lines printed on it so I'm going to cut it up for to use on small projects and order a new one with the lines printed on it for the bigger cakes.
Thanks for a great store, web site and training videos!
I'll be delivering a cake to Nashville next month, so I'll be sure and stop in and load up while I'm in town.
It helps to prevent oil separation by stabilizing the emulsion, although it is not an emulsifier. Xanthan gum also helps suspend solid particles, such as spices. Also used in frozen foods and beverages, xanthan gum helps create the pleasant texture in many ice creams, along with guar gum and locust bean gum.
Perfect for Desserts, Mousses, Glazes, Jellies, Aspics and more.
Soak in liquid until soft (about 5 minutes), squeeze dry, melt over low heat and stir into recipe as directed. Produces a clearer product than powdered gelatin. Used dry, the gelatin sheets make great windows for gingerbread houses; attach with royal icing from the inside of the house. 25 gelatin sheets included.
Used to make smoother cordial fondant centers. Typically added to fondants or candy centers before dipping. A natural enzyme derived from yeast converts sugar (sucrose into invert sugar, thereby preventing crystallization of sugar in finished candy).
Add to fondant to create an easy to work with gumpaste. Can be used in place of gum tragacanth and CMC. Added to fondant, it adds elasticity and decreases drying time. Use approximately 1 tsp to 6oz fondant. More or less can be used depending on your needs for slower modeling or quicker, firmer drying. Net Weight:1.94 oz
High ratio shortening is a quality product that when used in icing, makes the icing easier to work with. The shortening is sturdier than standard shortenings and keeps the icing from breaking down as quickly, more durable in hot and humid conditions. Net Weight: 3 pounds