I am constantly referring people on the Wilton.com forum to videos on your site. (The ones referred most often are "Cake Construction" and "How to cover a cake with fondant using The Mat". ) New bakers have SO many questions and your videos hit the cake nail right on the head!
I began cake decorating at the age of 56 with the first of the Wilton classes at my local Michaels store. Like many others, it has turned into a passion. I have spent hundreds of hours online learning and videos like those from Sweetwise, Inc. are a blessing.
(p.s. I bought The Mat, but haven't used it yet--I'm looking forward to my next fondant cake!)
CakePlay’s convenient pre-cooked Isomalt Sticks let you start decorating in just a few minutes. Simply melt the number of isomalt sticks you need in the microwave, and you’re ready to go! No stress and no mess. We’ve taken away the hassle of working with traditional isomalt to make any decorating project a piece of cake! CakePlay’s pre-cooked isomalt sticks are made with the highest-purity isomalt available. The color and clarity of this isomalt remains true during melting and application. And with CakePlay’s convenient packaging, there’s little to no waste. Simply use the amount of isomalt sticks you need. If you melt a bit too much isomalt, just pour it onto a Silpat® mat, then store in an air-tight container to reuse later on another project. Unused isomalt sticks can be stored in an air-tight container for up to 2 years.
CakePlay’s Isomalt Sticks are better than sugar for professional cake decorating.
1.This pre-cooked isomalt melts in the microwave in just a few seconds. No cooking is required. 2.Sugar burns easily, but isomalt won’t change color when heated. 3.Sugar absorbs more water than isomalt, so it’s more hygroscopic and more difficult to use. 4.Unlike sugar, CakePlay’s isomalt resists crystallization, even after remelting. Just let it cool and you can easily use it again for a different application. 5.Isomalt is less fragile and easier to work with. 6.When properly cooked, tempered, handled and stored, isomalt is more forgiving of high-humidity conditions.