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.
Glucose is very thick corn syrup 1 pound of glucose is about 1 1/2 cups Note: This product is prepared and packaged using machines that may come into contact with wheat/gluten, eggs, dairy or dairy products, peanuts, soy, tree nuts.
Paramount crystals are used to aid in the melting of carob, chocolate, chocolate coatings and yogurt coatings. Having trouble melting your chocolate smooth? Add Paramount Crystals to candy coating to help thin and make creamier without the fear of it staying "tacky" after it cools. These magic crystals can bring older candy coating back to a more meltable consistency. Dipping strawberries? The moisture from the berries can cause your chocolate to "seize", and Paramount Crystals can bring your chocolate back! Start with a Tablespoon of crystals, or use up to 1/4 cup per pound of coating. Add a little at a time in the melting process, stir between each addition until you have your desired consistency. Net Weight: 4 oz. (113.4g)
Piping Gel is a wonderful multi purpose clear confectionary gel. Use Piping Gel to adhere gumpaste ribbons and borders to fondant cakes. Use Piping Gel to stabilize fresh heavy cream whipped cream so that water does not seperate from the whipped cream. Use Piping Gel to adhere beads, sugar pearls or sixlets in place. You can even color and use for piped writing. Brush onto chocolate or fondant before sprinkling with sanding sugar for a glittered appearance. 1 pound.
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
No need to grease and flour your baking pan - Cake Release coats in one step. Simply spread Cake Release lightly on pan bottom and sides with a pastry brush and fill with batter. Cakes release every time, giving you the ideal surface for decorating.
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.
100% pure cocoa butter is sweet-smelling (like chocolate!), with a smooth consistency. It is an excellent all purpose moisturizer and conditioner and is widely used in the manufacture of many personal care products. Apply cocoa butter directly to your skin as a moisturizer, or use it as an ingredient for soaps, lotions & other body care recipes. Cocoa butter is extracted from the cacao bean; it is edible and can be used in chocolate and confectionary crafting. Add cocoa butter to candy coating to help thin and make creamier.Net Weight: 4 oz.
For baking: Dry ingredients like flour are best measured by weight rather than volume. For every 500 grams, or roughly 1.1 pounds of flour or other dry ingredients, use 1 tsp glycerin.
For Fondant: Add 2-3tsp of Glycerin to 2 pounds of rolled fondant to help keep it smooth and avoid cracking.
For keeping candy soft: Add 2 tsp Glycerin to every pound of candy (like caramel, taffy, candy centers, etc.).
For Royal Icing: Add 6 drops of Glycerin to every Royal Icing recipe that starts with 2 pounds of Powdered sugar to keep from hardening.
In American Style Buttercream: To help creaminess and to help avoid cracks, add 2 tsp Glycerin to every 4 cups of icing.
To Moisten Dried out Food Coloring: Add an equal amount of glycerin to completely dried food coloring to rehydrate. If color is thick but not solid, add a few drops at a time and mix until desired consistency is achieved.
To Clean Art Brushes: Rub a few drops of Glycerin into the bristles of an art brush to remove excess color and rinse clean.
Just for Fun Homemade Bubble Solution: Mix 1/2 cup Liquid Dish detergent (like Dawn), 4.5 cups water, and 4 Tbsp Glycerin. The longer the solution sits, the bigger the bubbles will get before popping.
An oil-like extract from soybeans used to preserve, emulsify and moisturize foods. Many candymakers look for lecithin as an emulsifier in real chocolates, caramel and taffy. Use with Americolor gels to color chocolate without causing it to "seize".
Net Weight: 4 fl. oz. (118.3 ml)