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.
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.
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
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).
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.
Guar gum is used in the preparation of multiple food products,thickening of dairy products such as milk and yogurt, the lubrication and binding of meat, and the improvement of the texture and shelf life of baked goods it is eight times stronger than cornstarch.It's also a common ingredient in gluten-free and vegan recipes .Guar gum is typically used in foods such as ice cream, smoothies, puddings and soups because of its water-absorbing properties.One of the most common uses of guar gum is the stabilizing of salad dressing, sauces and condiments.
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.
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)