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.
By Kaye Hansen & Liv Hansen. Fun to make cakes that taste as good as they look. Includes step-bystep photos of techniques used to make the unique cakes as well as expert tips on all facets of cake decorating. 160 pages, full color.
Wilton presents today's most exciting new ways to display tiered cakes. Dramatic new shapes take center stage - including our unique globe pillar systems and separator sets which add a soft silhouette to any reception design. We've opened up fresh color and texture options as well, with our fabric-covered Tailored Tiers Display Set and Wrapped Pillars. The Tailored Tiers can also be wrapped with your choice of fabric, photos or patterned paper using the included acetate bands. Look inside for many more ways Wilton is building tiered cake excitement!
Valuable quick reference and idea book for any decorator. Features five of the most popular decorating tip families and explains what each does. Shows the versatility of many tips by presenting varied cake designs. Soft cover, 48 pages.
This extraordinary success-story-told by the hero himself-of a young French pastry chef who climbed his way to the top, embodies the great American dream. After working at the Savoy in London, the George V in Paris, the Princess in Bermuda, and the Homestead in Virginia, Roland Mesnier took on the job of a lifetime as pastry chef to the White House. He provides behind-the-scenes insight into the characters, tastes, and obsessions of the five presidents and first ladies he served during his 25 years in Washington. Having witnessed major world events from the hub of the world's superpower, Mesnier has unique perspective on both crises and celebrations. He recounts stories such as Carter's incessant battle for the return of American hostages in Tehran, the aftermath of the attempt to assassinate Reagan, Bush senior's doubts after the war in Kuwait, and the shock of September 11. He uncovers intimate details such as Mrs. Reagan's bad moods and Prince Charles's embarrassment at not knowing how to use a tea bag. Fiercely loyal to each of the first families, Mesnier's bipartisan message is positive and inspirational. Twelve easy-to-follow recipes include the favorite desserts of presidents Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George Bush, Bill Clinton, and George W. Bush.
In his twenty-five years as Executive White House Pastry Chef, Roland Mesnier prided himself on creating a unique dessert for every special occasion, from elaborate State Dinners and formal receptions to smaller family gatherings and birthday celebrations.
Truly a masterpiece dessert reference guide! Roland Mesnier was the White House Pastry Chef for more than 25 years. Now, using this book, anyone can create and enjoy the deserts of kings and queens. Another one of Kathy Wise Gentry's (Sweet Wise Founder) favorites!
Go beyond the basic sheet cake with these clever ideas. Designs and step-by-step instructions for general techniques using fondant and buttercream, cut and shaped sheet cakes, molding, sculpting, and more. Themes include birthday, baby, wedding, and more. 47 pages, full color.