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.
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!
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.
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.
Beginning with more than 20 basic recipes and the basics about equipment, create 24 amazing cakes, cookies, and cupcakes that are perfect for kids. Covering a large range of themes and ages. Great for any level of decorator. 224 pages, full color.
Create vibrant and colorful cakes with this instructional book. Starting with three basic cake recipes along with buttercream, royal icing, and fondant, a variety of unique cake designs can be made. 112 pages, full color.
By Roland Winbeckler. Features exercises to master the airbrush plus how to make stencils, create designs from borders to portraits including ribbons and water effects. 34 pages. Color photos of finished products, with instructions.
120 recipes for all types of cakes, perfect for any occasion. Includes classic and unique cake flavors as well as a variety of low-fat and gluten-free options. The introduction covers troubleshooting tips and notes on equipment and ingredients. 172 pages, full color.