I bought The Mat for my very first try with fondant and it was amazing.
The fondant was perfect on the 8-inch round cake, no bubbles, no ruffles, no ridges. The Mat is a must for anyone working with fondant, amateur or professional. Why complicate matters when there's such a simple, fool-proof tool! I am a self-taught lifelong hobbyist but I strive for professional-level results and I am glad I bought The Mat for my first time working with fondant.
The detail in this mold is extraordinary! This mold is so flexible, your flowers will come out with every petal in shape. The mold is so realistic, and best of all, nothing sticks to it!! This mold is very soft and flexible and can easily go from as high as 450 degrees to the freezer without affecting the mold! Kathy's Tip: Be sure to make your gumpaste ahead of time (by adding Tylose Powder to your Fondant), wrap it up and let it sit for 20-30 minutes so it can firm up slightly. Then place it into the mold, and it will come out much more easily, without stretching. Letting it sit in the larger molds like this one a little longer, perhaps 20 minutes up to an hour, will allow you to get every folded petal, nook and cranny, without flaws or stretching. A GREAT bonus about this mold is that you can get SMALLER ROSES by simply filling only the center!
1/4" X 12" - Replaces old fashioned wood dowels. These dowels cut easily with scissors/shears. For extra support insert 2 small dowels into large dowel. Sanitary and easy to see when disassembling cake. Also, use for gumpaste flowers- drying tube and applique.
This small (12") poly dowels can fit inside the large (16") poly dowels if you need some extra strength for your structure.
Poly-Dowels® US Pat. 8,196,879
Sized for the PROFESSIONAL decorator. Largest Fondant Mat on the market, at 30" X 30" - will cover up to a 20" cake.
THE ONLY FOOD SAFE VINYL FONDANT MAT AVAILABLE - This patent pending 2-mat system is a revolutionary way to roll out and cover cakes with fondant. Use this Food Safe tool and our method to make a Fondant cake and get professional results instantly! EVERYONE from beginner to seasoned decorator will turn out professional results the first time and every time.
About THE MAT…. similar plastic or vinyl products are petroleum based and contain phthalates that are used as a plasticizer. Both are known to create health problems and concentrations of these can build in the body over time. Most if not all similar plastic products are made in China and use petroleum oil and contain phthalates and heavy metals like mercury and lead. If you unroll similar plastic products and smell the plastic, you’ll smell a strong chemical or petroleum order. If you smell THE MAT in comparison, you’ll notice a nice clean smell similar to plastic food wraps.
We chose to have THE MAT manufactured in US so we could be absolutely certain that THE MAT is made of food safe materials and manufactured in a food safe environment. THE MAT is made with soybean oil and other food safe components that are listed as food safe in Code of Federal Regulations. The Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) is the codification of the general and permanent rules published in the Federal Register by the executive departments and agencies of the United States Federal Government. Title 21 Sections 174 - 182 is the section of the CFR that pertains to materials and substances that are determined to be food safe.