Review by jcreyman
Posted on 10/20/11
Don't Cover a Cake Without It
This was my first time using fondant and I had heard plenty of horror stories about how difficult it could be. I ordered THE MAT after watching the youtube video showing how easy it was to use. It worked like a charm and just as the video showed that it does. I would never cover a cake without it and it was great for my beginner skill level!! And everyone loved the end result.
Review by Linda
Posted on 10/20/11
Far too expensive
Though "The Mat" is a fine mat, the cost including shipping/handling is too expensive for anyone except those who would use it quite often. That excludes the majority of us.
Review by MargeD
Posted on 10/19/11
My first cake with fondant was my daughters three tier square wedding cake - 16, 12 and 8-inches. Bottom 2 layers were cake dummies (thank goodness!) Needed to add small circles of fondandant to corners while rolling to give square shape and make large enough. (I made a template to lay underneath the Mat to show size 24, 20 and 16-inch) - I am so thankful for the Mat and how easy it is to use - to me it is worth every penny! I'm also grateful for the video on how to care for the Mat - I have to re-roll as I did end up with creases from rolling it incorrectly - was able to work around it carefully - great product - highly recommend it!
Review by Sarah
Posted on 10/18/11
I ordered the mat last Tuesday and it arrived that Thursday--just in time for a 5 tier cake I was making for a Saturday wedding. The mat worked EXACTLY like the video shows! It moves around a little during the first couple of minutes until you get the fondant a little more flat and get going on thinning it out, but let me tell you, this mat is a MAJOR time saver. I covered five tiers in the time it would have taken me to do two the "normal" way. The time saving factor was the best part followed by the fact that I didn't have to use ANY powdered sugar! No sticking to the counter and it's so awesome to roll it out and be able to just lift the whole mat and rotate! THANK YOU for an awesome product!!
Review by Am youngblood
Posted on 10/15/11
Awesome Product! I love this thing!
I had always had problems with my fondant til I got the Mat...now it comes out beautiful every time! I bought 2 and I want another with size chart on it. I will also say this product helps me to get my fondant the right thickness and because of that I save money on fondant. I use a lot less fondant this way! LOVE MY MAT!
Review by rina
Posted on 10/9/11
The mat keeps the fondant moist every fime I used it, and very easy to used
Review by Corinna
Posted on 10/9/11
Couldn't be without it!
I found rolling fontant a challange being new to cake decorating. With the mat my cakes are perfect! Thank you for helping me look like a pro. I love that it protect the fondant from drying out. Gives me extra work time. Helps with picking up the fondant to place on the cake. I could go on and on! It's wonderful! I get rave reviews from my cakes now that I use the Mat!
Review by RachealLee
Posted on 10/4/11
Pricey but very good
This is an awesome product!! I hate that I had to pay $10 for shipping.
Review by Linda B.
Posted on 10/1/11
I was so excited to receive my mat today, just in time to help a friend cover her cake. I had watched the video prior to ordering, so was able to open it, prep them for their first use and go to town.
HOLY COW, AM I IMPRESSED!!!!!!! My friend made her first-ever batch of marshmallow fondant and truthfully I was fearful of how it would come out. THE MAT did an AMAZING job with it!
What I REALLY like about the mat is that you can completely shape your fondant and make it almost perfectly round or square, depending on what shape you need.
I can't wait to use it again!!!
Review by malvia scott
Posted on 9/30/11
my problem covering a cake before the mat
usually when im covering a cake with fondant i roll it onto the rolling pin which somtimes pose a problem if the cake is large, since the rolling pin is a specific size ,so i really like that the mat eliminates that