Cathy, had to tell you how much I love my Home Mat. Just completed a 22 cake order using Satin Ice fondant and The Mat. Could not have done what I did without this great product. Was able to knead, roll and cover a 6" 2 layer cake in less than 5 minutes..a new record for me. I have all 3 sizes of The Mat and use them constantly. Thanks for a great product..and super video
The two ended tool is extremely useful in shaping flowers and adding texture to them. The larger end has a wide curved edge to add a curl to the edge or round a petal. The second side is thinner and comes to a point and is great for adding lines and texture to petals.
For flowers & leaves you roll the sugarpaste over the board and cut out your shape with your cutter. Peel the shape up thin out the edges and insert your wire to make flower or leaf petals. This board is also reversible so you have a larger surface to roll out your flat gumpaste items. A nonstick pad is included in the package to keep the board from moving while you are working.
Thick and thin squares are the ideal soft surface for shaping flowers, leaves and other fondant or gum paste cutouts. Use the thin square for thinning petal edges with a ball tool, carving vein lines on leaves and making ruffled fondant strips. Use the thick square for cupping flower centers.