I am constantly referring people on the Wilton.com forum to videos on your site. (The ones referred most often are "Cake Construction" and "How to cover a cake with fondant using The Mat". ) New bakers have SO many questions and your videos hit the cake nail right on the head!
I began cake decorating at the age of 56 with the first of the Wilton classes at my local Michaels store. Like many others, it has turned into a passion. I have spent hundreds of hours online learning and videos like those from Sweetwise, Inc. are a blessing.
(p.s. I bought The Mat, but haven't used it yet--I'm looking forward to my next fondant cake!)
With cut-outs it is easy to make fun 3-D shapes for your fondant cakes and cupcakes. Just roll out the fondant, press down with cut-outs and lift away! Remove shapes with a small spatula. Stainless steel shapes range from 5/8 in. to 2 1/2 in
1. Layered decorations! Stack cut-out fondant pieces in different sizes and colors. 2. Fondant fill-ins! Use a smaller cut-out to remove the center of your fondant decoration. Fill in with a different color! 3. Cake insets! Cut out shapes from your fondant-covered cake, then replace the pieces with your favorite colors.