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.
Easily create beautiful uniform rope borders using gumpaste or even poured sugar. This mold is resistant to rips and tears and best of all, is incredibly detailed and 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. This mold is a great bargain in that it includes TWO sizes! 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. To help the ends meet at the joints, cut the rope on the angle that exists where it twists, near the end. Cut the joining rope in the same fashion, and they will go together seamlessly!