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.
Cake Dummy Solid, White styrofoam. To cover cake dummies, cover the dummy with piping gel, and then cover with fondant.
Due to softness of Styrofoam, there may be small dents or imperfections. These are easily covered or hidden with additional buttercream.