I ordered "the mat" a few months ago but never used it. I really don't like the taste of fondant so I've always talked people out of the fondant covered cakes. Plus I am good with butter cream and can get it to look as good as fondant(but it takes a while to do that).
A couple of weeks ago I helped a friend with a wedding cake and she was using your "Elite" fondant icing, I liked the taste of it better than the Wilton brand that I have used in the past. So this past weekend I had a customer that just had to have a fondant covered cake. I ordered your Elite fondant and your Satin Ice fondant and thought I might as well try out my mat.
The Mat may just be the best tool I have purchased in the last 20 years! It was very easy to use and very fast. Rolling out the fondant was so easy after watching your video.
My mat is the old one without the lines printed on it so I'm going to cut it up for to use on small projects and order a new one with the lines printed on it for the bigger cakes.
Thanks for a great store, web site and training videos!
I'll be delivering a cake to Nashville next month, so I'll be sure and stop in and load up while I'm in town.
If you want to cut your decorating time, Wilton multi-opening tips are a great solution. Each tip creates several uniform decorations simultaneously so you can cover an area of your cake much faster than with a single opening tip.
The Wilton Tip Saver is the quick and easy tool you need to restore any size tip to its original shape. Simply place the tip over its pointed or cone shape end, put on the cover and twist back and forth.
Instructions To straighten tops of standard tips, slide tip into narrow end of barrel-shaped section. Fit knob end of cone shaped section into tip as shown and twist back and forth, using light pressure, until top of tip is straightened. Loosen with your finger or a pencil to remove. For large tips, place tip into wide end of barrel-shaped section, and follow instructions above. To straighten openings of tips 1 to 12 or to open star tips, push pointed end of cone shaped section into bottom of tip and through opening. Turn gently back and forth until tip regains original shape.
Star techniques and drop flowers; the finely cut teeth of 199 thru 364 create decorations with many ridges; use 6B and 8B with pastry dough too. All tips work with standard bags and couplers, unless otherwise indicated.