I kind of “bumped” into this website called Sweet Wise and I found a video of this tool called the “mat.” It is a mat that you can roll out your fondant and place it on the cake and the fondant does not have to touch the counter AND you don’t have to lift it with a roller or your hands…seriously. If this does not make any sense to you at all, here is a link to the video about the mat!
I never thought I would like to decorate cakes as I don’t like crafts or things like that very much. I have found in the last year that the cake decorating thing, is actually right up my alley. It is very theraputic for me…even though my hubby says it takes too long:) LOL. But, the more I do the faster I get and it saves me $100′s every year because cakes have gotten really expensive.
Anyway, I decided I wanted to try this mat…really really badly wanted to try it. They were on pre-order and I got news today that mine is on it’s way! Yay!!!!
So be watching soon as I am so YouTubing my mat experience. I really hope it is here in time for my cake I am doing this weekend but if not then be expecting a cake, just for fun, in 2-3 weeks.
Here is a little more information about this mat.
- It comes in 3-sizes, which are a Mini Mat, Home Mat, and Pro Mat. I went with the Home mat because the pro mat is pretty large and my small counters would not be the best fit. But the home mat looks like it is definietly big enough to suit my needs and then some.
- It has a top and a bottom to it so the fondant does not have to actually touch the counter or your rolling pin or fondant roller as you roll it out AND it does not dry out while you roll it…you can walk away and take a break and it is cove
- It has measuremnts on it and tells you how much fondant to use. This I LOVE too. I have used a ruler and rings around my fondant roller to get the right measurements and it sometimes is a huge nightmare. I already know I am going to be ecstatic about the measuremnts!
- So much more and I will share when I get it.
Needless to say, I am giddy with excitement. I know, I know, I am now officially a “cake geek.” I don’t care though, it is going to be awesome!
See you in a week or two when I post my own video and post about the mat!
Happy cake decorating!