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fondant rolling surface nagging question

Hi all, please help me out on this one – what is the best recommended and food safe surface on which to roll out fondant. Am conversant with formica, glass and marble surfaces but how hygienic are they?………………….

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When I first started cake decorating I purchased a regular rolling mat, I think it was made by Wilton, and I used that for a while until I got annoyed of it lol then I just started using my marble countertop. I was able to roll any size without any problems. But before I used my countertop I cleaned it very well with Lysol spray and then wiped it off with a clean paper towel and let air dry

Last week I purchased the MAT (by Sweetwise) which is food safe. I havent used it as yet, but I will be using it at the end of the week for the first time. The reviews are great, so maybe you can consider using the MAT

Thanks a lot for that information. Will appreciate your feedback, concerning your usage of the mat.

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I use my formica countertop for rolling. It’s food-safe, and is as clean as you make it (if you know what I mean).

Just an FYI.. I have the MAT and love it… it is the best purchase I made!

Jennifer, https://www.facebook.com/PrimaCakesandCookies

I also have the Mat. I use it when I have large cakes. My tip would be make sure you season it (prep it with shortening) before you first use. Sweet wise has a YouTube video showing how to do it. I didn’t see it till after the first time I used it and my fondant stuck. But it works great once you get used to it.

Diane, South Eastern Connecticut, http://www.facebook.com/bellacakesandconfections

3D sweets, PrimaCakes & BellaCakes, i really apprecite your feedback. Concerning the mat, is it prone to retain colour stains; when you use it for dark coloured fondants like red, black & purple? Cos with formica surfaces, you need to clean really very hard especially; when the next fondant you want to roll is a lighter colour e.g white.

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I haven’t rolled those colors with mine yet. The darkest I have rolled is green and it was a store bought green. It has not left any color on the mat.

Jennifer, https://www.facebook.com/PrimaCakesandCookies

Mine never retains any color. I make and color my own fondant even black and I’ve never had a problem with it.

Diane, South Eastern Connecticut, http://www.facebook.com/bellacakesandconfections

I hope it doesnt retain colors because the first color I plan on rolling is black

I use a 24 × 18″ Non-Stick Board – they only seem to come in a dark green. I find it big enough for almost everything. Various places in the UK sell them – not sure if they’re available in the US or other countries. It varies in price from £40-50 depending on where you buy it. HTH.

Helenna at http://ClearlyCake.com