Textured Mats made easyMichael Joy
Pastry’s Best Magazine, November 2005

Mold making is the perfect process for chefs looking to create unique patterns and shapes not available to the public market. Textured mats are invaluable for adding flair to your pastry designs, and the good news is, they are simple to make. With the ever increasing demands pastry chefs face to be more creative with less time, this is a great technique to quickly enhance the surface of chocolate, sugar and fondant.
For this demonstration, we have chosen to make a silicone mold from textured wallpaper. If you have never made a silicone mold before, this is an excellent way to learn basic techniques while creating a beautiful and useful tool for your kitchen.

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