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Wilton Fondant, why YECH?

post #1 of 24
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I've read a couple of posts saying how Wilton fondant is not good. I have never used fondant, but want to experiment some day soon. So I guess my question is, what are you thoughts on Wilton fondant and why?
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post #2 of 24
It tastes sooooooooooooo nasty!! I don't care what you add to it either, nothing improves the taste of it... There are 2 types that do taste good, Satin Ice, which I've taste a couple of weekends ago and it was delicious, but it's very pricey... and MMF - Marshmallow fondant which is cheap to make and tastes really good ...

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post #3 of 24
Wilton fondant tastes terrible. I recently purchased some Satin Ice and it was kind of expensive. For practicing...I think I would use the Wilton because it is not too expensive. But when you decide to do a cake for serving...I would use the Satin Ice. icon_smile.gif
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post #4 of 24
I don't know why Wilton doesn't taste good., but it is pretty universally agreed that it doesn't --maybe too much gum in the mix? I like Bakels Pettinice best. SatinIce and Fond-X are OK too. I've never tried it, but Choco-Pan is said to be really good, though expensive.
post #5 of 24
EWWWWWWWW ... I agree. Wilton fondant is terrible. I recently made my first cake and used that stuff. I thought maybe is started tasting better as it hardened because no one in there right mind would serve that to people. It looked pretty though. I am going to try the MMF this weekend ... I will post what I think of it.
post #6 of 24
Just take our word for it! It's disgusting! For pratice fine, but for actual eating, just DON'T! Search previous posts in the forums and you'll see, it's a hot topic and usually gets a rise out of people icon_mad.gif
So, I'm not going to rant and rave about it, I'll just say it plainly, it sucks!

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post #7 of 24
icon_smile.gif Hi,
I always my own... The MArshmallow kind is very easy to make and taste good.. NOw that I make my own, I don't skimp on using it...the ingredients are really cheap..... 16 Oz. Mini Marshmallows, 3 T. Water, 16 oz. Powdered sugar... try it.. icon_smile.gif
post #8 of 24
The first time I used the Wilton fondant was for class. I didnt particularlly like the taste. I sent the present cake in for my sons birthday in school. The teachers were impressed and his teacher said that the class liked it. I did flavor the fondant with fruit punch flavored oil.

The second time I used it was for the final cake in course 3. I made the fondant roses and my daugher who loves buttercream frosting asked for one of the roses with her cake. (Mind you she normally asks for tons of frosting to go with her cake). Her exact words were, "Mom there is something wrong with this icing!"

I did try the MMF about 2 weeks ago. The taste is much better and both my kids and husband liked the taste. I havent worked with using it on a cake. I was more curious about the taste, but it is very simple to make. Just mix in the coloring with the melted marshmallows before you combine the marshmallows with the powdered sugar.

Good Luck!
post #9 of 24
I tried the wilton fondant when i made my first cake, to me it tasted like someone added a cup of melted rubber or better melted plastic looool. I m wondering how come wilton doesn't do anything about it? anyone that tries that product never buys it again.
post #10 of 24
I think it tastes like stale cooking oil, DH thinks it tastes like chemicals. Either way, Yuck!

I like the price of MMF, taste of Satin Ice, and have settled on Collette Peters' homemade fondant recipe for everyday use.
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post #11 of 24
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Originally Posted by alimonkey

...and have settled on Collette Peters' homemade fondant recipe for everyday use.



What's her recipe?
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post #12 of 24
Hi Everyone.
I made the mmf followed the instructions everything was great nice and smooth rolled beautiful.I made some cutouts to use on a cake when I went to pick them up they were crumbly for lack of a better word,they sort of peeled away in layers like a Hungery Jack biscuit lol. Can anyone tell me what I did wrong? Thanks in advance for your help, I love this site,I am on here all day long read every post have learned so much from everyone.
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post #13 of 24
I've never been able to get quite the right consistency with MMF, Collette's recipe turns out great every time. It turns quite stiff if it has sat for a while, but softens up with some kneading. I like it because it doesn't dry out like the MMF and it's almost as cheap.

2 lbs 10x sugar
1/4 c. cold water
1T unflavored gelatin
1/2 c corn syrup
1 1/2 T glycerine
1 t flavoring

In a large bowl sift sugar and make a well

Pour water in small saucepan. Add gelatin and let sit (about 5 min) until soft. Heat until dissolved. DO NOT BOIL.

Turn off heat and add corn syrup & glycerin, stirring until well blended. Add flavoring.

Pour into sugar well and mix until blended. Knead until stiff. Shape into a ball, wrap in plastic & store in an airtight container. Let rest 8 hrs, especially if humid.

***When I make this it's pretty sticky and doesn't quite take all the sugar in the bowl. Some if it gets hard and lumpy, so I take it out of the bowl, sprinkle some powdered sugar on the board and knead it. Do not be tempted to add too much more sugar. It will be impossible to knead after resting.
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post #14 of 24
My family must be the exception to the rule because we like the Wilton fondant. However, since discovering Colette Peters' recipe, I make my own fondant, which we like just as well. I used Colette's recipe for my final cake in Course III.

Like Alimonkey, I never could get the marshmallow fondant right either.

For the first time user of fondant, I would suggest buying a box of the Wilton just so you'll know what the consistency is supposed to be like. And to see for yourself if you like it or not.
post #15 of 24
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Originally Posted by cuillere

... to me it tasted like someone added a cup of melted rubber or better melted plastic looool. .




Thats how I would describe the taste as well!! icon_lol.gif
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