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Is it me? Or does Fondant taste HORRIBLE?

post #1 of 29
Thread Starter 
Hey Gals,

I have begun to experiment with Fondant and all I can say is that is tast horrible.

Are you suppose to eat this stuff?

I have used the Wilton and it is very 'chemically', so I made MMF, which is better but really not that edible in large amounts.

Is there something that I do not know about Fondant?

HELP!

Another thing, is my MMF does not harden. Any ideas?

Thanks and Happy Caking
post #2 of 29
MMF should get hard, and you can flavor it if that helps...

Have you tried a rolled butter cream? The taste is way better! Some people use 50% mmf 50% rolled BC
post #3 of 29
Thread Starter 
Thanks for your input.. icon_smile.gif

What is rolled buttercream?
post #4 of 29
A lot of people like Satin Ice, so you might give that brand a try! : )
Wilton is horrible, MMF is better, but like you said you can't eat very much of it. To me, it tastes too much like candy so I try and use it sparingly, like only for decorations. icon_wink.gif
I need to check into the rolled buttercream too. Never tried it and not all together sure I know what it is! icon_rolleyes.gif
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post #5 of 29
You can find it on this site under the recipies section. It is simalar to fondant, tastes much better, but tends to be greaser. It is hard to cover large cakes with it, that is way alot of people use the 50% 50% trick.

I do not care for marshmellows, so I do not care for mmf, but I do mostlt kids parties and they all love it, but more of them like the rolled BC or candy clay.
post #6 of 29
Hi,
You're right, it does taste horrible! I use what's called faux fondant. It gives the smoothe look of rolled fondant/MMF but the great taste of buttercream. I have used it on two wedding cakes and been very pleased, and the brides loved it. You can see them in my photos if you want. There is a very good tutorial for the faux fondant method in the Articles file on this site. The recipe I prefer for the icing is the Crusting Buttercream II in the Recipes file here. I love it and my customers and family have loved it too.
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post #7 of 29
Wilton fondant is nasty! Worse than eating playdough! I have made homemade fondant and it is better, but still very heavy like a candy. I really like MMF, just made it for the first time and used it last night in my course 3 class. I would actually prefer to eat it to buttercream. I find buttercream too sweet and greasy. But most people don't like the texture of fondant. Rolled buttercream sounds interesting to me. I will have to try it sometime.
post #8 of 29
I've read that you can add lorran oils to your mmf ... I have them there but I haven't had the nerve to try them yet ... they come in all kinds of flavors .. I bought chocolate and cheesecake ... personally I prefer MMF to buttercream
post #9 of 29
Just a thought but, are you just eating the mmf straight? I think that is gross too, but on a cake with buttercream icing as a nice crumb coat...it tastes ok. granted I like sweet, but still most people eat the cakes and like it. I do use 50/50 mmf and rolled buttercream.

Thanks,

julia
post #10 of 29
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Originally Posted by acookieobsession

Just a thought but, are you just eating the mmf straight? I think that is gross too, but on a cake with buttercream icing as a nice crumb coat...it tastes ok. granted I like sweet, but still most people eat the cakes and like it. I do use 50/50 mmf and rolled buttercream.

Thanks,

julia



Hmm? Is it bad that I love MMf straight? I can sit down and eat a big old hunk of it with a cup of strong coffee. I know I'm pretty wierd.
post #11 of 29
I love playing with it but I don't like eating it either.
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post #12 of 29
Euphoria I don't know about "wierd" but certainly "WIRED" witha hunk of pure sugar and coffee! icon_lol.gif
Julia
post #13 of 29
i have not yet used fondant, or anything other than buttercream icing at that. i want to though, just havent had they time to experiment. i have always wondered why you would cover a cake with fondant if it taste so bad? i know it makes it look pretty and smoother, but i just dont understand why you would put it on there if you have to peel it off before eating your cake??
i also have seen cakes on here where the top of the cake is made of all sorts of things (fondant, ect.), making faries, people, flowers...where there is pratically a whole set-up sitting on top and around the cake, and they are beautiful!! but can you actually eat this stuff?? i couldnt imagine how long it would take to make something like that, and the patience to go with it. there are some really talented cake decorators here, and cake artist icon_smile.gif
post #14 of 29
Wilton fondant is definitely terrible tasting! I finally tried the Satin Ice, and it tastes much, much better. My problem with Fondant is not so much the taste, but the texture. When I have a piece of cake, I like it to be nice and soft, so I find myself peeling the fondant off anyway. My daughter wants a fondant wedding cake, and I'm trying my best to talk her out of it!
post #15 of 29
Has anyone tried to pour fondant?
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