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post #16 of 29
Poured fondant is completely different! Basically a sugar coating.

Mill Lane fondant tastes NOTHING like Wilton (shudder) or MMF... it's REALLY good!
post #17 of 29
Fondant doesn't taste horrible. The amount of people that say that on this site gives people the wrong impression. I've never tasted the Wilton stuff but homemade fondant tastes like a slightly chewier royal icing to me at least. Which you prefer is just a matter of personal taste and cultural differences. What you grew up with as a child has a great influence on what you find tastes good. I'm going to share the fondant recipe I use for anyone who wants to try it. It is really easy and most certainly doesnt taste horrible. You be the judge.

3 Tbsp cold water
1 1/2 level tsp powdered unflavoured gelatine
1 1/2 Tbsp liquid glucose or light corn syrup
2 tsp glycerine
1 lb icing sugar

Put approx. 2/3 of the icing sugar in a bowl and make a well in the centre.

Pour the water into a saucepan and sprinkle on the powdered gelatine shaking the pot slightly to avoid lumps if necessary. Do not stir

Dissolve the gelatine water mixture over a very low heat.

Stir in the glucose and glycerine and then remove from the heat.

Pour gelatine mixture into the well in the centre of the icing sugar and stir with a wooden spoon from the centre outwards to avoid making a lumpy mixture.

When unable to stir anymore turn out onto a table liberally dusted with icing sugar and knead in reamining sugar until a smooth pliable paste is formed.


I find that sometimes you need a bit more icing sugar than the 1 lb so that u have enough to dust the table. Any adventurous person can give it a try and let me know what they think.
post #18 of 29
I have some chocolate Saatin Ice and it doesn't taste bad. I too hate fondant but do use some to make decorations like bows etc. I am going to make some choco-pan this weekend and will let you know how it tastes. has anyone here tried the choco-pan. I think you can get a fondant effect using the water spray bottle method because it gets the frosting so smooth. From my understanding fondant is used more in the British Isles and Australia than here. Although it does seem to be catching on in the U.S. Fearlessbaker
post #19 of 29
SweetHonesty, can this be flavored at all? I want to try it as it sounds pretty good.

deb
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post #20 of 29
Fondant does indeed taste nasty. Too sweet, too chewy, too ew.
"I just hate health food"--Julia Child
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post #21 of 29
I'm a fan of MMF also. It can be rolled thin and is easy to work with. It's cheap too! I tried the rolled buttercream last night. Gotta work on that one!! It tears very easily and I wound up going 50/50 with MMF. That worked much better. MMF will eventually harden, but if you want to speed up the process a bit add some gumtex or tylose. You could also go 50/50 with gumpaste. Another tip I learned (from SquirrellyCakes) was to add 1 tsp of powdered fixodent to a wad of MMF the size of a baseball. It will harden. I can't always get gumtex or tylose in my area, but the powdered fixodent is readily available. It works well. In my photos, I've got pics where I used "fixed MMF" - the red robot appendages, Tink's wings, Cross on the holy hand grenade and the rays of the sun.
post #22 of 29
drurys: I improve the taste the fondant by adding almond extract. It does wonders for the taste. I try to roll as thin as I can and as thin as it is possible for decorating...

It is not bad.
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post #23 of 29
Fondant is really just a candy that can be rolled out, and certainly is not as fluffy and creamy as buttercream. I had to get myself out of the mindset that fondant replaces buttercream...it does not.

So my way around using fondant is to make sure that cake is moist and torted on a few levels with the most delicious filling, so the lack of buttercream is compensated for.

It really is decorative. I make mine homemade, and some people will eat it it, others will peel it off and eat the cake. It is for beauty.
However, I found a recipe where the fondant just melts in your mouth. You make white chocolate candy clay, and knead it into the marshmallow or homemade fondant . (DO NOT under any circumstances, use wilton.) The fondant becomes smooth and delicious with a great white choc flavor.
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post #24 of 29
I wouldn't call it horrible, but it is very sweet.

It doesn't even come close to an Italian Meringue buttercream. However with a good cake and filling it's not that bad.
post #25 of 29
Momlittr I have only ever flavoured it with a bit of almond essence. I am not sure how the oil flavours favoured by many on this site would work.
post #26 of 29
is it ironic that as I sat down to play on the computer for a little while, I had a coke in one hand and some mmf in the other. Proves that either I too am weird or that I will eat whatever is in front of me!
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post #27 of 29
Ha Ha ddog! I am not alone yeah!
post #28 of 29
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Originally Posted by ddog

is it ironic that as I sat down to play on the computer for a little while, I had a coke in one hand and some mmf in the other. Proves that either I too am weird or that I will eat whatever is in front of me!



Oh, my gosh, that is toooo funny!!!!! icon_lol.gif
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post #29 of 29
Coke flavored MMF.....the kids would love it, ddog!
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