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What kind of fondant do you use??

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I used marshmallow fondant and it was horrible to work with. It would crack and then it just ended up with folds that didn't even think about smoothing... ugh... bad! Wilton fondant works well, but taste like a dental tray....

So... what do you use that works and tastes the best???
post #2 of 39
I'm a Satin Ice convert. Order 20 lbs. at a time from www.cakedeco.com.
post #3 of 39
I always use pre-made - Satin Ice/Fondx for white or Pettinice chocolate.
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post #4 of 39
I always used MMF but recently ordered Satin Ice from intotheoven after reading several of the forums on fondant preferance. I've done 1 three tier cake and am making several little figures with it mixed with gumpaste. I really like it!!!!
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Satin Ice! If I'm low or out, I make the Toba Garrett recipe. It's 10 times easier to work with than MMF and isn't messy to make. Comparing the ease of use with Satin Ice, I'd give it an 8 out of 10.
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post #6 of 39
I use wilton for figures,flowers and such. I don't cover cakes with it. I have found adding un sweetend kool aid to the fondant gives it a delicious smell and tastes better.
post #7 of 39
I have always made and used MMF and never seen a problem with it, although I do not know any better. I think it is time to get some Satin Ice! icon_smile.gif
post #8 of 39
Satin Ice.
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post #9 of 39
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Originally Posted by dolfin

I use wilton for figures,flowers and such. I don't cover cakes with it. I have found adding un sweetend kool aid to the fondant gives it a delicious smell and tastes better.



Is there a reason for unsweetened? I would think sweetened would make it really good. icon_lol.gif

I wonder if you can use the koolaid with mmf and Toba Garrett fondant for extra flavor too?
post #10 of 39
I ran out of red food gel and the unsweetend was what I had on hand. The fondant is sweet enough I think and it gave sort of a sweet and sour taste like the sour apple type candy.
post #11 of 39
I love love love Satin Ice, because it is super easy to work with. But I use MMF because it is about 1/5 of the price. It is a little finicky, and you have to know how to work with it, but it's good for some one like me who is just starting out.
post #12 of 39
I had used wilton in the past but had to add almost a whole bottle of butter flavor it make it taste good. I just bought Fondex to do my brothers wedding cake and it tastes like buttercream. I will never use anything else. I have also used Satin Ice Dark Chocolate and it was very tasty.
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OK, so I gather from reading this thread that there IS such a thing as tasty fondant? I love the way fondant-covered cakes look, but I have always heard it tastes nasty, or at least not as good as buttercream. What do you think?
Also, please, please, what does MMF stand for???
Laura
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Originally Posted by AmeliaIslandLaura

OK, so I gather from reading this thread that there IS such a thing as tasty fondant? I love the way fondant-covered cakes look, but I have always heard it tastes nasty, or at least not as good as buttercream. What do you think?
Also, please, please, what does MMF stand for???
Laura


Nasty fondant? In a word, Wilton! That stuff is terrible! MMF stands for MarshMallow Fondant. It's homemade from marshmallows and powdered sugar. I've found if you use a lot of Crisco with it that helps a lot.
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post #15 of 39
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Originally Posted by mqguffey

I'm a Satin Ice convert. Order 20 lbs. at a time from www.cakedeco.com.



what kind of shipping do you pay? I thought those prices were pretty good!
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