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post #1 of 9
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I've never used fondant before, but am anxious to try...

I have heard from somewhere* that it tastes really bad. Is that true? Or is it like any other icing?

Which is better/easier/cheaper - store bought or home-made?

I plan to use some to just get some experience and to see what its like, but I thought I'd get everyone's opinion first...

TIA

*(don't ask where - I have small children, and they suck all my brain function out before I can use it! icon_razz.gif )
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post #2 of 9
The only ready-made fondant I've used is Wilton and it tastes terrible, IMHO. I've heard that Pettinice or Satinice (not sure which) tastes really good. There is a recipe on this site for MMF - marshmallow fondant - which is what i use. Easy to make and tastes good.
post #3 of 9
I'm no help.. but thought I would add a question...

Has anyone tried FondX?
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post #4 of 9
The Wilton rolled fondant is nice to work with once you knead the heck out of it but it tastes and smells like paint, IMO. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the MMF (marshmallow fondant) recipe I found on here and found it to be quite easy to make and use. It took a bit of leg work (or rather arm work) to get it to color but tasted fantastic.
post #5 of 9
I haven't tried the Marshmallow fondant (MMF) yet, but I would really like to! So far, I use the homemade rolled fondant recipe in the wilton books, and I really like it. You can add whatever flavoring you like, and I make mine taste just like buttercream. The packaged stuff tastes really gross. I've heard that overall, fondant keeps better and longer than MMF, so it works for me! icon_smile.gif
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post #6 of 9
i made marshmallow fondant last weekend.. and i didnt like it at all... i myself like the taste of fondant.. however i never used wilton brand... i buy it in bulk from the bakery i work at... however last week i got a order of fondant from decopac company..... it was yummmy... perfect constancy and didnt stick to my board at all like the other
post #7 of 9
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I want to thank everyone for your replies! You've given me some great feedback - and I am going to try out the MMF! I can't wait!!!
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post #8 of 9
Fondant taste like crap but everone loves the way it looks. I take a couple of bags of candy melt, melt them down, add a little karo and mix it with the fondant. It taste great and is a lott easier to smooth than fondant. Also try the rolled buttercream It works great too and the taste is great. i have also just melted candy melts added some kayro and rapped it in s. rap. Let it sit for a few hours and rolls nicly over cakes, but it is hard to make flowers or anything else with it.
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post #9 of 9
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Originally Posted by pooker

I want to thank everyone for your replies! You've given me some great feedback - and I am going to try out the MMF! I can't wait!!!



Yes, try it. It tastes good. I tend to think that if you make fondant yourself, it tastes better than the Wilton packaged brand.

Other are good but expensive....

I think its cheaper to make them though....
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