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Satin Ice fondant VS. Wilton or MMF

post #1 of 50
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i tried wiltons once or twice. i like that it is smooth, but dont care for the taste, so i make mmf. sometimes the batch isnt so smooth (sugar crystals) and it takes so long and is messy. i am making a huge 4 or 5 tier birthday cake next week and found a store locally that sells the satin ice fondant. it seems rather pricey so before i spend $40 or $50 dollars on it, i thought i'd get some feedback. how does it roll out, look and taste compared to the others. thank you !
post #2 of 50
I love the taste of Satin Ice and so do my customers. It isn't chewy like Wilton's is either. As far as working with it, it doesn't have as much "stretch" as Wilton's but is still very easy to work with.
post #3 of 50
The few times I have used fondant, I have used the Satin Ice and it is really very nice to work with. I have made MMF once or twice and if you can get the Satin Ice, that's the way to go!!! It is also nice if you want to add a flavoring to it.
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post #4 of 50
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what is the satin ice taste? does it have a flavor to it? (like mmf resembles marshmallows...)

or what flavors are good to add? brands- oils?
post #5 of 50
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how about pettinice? theres another store here that sells that and it is 7 dollars cheaper than the satice ice, at 20.0 for 5 lbs
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I absolutely HATE making MMF and don't like that it's SO stretchy. That said, I DO like the price! LOL! Is there a good recipe for a tasty, but less messy, fondant?
post #8 of 50
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i guess that recipe would be called BUY IT PREMADE~ i hear you on the mess. i just want to save some time and messes but i dont know if buying it from wilton is a good exchange...thats why i want to find out about pettinice and satin ice.
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WHAT DOES SATIN ICE TASTE LIKE?!
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post #10 of 50
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http://thebusinessofcake.blogspot.com/2006/06/fondant-comparison.html

http://www.baking911.com/asksarahbb/lofiversion/index.php?t184.html

it sounds like fondX or satin ice it better...they said that pettinice has a chemical aftertaste.

hmmm....
post #11 of 50
I think Stain Ice has a nice vanilla flavor too it--almost a vanilla marshmallow but better than MMF. Works great, though I find it a bit softer than Wilton. I love working with Wilton fondant--the best consistency, just an awful taste.
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post #12 of 50
In my opinion, the Pettinice works fair and tastes better than Wilton but still not wonderful tasting. Satin Ice has a very good taste. The white has a nice vanilla taste and the chocolate has a flavor similar to fudge. I like working with Satin Ice.
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post #13 of 50
For price alone, mmf is the way to go. Mine is rarely messy. How are y'all mixing it? I do it by hand, in a LARGE bowl, and most of the sugar is contained. Roll with Crisco.
post #14 of 50
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mmf is not too terribly messy, i do it in a large bowl too...but i dont always get it consistant. sometimes its smooth, other times i get hard sugar lumps or cystals in it that dont disolve after sitting over night. i dont mind doing it for small cakes since i am baking from my home kitchen, but this cake i am doing next week, i need at least 7-8 batches so for 20 minutes a batch, i wanted to save some time...since my time on this cake is free (stupid, i know- i need to agree happily when someone offers to pay me rather than say, oh-dont worry about that). i agreed to take payment for ingredients only.
post #15 of 50
Melysa - this is what I have found out....I only use Wilton to cover the cake board or to model something in which I will add gumpaste so nobody ever eats it.

I started off with Satin Ice and people picked it off.

Then I used Pettinice cuz my cake shop switched stated people liked it better and I had issues with the white color being ivory and people still picked it off.

Now I am doing straight MMF. I have found a super easy and fairly clean way to make it and I have never had an issue after my first messy batch. But guess what - - - people still pick it off.

So I save my money and have found a very easy, less messy and consistent way to make MMF and I am happy.
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