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post #31 of 45

Any fondant can be rolled out thinly - at least once you are skilled in doing so.  I pay $40 for a 20lb bucket of Satin Ice, so it's really hard to imagine paying more than twice that. I think I'd be more inclined to flavor the Satin Ice.

post #32 of 45
LOVE it! Fondarific is my favorite.

Yes, it is very soft & flexible. I use corn starch instead of sugar when it starts to stick. I also let cut items dry a few before moving them so they hold shape.

I like it because of the taste, flexibility, can roll thin, it's forgiving, & it's easy to blend seams.

I've tried & tried satin ice. I've never gotten the hang of it. It tears on me every single time. I want so much to like it but just haven't yet accomplished it.

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post #33 of 45
LOVE it! Fondarific is my favorite.

Yes, it is very soft & flexible. I use corn starch instead of sugar when it starts to stick. I also let cut items dry a few before moving them so they hold shape.

I like it because of the taste, flexibility, can roll thin, it's forgiving, & it's easy to blend seams.

I've tried & tried satin ice. I've never gotten the hang of it. It tears on me every single time. I want so much to like it but just haven't yet accomplished it.

I should also mention I live in very humid Charleston, SC. I fridge all my cakes with no problems.

www.VeryDeliciousDesserts.com

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It's never "just cake!"

 

You may get a cake for $way to little but you won't get this cake!

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www.VeryDeliciousDesserts.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Delicious-Desserts/207874222593145

 

It's never "just cake!"

 

You may get a cake for $way to little but you won't get this cake!

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post #34 of 45

I haven't been making cakes too long but have always used Wilton fondant since I'm so close to the corporate store and have easy access.  I recently tried the fondarific after hearing so many good things about it.  Here is my initial opinion...I purchased the BC fondant not realizing there is a chocolate based one as well.  The taste was good but not too far off from Wilton.  When I rolled it using the Mat it stuck so I rolled it out on the counter and it rolled nicely and covered nicely.  I will try it again with the Mat to see if I can keep it from sticking (others do not seem to have the same problem) but if I am unable to use it with the Mat I don't see me using it very often.
 

post #35 of 45

Kkmcmahan,

 

I must admit I haven't had much luck using Fondarific with the mat.  It sticks.  It also stretches way too much when trying to remove it.  I now use the bottom of the mat to protect my table & just roll.  The reasons for using the mat are the same reasons I prefer Fondarific...not drying out, no elephant skin, smoothness.  This type of fondant, for me, eliminates the need for the mat.

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https://www.facebook.com/pages/Delicious-Desserts/207874222593145

 

It's never "just cake!"

 

You may get a cake for $way to little but you won't get this cake!

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post #36 of 45

I think that Wilton is the easiest to work with but it's hard to need and it dries out really fast so you have to work faster. Satin Ice is softer then Wilton so you have more time to work with it and it tastes better then Wilton and is easier to need. Fondarific is hard as a rock when you get it and it says to microwave to soften. Be sure to not microwave to long or then it's way to soft to use. Its easy to need but its really greasy so your mat and hands will be really greasy too. My husband thinks it tastes the best. I really don't like it because it sticks to the mat and is so soft that it tears really easy, maybe I just need to use it more and I will like it better. Right now I prefer Wilton or Satin Ice but I'm thinking about trying FondX, has anyone tried it?

post #37 of 45

No matter how much it tastes like Starburst or flavored tootsie roll, I don't understand shelling out the extra money for it. Does it improve or compliment the delicious cake underneath? How can it? I thought we prided ourselves on making really good cake around here and I just don't get putting Starburst on it. It used to be people knew to leave fondant on their plate.
 

post #38 of 45
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No matter how much it tastes like Starburst or flavored tootsie roll, I don't understand shelling out the extra money for it. Does it improve or compliment the delicious cake underneath? How can it? I thought we prided ourselves on making really good cake around here and I just don't get putting Starburst on it. It used to be people knew to leave fondant on their plate.
 

I don't use Fondarrific, but I do use fondant. I don't currently sell (just working towards a business) but my family and friends love the fondant I use. My boyfriend and his brother (very simple guys) loved the fondant. They were eating pieces of it and asking my family if they were going to eat their fondant because they wanted more. Nope, everyone ate it.

 

The fondant complements the cake in my opinion. It takes away some of the sweetness associated with traditional buttercream. The cake is still important, and the way I see it, everything has to be good. The cake has to taste good, and hold up well. Same for the icing or ganache, and the fondant. Otherwise, you can tell that something is off.

 

P.S. The fondant I use doesn't taste like Starburst. It just has a nice, clean taste.

post #39 of 45
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Originally Posted by ibeeflower View Post

I don't use Fondarrific, but I do use fondant. I don't currently sell (just working towards a business) but my family and friends love the fondant I use. My boyfriend and his brother (very simple guys) loved the fondant. They were eating pieces of it and asking my family if they were going to eat their fondant because they wanted more. Nope, everyone ate it.

 

The fondant complements the cake in my opinion. It takes away some of the sweetness associated with traditional buttercream. The cake is still important, and the way I see it, everything has to be good. The cake has to taste good, and hold up well. Same for the icing or ganache, and the fondant. Otherwise, you can tell that something is off.

 

P.S. The fondant I use doesn't taste like Starburst. It just has a nice, clean taste.


Different strokes, I guess. I use Satin Ice as it goes on so nicely, but I don't understand eating it.  :)

post #40 of 45

I dislike Fondarific, I prefer the taste and ease of use of Fondx. Fondarific doesnt even taste like fondant and its too difficult to work with- tears easily and sticks.

I've had much better results and my clients like the taste better of Fondx. Fondx tastes like traditional fondant so some people don't like that sweet cream taste but none of my clients over the past decade have complained about Fondx. I did however have complaints about Fondarific- tasted too sweet, too thin, tasted like buttercream icing not fondant and didnt cover as well.

post #41 of 45

I like Fondarific because of the handling and the fact that it smooths out so well. It has some candy clay in it if you read the ingredients...I did a set of reviews on it a while ago. The candy clay portion makes it easy to smooth out seams and gives you a long working time to add details to the fondant if you use it for 3-D cakes.

post #42 of 45

I just used chocolate Fondarific on a birthday cake I did yesterday--it was a DISASTER.

I use The Mat from Sweet Wise, so DO NOT use Fondarific with The Mat--it sticks and makes a horrible mess. Thankfully, I had enough time to go get some Satin Ices and save the cake. Luckily, I live in the same town as Sweet Wise and they saved the day!

I followed the instructions to the LETTER. When I took it out of the container, it was hard as a rock, so I microwaved it on very low heat until it was pliable--it cracked and was just horrible.

Now I have a container of White that I purchased from Global Sugar Art--which will be promptly returned. I don't want to take any chances with a wedding cake.

post #43 of 45
Very odd. I've never seen it crack.

I will say that black & brown behave differently than white. Maybe play with the white & see if you like it.

I know everyone's different & you need to find what works best for you. I've tried to love Satin ice but just haven't yet mastered it.

My fav is a mix of fondarific & pettinice.

www.VeryDeliciousDesserts.com

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It's never "just cake!"

 

You may get a cake for $way to little but you won't get this cake!

Animal
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www.VeryDeliciousDesserts.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Delicious-Desserts/207874222593145

 

It's never "just cake!"

 

You may get a cake for $way to little but you won't get this cake!

Animal
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post #44 of 45
I bought some fondarific recently to use for my bridal shower cake. It was smooth, east to roll and cover with. But... Make sure u check the color. I ordered Teal and the picture on the website and package shows a sort of turquoise color that was perfect. When I got the fondant it was like a sea foam green. Luckily it did take color well and I was able to fix it, but I did freak out at first. It did take really good though!

post #45 of 45

I don't know if it was old or what. I also ordered a big tub of white for a wedding cake. I hope it does better. I was doing a monster truck cake and the cake was a tire. The dark chocolate Satin Ices was the perfect color and worked like a charm. As I said before, I use The Mat from Sweet Wise and they said that Fondarific sticks to the Mat. It sure did! Attached is the photo--it is not my original cake design, but it turned out pretty cute considering the stress of having to peel the Fondarific off it. My cake tore in a few places. But see how glossy and dark the Sating Ices is? It tasted yummy also.

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