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fondant what kind to use ?

post #1 of 30
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well i have tried to use satin ice fondant and it just didn't work and i have tried wilton which it came out nice but it doesn't taste very good what brand of fondant is good.
post #2 of 30
What do you mean by it just didn't work? Satin Ice is my favorite! Did it get hard? Did it crack?

If you just don't like it though, I've heard people rave about Fondariffic before.
post #3 of 30
I love Satin Ice. I just ordered some and it was a bit hard but just needs to be kneaded a little. What didn't you like about it? I also make Marshmellow fondant and thats good too!
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post #4 of 30
I have been using Satin Ice. I think it's really easy to work with. I just made a batch of Michelle Foster's fondant this week and I loved the taste, but found it harder to work with. (I plan to make another batch to play round with though, to see if I can get a better consistency). I found Michelle's fondant hard to used for modeling, but it worked ok for covering a cake. The taste was definitely worth the effort.
post #5 of 30
Hi amy27,

I use 3 different brands of fondant and I promise you one is NOT Wilton! However, I use Fondx mostly, Satin Ice for colors (I buy it that way, of course! Time saver!), last but definitely not least Fondarific for the chocolate and butter cream flavors.

Everyone has different opinions. You just have to find what is best for you.

Good Luck!

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post #6 of 30
Satin Ice for me!
post #7 of 30
I know to stay away from Wilton fondant.

I've had decent luck with Satin Ice. It kneads very well, and if it seems a little dry, it responds very well to extra shortening on my hands.

I've recently made MMF and added chocolate melts to it for additional flavoring and color. It was super easy to make, and it was manageable for covering a cake. However, I didn't try making figures or anything elaborate with it.

There are so many options available with fondant, that I think it's just a matter of finding what works for you. Think of it as a journey of discovery. Good luck!
post #8 of 30
. . . what type of "problems" did you have with Satin Ice . . . maybe we can help (or maybe you got a bad batch??) . . . I have only ever used Satin Ice and found it very user friendly (even for a beginner, like me) . . .


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post #9 of 30
I agree 100%! Please share your issues with Satin Ice. I have never had a problem with it at all and I have every single color in my pantry and use it all the time. Maybe we can help you iron out your issues. I noticed that you liked the Wilton fondant but hated the taste. Satin Ice is NOTHING like Wilton (in consistency or taste) they are very different as you will find all fondants to be. But with the price and accessability of Satin Ice, it is worth it if you can figure out your issues. Especially with the pricing right now at Globalsugarart. Share and let's see if we can help!

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. . . what type of "problems" did you have with Satin Ice . . . maybe we can help (or maybe you got a bad batch??) . . . I have only ever used Satin Ice and found it very user friendly (even for a beginner, like me) . . .


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post #10 of 30
I use Satin Ice and I really like it.
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post #11 of 30
I use Wilton but that's only because I don't have access to any other kind at the moment. I really want to try Satin Ice but I don't have a credit card or debit. I might look into other options of payment LOL cause I really want to try it.

I personally like Wilton for how easy it is to use. No one in my house likes fondant anyways so they peel it off. They like my home made kind but I find homemade harder to work with.
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post #12 of 30
Satin Ice. icon_smile.gif I used to make MMF but found it to messy to make and sometimes too sticky.
post #13 of 30
I use Rhonda's Ultimate MMF recipe and make it myself. I tried Rhonda's once and never looked back.

For figures I order Satin Ice and add a gumpaste to it to make figures. It's worked out really great for me.

When I first started I used Wilton's on a class cake. Now I wouldn't use it to cover a garbage can. That stuff is absolutely horrible.
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post #14 of 30
For me, it depends on the budget, I use Satin Ice but my favorite is Albert Uster, Massa Americana. The flavor is incredible , to work with is just fabulous. It dont create the little stretch marks and you can roll It very thin and wont break. Love it!
post #15 of 30
I like to use both Wilton Fondant and Satin Ice.

My husband absolutely loves the taste of the Ivory (Satin Ice) because it tastes like white chocolate.


Although I have to use Wilton because I teach Wilton Cake decorating... You can change the taste by adding in clear flavourings... All you have to do is simply add the flavourings a little more carefully then colouring fondant but... the same way!

Just a thought! Everyone has there own way of decorating and there our tips of the trade.


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