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post #46 of 73
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Originally Posted by sillywabbitz

Price wise , it works out cheaper for me than if I use a coupon so I'm totally willing to try it and Michael's is 5 minutes from my house vs my cake store which is 30 minutes from my house and closes at 6pm everyday (arrghhh)..so honestly I'm so thrilled I could cry. I can buy pre-colored black, yellow purple...at my corner store.

And feel free to call me a wacko any dayicon_smile.gificon_smile.gif I consider it a compliment...cake nut is ok with me tooicon_smile.gif



Satinice/pettinice for me is 5lbs at 23.50 an extra three pounds than duff is offering for the same price, last i checked that 3 lbs is vital on a three tier cake for the 12 inch tier alone... It probably tastes great, and i want to SAMPLE before I would buy it, but if the price is high, then its high-really this sounds like the coach/ Louis Vitton of fondant for cakes,-so now we have a name brand to pay a higher price for... maybe the quality is better if the taste is?

Im not trying to down it by any means, but gosh cakes are expensive enough! I say leave it up to your customers what they like for the money... i would honestly say "hey try this and this, tell me what you like, ...ok, these are the price differences, yes maam or sir I'd love to use whatever you like in consideration of the price being higher or lower..."
but thats me... I Love using the best quality and I wont skimp out, but there are ways to be more diy and save too...
post #47 of 73
I do recognize that one! icon_smile.gif
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post #48 of 73
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Originally Posted by cutthecake

I have a very strict "anti-celebrity-endorsed/produced product" policy. I don't buy Martha Stewart/Rachel Ray/Bobby Flay/Paula Deen/Duff/ etc., ANYTHING. I know it's weird, but I cannot justify giving MY money to those who need it the least. They have such an advantage in the advertising department, given the exposure they get from their shows. (Not that Wilton doesn't have the market cornered at Michael's and Joann's!) I watch their shows (some, anyway), but don't buy their products, which I think are way over-priced.



If a product is good then its good and worth the price, but I agree with you totally and I don't like to buy things just cause of the name attached either. I don't even like microsoft except for their contribution of the xbox.

I have heard that paula dean has an egg seperator where the whites ooze out of a plastic nose-sounds hilarious! but Idk if its her product or just one she uses. I just think its so funny-but i just separate my eggs in the shell! icon_smile.gif
post #49 of 73
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Originally Posted by chefjulie


It's DEFINITELY NOT like Wilton fondant... in fact, it's the total opposite!! It tastes phenomenal and is AWFUL to work with. I absolutely LOVE Wilton's nasty fondant for making figures because it's sooo easy to work with and no one is going to eat it icon_smile.gif The Duff fondant was REALLY hard for me to transfer from the mat to the cake (kept tearing and sticking).

I didnt like the spatula because it was too thin for me. I think I'm just used to my wider Pampered Chef one (I bought the Duff one because I just moved and couldnt find my normal one icon_smile.gif), so working with the Duff one was a PITA.



Interesting! Curious, do you use shortening on your mat or PS/CS when rolling out your fondant? Also when you tried Duffs was it the white or was it a color? Good to know about the taste! How was the drying time (compared to Satin Ice)?
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post #50 of 73
Compared to Satin Ice, the taste was much better. The smell is also incredible icon_smile.gif Seriously, I would eat it straight out of the container!

I typically only use a VERY small amount of corn starch when rolling fondant (satin ice), but with the duff I tried corn starch and shortening and nothing seemed to help. The shortening was especially disasterous!!! It did take quite a bit longer to dry than SI- couldnt really give you an exact time because I've never really paid attention. I just know that it was sticky for awhile.

My two disclaimers are that I didnt microwave like the package said to do and I live in Houston, where humidity is almost always off the charts. I don't know how much either of those factors could have effected my results!
post #51 of 73
Thanks chefjulie for the great info! Could you post back whats on the tub where it was manufactured or if there is any clue as to the company that produced it? I know about "Gartner" thats just the marketing side of it (www.gartnerstudios.com).

Heres two other sites talking about Duff's fondant being perhaps Fondarific. You'll have to copy/paste the 2nd link.
http://www.wilton.com/forums/messageview.cfm?catid=6&threadid=138096

http://www.cricut.com/%28S%28fe1jsfmbbo0venbr3ecgkozb%29%29/messageboard/tm.aspx?m=6692995&mpage=1&key=&#6711229

http://tinyurl.com/25qanke
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fyi - Heres a cake where the lady said it was fine to work with:
http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1682301
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post #52 of 73
ya know...I just noticed after being confused by some CC posts back in March-May that supposedly Duff's fondant was being produced by Satin Ice. But I soon ran across this explanation by Mom23Angel:

http://forum.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=680931&postdays=0&postorder=asc&&start=15

now thats interesting!!
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post #53 of 73
I think it's great that he has his line of stuff. Wouldn't buy any of the fondant though, I get my Satin Ice for $60 for a 20 lb bucket. Alot cheeper than anything else, and it tastes like vanilla tootsie roll.
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post #54 of 73
I find it odd that his fondant is anything other than Satin Ice, as that's what is often visible in his shop.
post #55 of 73
I did see his products also, didn't even bother to look at the prices because I knew what they would be just because its an "Ace of Cakes" product... I personally enjoy the show more for the fact that the group of people on that show are amazing artists and sculptors. I have heard them say on the show that they are not bakers (although Duff did go to culinary school), and I've seen them call local bakeries when they had an issue they couldn't deal with. Not to mention, I don't think anyone trying to make a living decorating and selling cakes is going to buy Duffs products. They are probably geared more towards the mom who is trying to make her daughter a sweet 16 birthday cake on her own and can afford to pay extra for a hyped up product... to each his own I guess!
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post #56 of 73
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Originally Posted by Suebee

I think it's great that he has his line of stuff. Wouldn't buy any of the fondant though, I get my for $60 for a 20 lb bucket. Alot cheeper than anything else, and it tastes like vanilla tootsie roll.



I give the whole crew props! Everyones got to make a living somehow! And that is a seriously good deal on buying fondant! I may have to look into that!
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post #57 of 73
Okay, so I'm going to eat a lot of my words now!!! I don't know if my black was a bad batch, or if it's just weird because of all the coloring they have to add, but I used the red yesterday and had no problems at all with it!! It was a little stickier than I'm used to, but not NEARLY as bad. I would absolutely use it over SI because the flavor is soooo much better!!
post #58 of 73
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Originally Posted by wrightway777

ya know...I just noticed after being confused by some CC posts back in March-May that supposedly Duff's fondant was being produced by . But I soon ran across this explanation by Mom23Angel:

http://forum.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=680931&postdays=0&postorder=asc&&start=15

now thats interesting!!



I found this on fondarifics website. It talks about Duff using Fondarific on his Lost cake.
http://fondarific.com/blog/?page_id=447
post #59 of 73
I think they still use both. Thats gotta be obvious since they are sourcing two different companies for his fondant.
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post #60 of 73
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Originally Posted by Mindy1975

lol ya, I had someone joke around the other day calling me "ace of cakes" and I said, " don't ever call me that" I don't want to start using plumbing pipes and toilet parts in my cakes, etc. lol WHen people have to start looking the cake over from end to end just so they can see where to cut a sliver just to get a bite, then you have a problem. I have a real problem with that.



Other bakers do the same thing though. Cakegirls have used pvc pipes as their structure.
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