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home made fondant vs. store bought.

post #1 of 27
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I have been using home made MMF since doing cakes but wonder am I missing out on a better product with the Satin Ice brand or Wilton brand? Any brands that some of you swear by??
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post #2 of 27
Definitely not the Wilton - yuck. The only time I use Wilton is when I need black or red because it's so hard to get that color made. I have just tried mixing half Fondarific and half Satin Ice and it was delish! I used the chocolate and everyone loved it. I am making a confirmation cake and am doing the same thing but with white buttercream 1/2 and 1/2.
post #3 of 27
I don't think you're missing out on anything, but it's always good to try the different fondants.

I have also mixed fonadrific and satin ice and was okay with the result. Alone fondarific was too soft and satin ice kept cracking.
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post #4 of 27
The Wilton brand is disgusting, but thats what I was taught to use and I haven't tried anything else yet. The only thing to be said about it is, it is easy to use and doesn't seem to have the cracking problems I have read about. When I deliver a cake, I just tell them that though the fondant is edible I recommend peeling it off the slices of cake like that red wax on those mini cheeses. I want to try MMF but I really hate working with melted marshmallow. LOL.
post #5 of 27
Amygortoncakes - use Marshmallow fluff instead of melting marshmallows! I mixed up 3 batches last night for a lego cake this weekend and first time I tried it instead of melting mm and it was easy peasy!
post #6 of 27
Not attempting to highjack, but wondering if you use just one jar of fluff to one 10.5 bag of marshmallow? Or is there another recomendation?
post #7 of 27
Try making MFF, that is all I make and instead of white chocolate chips for white fondant, I use semi sweet when I need black fondant (just add a little black coloring)
post #8 of 27
I have been making my own--over and over and over again! I find it cheaper and easier to work with. I also hate melting marshmallows so I am trying the Fluff tip! Plus, I love Fluff so any leftovers can come right to me!
post #9 of 27
I used the dough blade on my KA to mix, then kneaded the rest in to get it pliable. Very easy with the fluff!
post #10 of 27
I used to make MMF when I first started out as well. I liked the taste, and the texture, and I loved how cheap it was.. but I HATED making it. Now I use Satin Ice and I love it. I would rather raise my prices a tiny bit, and serve something beautiful and delish, but not have to spend all the time kneading and kneading. I don't mind working with Wilton, but it is nasty. I usually buy Wilton in bulk with coupons, and use it to cover styrofoam, decorations, etc. to cut down on costs.
post #11 of 27
I love Michele Fosters fondant recipe.....easy to make and it tastes great.
post #12 of 27
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Originally Posted by mbasic

Not attempting to highjack, but wondering if you use just one jar of fluff to one 10.5 bag of marshmallow? Or is there another recomendation?



I'd like to know too...Fluff sounds a lot easier icon_smile.gif
post #13 of 27
Here's what I did last night and it worked perfectly. I buttered my mixing bowl of my KA and also buttered the dough hook, then put a jar of fluff in and added any flavoring, i.e., almond, and also food coloring and mixed a bit, then added about 4 cups of sifted p.sugar adding a cup at a time. Then I dumped this (was slightly dry) onto a greased mat and greased up my hands and kneaded abotu another cup or so of sifted ps in until pliable. It worked just great!
post #14 of 27
Fondarific. Not only do they have a wonderful flavors it is easy to work with and doesn't tear or give you elephant skin.
post #15 of 27
I'm confused. I haven't ever heard of chips of any kind in mmf. What is the recipe and also, please, what is the recipe using the fluff?
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