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So How do you guys feel about Satin Ice Fondant?

post #1 of 35
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I usually use wilton's fondant but I wanted to try the satin ice, so I ordered it from the bakers kitchen and used it for the first time this weekend. I say it's very good for making accessories as it is very smooth and pliable, but i had a time trying to cover my cake, is so soft reminds me of duffs fondant. Also it crusted in a weird way when I mixed it with gumpaste. Just wanted to touch base with my cake buddies and see what you thought. Can't decide if I want to use it for some wedding cakes I have coming up or not. I'm thinking maybe i just rolled it to thin.
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post #2 of 35
It stinks, in my opinion, doesn't taste good either. I just bought some Massa Neutral and tried it for the first time and I love it. It's by far the easiest to work with and tastes good too and I have tried them all...from Wilton, fondarific, fondx, chocopan, pettinice.
post #3 of 35
I like the taste, but it dries really fast so you have to work really fast or keep it covered- I learned that the hard way... I prefer to make my own MMF. It's not that I actually enjoy making fondant, but I'm a hobby baker and it's a lot cheaper! I use Rhonda's ultimate MMF and it tastes really good!
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post #4 of 35
I personally like Satin Ice. I use it anytime I have to use colored fondant. I have also mixed it with the Wiltons and it works great. The SI gives it the pliability...if you know what I mean.? I like the taste of it. Just my opinion
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post #5 of 35
It's OK with the lighter colors. Taste is OK. However, I find that with the darker colors it dries out too quickly. I prefer Fondx for my white (because its a little less expensive and easier to find in larger tubs. And, I add flavoring to it to make it taste yummy. Most candy flavors will work with fondant. Cotton Candy is clear, so wont change the color of your fondant. I also like Fondx Elite for the dark colors, and already has a pleasant taste and smell.
post #6 of 35
I love FondX for white fondant. I used to like Satin Ice but I think they changed something and I no longer am comfortable working with it, and FondX tastes tons better.

I still like Satin Ice colors as far as how they look but do not enjoy working with it.
post #7 of 35
It's ok I prefer the make my own MMF. Also I find that the Satin fondant dries out really fast so you have to work with it fast. I would use it again but only for accesories not to cover cake.
post #8 of 35
I tried it and I dont really care for it. I think it drys to fast, gives elephant skin and it seems to tear a lot. I like fondarific the best but I have 40lbs of Satin Ice I must use so I am now using a mixture of 50/50 fondarific and Satin Ice. That seems to work well.
post #9 of 35
The reason I do not care for fondarific is because its too oily and I often airbrush over fondant...and the airbrushing tends to bead up on the fondarific.
post #10 of 35
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Originally Posted by Kitagrl

The reason I do not care for fondarific is because its too oily and I often airbrush over fondant...and the airbrushing tends to bead up on the fondarific.



I AGREE! I was using Fondarific for a while but had to stop because of the same reason. I'm using MacsMom's mmf now. It works really well and it's way less expensive! I stopped using SI a couple of years ago because of the drying out and "elephant skin" but I know some people still swear by it.
post #11 of 35
I have just started using Satin Ice as well. It is softer than others and does dry out but I also use 'the mat' so that helps it from drying out too quickly. I sometime like its plability and sometimes wish it had the toughness that is the yucky tasting wil... one. It does taste good though! That is important to me so I am learning how to work with it effectively.
post #12 of 35
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How do you like the mat? I was thinking about buying it but i still a little iffy on it
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post #13 of 35
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Originally Posted by sweetdreams1989

mimi1218
How do you like the mat? I was thinking about buying it but i still a little iffy on it


I love my mat! It really does what they say it will. I'm tempted to get another one and cut it smaller so I can use it more often and easily with detail work. My counters are so much cleaner these days. no powdered sugar everywhere, no fondant chunks getting stuck to my counter- I love it! Great purchase!
post #14 of 35
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Originally Posted by Kellbella

It stinks, in my opinion, doesn't taste good either. I just bought some Massa Neutral and tried it for the first time and I love it. It's by far the easiest to work with and tastes good too and I have tried them all...from Wilton, fondarific, fondx, chocopan, pettinice.



i am glad you said that cause it tastes nasty to me. i thought it was my taste buds .
post #15 of 35
i like the mat too. you can roll it thin.
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