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I HATE Fondx!!

post #1 of 27
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NEver have I used such a terrible product! I picked it up because I heard it was supposed to taste better than any other fondant. What I got was a sticky, soft terrible mess. It does not hold it's shape, slips down the cake, sticks to EVERYTHING - hands, rolling mat, rolling pin even with using a little Crisco which seemed to make it even softer. I had to add a half a cup of cornstarch just to get this mess unstuck from everything and get it to form a ball. icon_sad.gif

That was not the worst of it. I tried to color it black (making a Nikon Digital SLR cake for a client). Even after two jars of a high quality black gel food coloring, the Fondx turned a deep, ugly teal green! icon_cry.gif

I ended up having to go out and get my old brand of fondant, which although it starts out stiff, works in to a beautifully pliable product and turns a gorgeous shiny black with only a little coloring.

I will not and do not recommend Fondx to anyone!! Don't waste your money and avoid the heartache. thumbsdown.gif
post #2 of 27
I agree. The exact same thing happened to me, only it did turn black at first & turned green after I added it to the cake! Plus I bought a 10 lb bucket of it!
post #3 of 27
Wow, I'm so sorry you both are experiencing problems. Fondx is mostly what I use. I love it...swear by it. Never had an "unfixable" problem with it. It doesn't yield vivid colors sometimes. When I need deep colors, I mix it with Satin Ice and it does fine. I love how it stretches and I never get cracks or elephant skin.
post #4 of 27
I LOVE Fondx! I have not had a problem with it either. But Crisco will make it softer and you should add confectioner's sugar to fondant and not cornstarch. Cornstarch is best when working with gumpaste.
post #5 of 27
2 jars of black gel? I've never tried Fondx but I find that the other fondants I use get a little sticky if I use too much gel coloring. I've never even come close to using that much though. I've found the only way I can get black or red fondant is if I use powdered coloring. I end up using almost a whole jar but it doesn't get sticky and the color is a true black and red.
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post #6 of 27
Fondx does lean toward the soft side.

I'm guessing that because the parent company is in CA, they're all out no trans-fats. Adding Crisco, also no trans fats, will increase the softness.

I like it alone. It's great for "gum paste" when you mix in some tylose or cmc.

I'm very happy with their pre-colored product. If I need to color it a darker color myself, I definitely would use powder. ANY wet color will make it unmanageable.

When I need a firmer fondant, I mix it with 1/3 or 1/1 Wilton fondant and I get a wonderful tasting, great working product. For this reason, I use my Michael's & Joann coupons to buy large boxes of Wilton that I keep on the shelf next to my Fondx.

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post #7 of 27
I'm pretty sure nothing in this world would ever make me try to make my own black fondant again, especially from white. Maybe if I started with chocolate I would.
post #8 of 27
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Originally Posted by BlakesCakes

When I need a firmer fondant, I mix it with 1/3 or 1/1 Wilton fondant and I get a wonderful tasting, great working product. For this reason, I use my Michael's & Joann coupons to buy large boxes of Wilton that I keep on the shelf next to my Fondx.

Rae



What a great idea! I'm going to have to give that a try. My home made fondant can make me cry some days...
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post #9 of 27
Yeah... I use fondx exclusively and there is a bit of a learning curve with it when you go from a stiffer product.

I used to use Satin Ice, but I hated the cracking I'd get at the top edge no matter how fast I got the fondant on the cake. I switched to Fondx a while back and never looked back. It's great once you get the hang of it. I little dusting of corn starch is all I need and a re dust if it starts to stick to my counter. I have never colored it black... I buy it pre colored. Any fondant will become a sticky mess if you add too much gel color to it. The glycerin in it softens the heck out of the fondant. Also... over kneading, which you have to do when you color fondant, will make it very soft, but if you let it sit and come back to it it is always fine.

Fondx sells precolored tubs of the regular formula and the elite formula. The elite is softer and has a slight raspberry flavor to it that I don't like. I personally love the regular formula. It covers beautifully and doesn't get elephant skin like mentioned by a previous poster. I can get a nice crisp top edge too. Love it!
post #10 of 27
I love FONDX and use it almost exclusively. I have no problems using it or coloring it...
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post #11 of 27
I use Fondx as well- never had any problems
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post #12 of 27
After trying several other brands, Fondx is my favorite. Fondx has no medicinal taste, no chemical smell, no sugar coma experience. Their precolored fondant is intense and easy to handle.
post #13 of 27
I love Fondx. I used it for the first time in June when I needed to cover nine cakes. I had no problems using the product. Actually covered the cakes faster than I have ever been able to cover before. I use the Sweetwise mat so I don't know if that made a difference. I personally don't like Satin Ice fondant. Do you live in an area with high humidity? I live on the west coast so I don't have that problem. As for coloring fondant black I try to use chocolate fondant that way I don't have to use as much black coloring. I was told years ago to start with brown and then add black and it works great.
post #14 of 27
While I can't stand the smell of the artificial clear vanilla they use on the product, I admit we used it in school, on dummies, and we never had a problem with it, in texture or in coloring.

It also makes really great gumpaste, when mixed with gum tragacanth.

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post #15 of 27
Another Fondx user. While it is on the softer side, I've not had any problems I couldn't work out with it. I've had better luck with Fondx than any other brand I've tried!
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