Originally Posted by Coral3
Originally Posted by kittiboo
Wow, you people are really mean. The OP just came here to vent about learning a hard lesson, not to get crapped on by know-it-alls. I may be new to this forum, but I don't see the need for the holier-than-though attitude here.
To the OP- I agree about the Duff fondant. The first time I used it I was unpleasantly surprised with its stretchiness. I even gave it a second go, as I liked the taste, but have had to abandon it.
...the title of the thread is a bit over the top, I think people react to unnecessarily dramatic threads.
I do not think that any of the comments to the OP are giving her a hard time or anything else other than sharing information that might help her in the future
I have used all of Duff's fondant and gumpaste products and plan to keep using them. I do mix Duff's fondant with the Wilton fondant and it gives a great fondant to cover cakes with and no dreaded elephant skin. I have also used the same mixture and added Gumtex and it will stiffen up to allow cutouts. No, it won't dry like gumpaste, it will stay slightly flexible, but that does have it's benefits.
As was previously pointed out, Duff didn't personally do anything to you. He has a line of fondant and due to your not having used it before, you didn't know how it would work for the project you were working on. I learned a long time ago to NEVER try a new recipe or product for a customer's cake UNTIL I have worked with it and tested it out to see what it will do and if it will do what I want it to do. I also research things and read alot about new products I am thinking about trying to see what others have said.
That being said, I feel sorry for the OP in that she was really upset about the finished product and can understand her frustration with a new product, but the subject title was very misleading and in my opinion wrong to slander another cake decorator in this manner.