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post #16 of 29
FYI this may not be safe for people with allergies. According to the site below:

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This product is prepared and packaged using machines that may come into contact with Wheat/Gluten, Eggs, Dairy or Dairy Products, Peanuts, Tree Nuts and Soy.



http://www.countrykitchensa.com/shop/food-items/fondart-rolled-fondant-yellow/46/532/1015/640927/
post #17 of 29
I had the pleasure of using FondArt recently, too. I'm in total agreement with the OP. It's really great stuff.

It has all of the best qualities of mixing Wilton (for workability) with FondX or Fondarific (for taste)--and the price is reasonable.

If shipping is an issue, go in with a friend and make up an order of $195 and it will all ship free.

http://www.auiswisscatalogue.com/2-Fond/FondArt+Rolled+Fondants.html

Rae
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post #18 of 29
From the reviews I'm hearing, this sounds similar to Fondarific, only a lot cheaper. Has anyone done any comparisons between FondArt and Fondarific?
post #19 of 29
It's really nothing like Fondarific--which I've used. The only similarity that I see is that FondAart doesn't form a stiff "skin" very quickly, so it has a longer working time than some other fondants.

Fondarific is candy melt based (so it acts more like a mixture of fondant & modeling chocolate) is very high in fats compared to regular fondants, and is basically unaffected by adding tylose/cmc to it in order to affect drying and hardening.

FondArt is more like a perfect marshmallow fondant mixed with a perfect commercial fondant, with all of the best qualities of both for taste and workability. It's much lighter (in weight) than Fondarific and can be rolled much thinner (and on shortening--which I use--rather than PS or CS).

I think of Fondarific as being great for "some" applications. I think of FondArt as being great for MOST (if not ALL) applications. It's also much cheaper than Fondarific.

JMHO
Rae
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post #20 of 29
Can you add tylose or gum-tex to it and have it stiffen/harden?
post #21 of 29
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Originally Posted by BlakesCakes

It's really nothing like Fondarific--which I've used. The only similarity that I see is that FondAart doesn't form a stiff "skin" very quickly, so it has a longer working time than some other fondants.

Fondarific is candy melt based (so it acts more like a mixture of fondant & modeling chocolate) is very high in fats compared to regular fondants, and is basically unaffected by adding tylose/cmc to it in order to affect drying and hardening.

FondArt is more like a perfect marshmallow fondant mixed with a perfect commercial fondant, with all of the best qualities of both for taste and workability. It's much lighter (in weight) than Fondarific and can be rolled much thinner (and on shortening--which I use--rather than PS or CS).

I think of Fondarific as being great for "some" applications. I think of FondArt as being great for MOST (if not ALL) applications. It's also much cheaper than Fondarific.

JMHO
Rae



thanks for the review, Rae! Next time I'm at Nicolas Lodge's shop, I'll pick up a few pounds and try it out myself! I can't believe how much cheaper it is. The thinnest I've ever rolled out fondant is with Fondarific, so I can't wait to see what Fondart can do! icon_smile.gif
post #22 of 29
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Originally Posted by cheatize

Can you add tylose or gum-tex to it and have it stiffen/harden?



Yes.
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post #23 of 29
Thread Starter 
Yes you can, but I had to add a LOT of tylose. I think Chef Nicholas said 1 tsp. tylose to 100 grams of Fondart.
post #24 of 29
Wow, a tsp. to 3.5 ounces of fondant? That is a lot!
For comparison, I generally add a tsp. to 8 ounces of Satin Ice.........or a tsp. to a POUND of Wilton........

When I added tylose to FondArt, I just eyeballed it, but then again, I wasn't making flowers, or figures, with it. I just needed it a bit stiffer.

I get the sense that with it's natural sponginess, it wouldn't be very heavy or saggy when making figures, so a little gum might go a long way. For bows, it would probably need more.

JMHO
Rae
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post #25 of 29
Thread Starter 
OOPS - just checked my notes - make that 150g of Fondant to 1/4 tsp. tylose.
post #26 of 29
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Originally Posted by FromScratchSF

OOPS - just checked my notes - make that 150g of Fondant to 1/4 tsp. tylose.



Thanks for the correction!

I'm a lot happier with 1/4 tsp. to 5.25 ounces of fondant, or about 3/4 tsp. to 1lb.!
Rae
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post #27 of 29
Thanks for all the info! If I run across it somewhere, I'll be sure to pick it up.
post #28 of 29
Sorry to dig up an old thread, but how does this fondant compare to Massa Ticino Tropic for those who use it? Is MTT still the best by far, or is this a close race?
post #29 of 29
Does anyone have any problems with the fondant having lots of holes in it? I use Satin Ice and don't have that problem. Can anyone give me any advice?
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