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post #16 of 21
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Thanks, K8Memphis! 

 

It's funny how everyone I know hates the way fondant tastes but they all want sculpted fondant cakes.  I would love to find a fondant that people actually like the taste of.

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post #17 of 21

taste you can fix

 

but fondant just doesn't melt in your mouth

 

and that's what americans like about buttercream

 

and hate about fondant :)

 

i/we love crunchy petals made from fondant--anything dried is great candy

 

semi-soft covering on a cake???

 

ergh agh <cough> no gelatinous substances that do not dissolve on my tongue thanks anyway :)

my cookies are prettier than your cookies because this is the second time i substituted my opalescent sanding sugar when i ran out of sugar to make the batch ha!

 

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my cookies are prettier than your cookies because this is the second time i substituted my opalescent sanding sugar when i ran out of sugar to make the batch ha!

 

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post #18 of 21

but all that to say if you get the pricey stuff and get it rolled thin enough is does kinda mesh with the buttercream more/better to some degree

my cookies are prettier than your cookies because this is the second time i substituted my opalescent sanding sugar when i ran out of sugar to make the batch ha!

 

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my cookies are prettier than your cookies because this is the second time i substituted my opalescent sanding sugar when i ran out of sugar to make the batch ha!

 

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post #19 of 21

I started off with the Duff Goldman fondant that you can buy in 2 lb tubs at the hobby stores and I liked the taste and the texture, it works great.  You do have to put it in the microwave on 30% power for 10 seconds per pound before kneeding it, and even then it takes a bit to get it pliable.  That being said, it is on the firm side but doesn't crack and is easy to smooth on a cake.

 

But, it is also very expensive, $20 for 2 pounds.  I started to look online for other fondants and tried Satin Ice next.  It was much softer, it rolled out much easier, but, it was also so easy to ding with a knuckle or rip when smoothing.  I certainly couldn't keep the same 1/8" thickness as the Duff Goldman fondant.  It tastes horrible IMO, and when it finally did harden it was like cardboard.

 

Next I tried Fondx and I have to say that I like the taste and it is nice and soft but not super sensitive.  When making figures it works best to mix in a little of the Duff Goldman or some gumpaste.

 

I really don't like the Wilton brand fondant, and it is expensive, tastes gross, and cracks easy.

 

I am going to have to try Fondarific, just to see how that goes.  I do a lot of the custom cakes, sculpted etc, so for me I'm trying to find the fine line between workability and price.
 

post #20 of 21

Duff's fondant is rebranded Fondarific.

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I started off with the Duff Goldman fondant that you can buy in 2 lb tubs at the hobby stores and I liked the taste and the texture, it works great.  You do have to put it in the microwave on 30% power for 10 seconds per pound before kneeding it, and even then it takes a bit to get it pliable.  That being said, it is on the firm side but doesn't crack and is easy to smooth on a cake.

 

But, it is also very expensive, $20 for 2 pounds.  I started to look online for other fondants and tried Satin Ice next.  It was much softer, it rolled out much easier, but, it was also so easy to ding with a knuckle or rip when smoothing.  I certainly couldn't keep the same 1/8" thickness as the Duff Goldman fondant.  It tastes horrible IMO, and when it finally did harden it was like cardboard.

 

Next I tried Fondx and I have to say that I like the taste and it is nice and soft but not super sensitive.  When making figures it works best to mix in a little of the Duff Goldman or some gumpaste.

 

I really don't like the Wilton brand fondant, and it is expensive, tastes gross, and cracks easy.

 

I am going to have to try Fondarific, just to see how that goes.  I do a lot of the custom cakes, sculpted etc, so for me I'm trying to find the fine line between workability and price.
 

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post #21 of 21

Thank you, that is good to know!
 

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