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What's is the most economical fondant to be used with fake cakes? - for a one time use--

I'm getting Satin Ice/White/Vanilla.  Is that the correct one?

post #2 of 12
Wilton is cheaper, especially with a 40% off coupon at Joann or michaels.
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When Michael's puts out a 50% off coupon, I stock up on 5 pound boxes of Wilton fondant.  It's perfect for dummies: it's cheap, it dries rock hard without adding Tylose, and it's easy to work with.

~ Sherri
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post #4 of 12

I use the exact same fondant I use on my regular cakes.  

 

I decorate my display cakes with best foot forward, no short cuts.  I want them to be a total representation in look, smell and texture of the work someone could expect from me when they order a real cake.

 

Even when I was practicing my fondant when I first started, I never used the cheap stuff.  It's much harder to work with, so why make it even harder doing something I wasn't very good at yet?

 

Just a thought.

post #5 of 12

I always use W fondant on dummy cakes.  I think its very easy to work with and as others has mentioned, with the coupons it's cheap.

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post #6 of 12

I'm with the majority--Wilton for "dummies" all the way. 

 

It's extremely cheap when you use the 40-50% off coupons, it takes color very well, and it's super easy to work with--and once on the cake, it smell wonderful. 

 

You can even pump up the aroma by adding in a bit of concentrated LorAnn oils.

 

Rae

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post #7 of 12

I use my homemade marshmallow fondant.  Talk about economical!

post #8 of 12
Is the Wilton fondant cheaper than making your own MMF? I use MMF to cover dummies and real cakes
post #9 of 12
Can I have your recipe for fondant, I've never know anyone courageous enough to make their own. You are awesome.
post #10 of 12

Well, I consider my time very valuable. 

 

I personally find that making a large quantity of fondant--along with the prep, associated clean up, and sometimes less than consistent results--to be a huge time sucker.  With a 50% off coupon, my Wilton costs me $2.00/lb.--that alone is well worth not having to clean up.  Given that in my area, PS is about .80/lb, marshmallows run about $1.00/bag (on sale), not to mention vanilla & crisco, electricity, water, dish soap.......

 

I also know that out of the package, the results will always be the same.

 

JMHO

Rae

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post #11 of 12
I make my own MMF as well. But I have found that my stand mixer with the dough hook gives it a great start. It works so well with me! Much better than Wilton fondant!
post #12 of 12
Thanks Rae! I'll look into the pricing to see if buying turns out more economical. I use the KA mixer to start off too. Cakeladycj, I melt 20 oz of marshmallows with 5 tbsp water in the microwave. Add half bag of a 2 lb bag of PS, add melted marshmallows and add more PS as necessary. Dump it on my plastic mat, knead more PS if needed, wrap and set aside overnight icon_smile.gif HTH!
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