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Mixing Fondants???

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So I've just switched to Fondarific and I'm completely loving it!!! But my local suppliers stopped carrying it and I bought or their remaining stock, so I have to wait for an order to reach me from interstate.

Has anyone here successfully mixed brands? One of the local shops sticks FondX but I've never used it. I'd like to retain as many of the working properties of Fondarific as possible. I only have colors, no white in fondarific at the moment.

I have satin ice & pettince at home already along with some store brand white. Should I add a bit of shortening and/or glycerine to these and then mix with Fondarific?

Just to clarify, these are not projects for customers ... Just cakes to help me improve my decorating skills and as a friendly gesture to neighbours and my daughter's teacher who broke her ankle last week.

I'd love to hear your thoughts and experiences. Thanks! icon_smile.gif
post #2 of 7

I've mixed MMF and store-bought fondant when I ran out of MMF and didn't have time to make more before and it was fine. I say go for it!

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post #3 of 7

Fondarific is nothing like "regular" fondants.  It's got a lot more fat in it and is more like modeling chocolate.

 

Yes, you can mix it with other fondants, but you have to knead them very well to avoid streaking.  The resulting product will be very nice, but act more like regular fondant [unless the ratio is heavier on the fondarific].

 

FondX is a fairly soft fondant and mixed with Fondarific it can get even softer--take care.

post #4 of 7
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Thanks for the feedback guys! I'll let you know how it goes.
post #5 of 7
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I mixed a little Pettinice with white Satin Ice (textured and covered with white lustre dust). The Pettinice made the Satin Ice far less prone to drying and elephant skin.


I mixed some Fondarific with Satin Ice and added shortening to the Satin Ice, but I think I added too much shortening though as it was a yucky mess but settled reasonably well after a few hours.
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They look so pretty!
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Thanks icon_smile.gif
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