shoup_family Posted 26 Jul 2007 , 7:37pm
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I used marshmallow fondant and it was horrible to work with. It would crack and then it just ended up with folds that didn't even think about smoothing... ugh... bad! Wilton fondant works well, but taste like a dental tray....

So... what do you use that works and tastes the best???

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mqguffey Posted 26 Jul 2007 , 7:41pm
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I'm a Satin Ice convert. Order 20 lbs. at a time from www.cakedeco.com.

miriel Posted 26 Jul 2007 , 8:13pm
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I always use pre-made - Satin Ice/Fondx for white or Pettinice chocolate.

rcs Posted 26 Jul 2007 , 8:21pm
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I always used MMF but recently ordered Satin Ice from intotheoven after reading several of the forums on fondant preferance. I've done 1 three tier cake and am making several little figures with it mixed with gumpaste. I really like it!!!!

jeking Posted 26 Jul 2007 , 8:24pm
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Satin Ice! If I'm low or out, I make the Toba Garrett recipe. It's 10 times easier to work with than MMF and isn't messy to make. Comparing the ease of use with Satin Ice, I'd give it an 8 out of 10.

dolfin Posted 26 Jul 2007 , 8:25pm
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I use wilton for figures,flowers and such. I don't cover cakes with it. I have found adding un sweetend kool aid to the fondant gives it a delicious smell and tastes better.

drurys Posted 26 Jul 2007 , 8:34pm
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I have always made and used MMF and never seen a problem with it, although I do not know any better. I think it is time to get some Satin Ice! icon_smile.gif

MichelleM77 Posted 26 Jul 2007 , 9:43pm
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Satin Ice.

lardbutt Posted 26 Jul 2007 , 9:53pm
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Originally Posted by dolfin

I use wilton for figures,flowers and such. I don't cover cakes with it. I have found adding un sweetend kool aid to the fondant gives it a delicious smell and tastes better.




Is there a reason for unsweetened? I would think sweetened would make it really good. icon_lol.gif

I wonder if you can use the koolaid with mmf and Toba Garrett fondant for extra flavor too?

dolfin Posted 26 Jul 2007 , 10:43pm

I ran out of red food gel and the unsweetend was what I had on hand. The fondant is sweet enough I think and it gave sort of a sweet and sour taste like the sour apple type candy.

summernoelle Posted 26 Jul 2007 , 10:57pm

I love love love Satin Ice, because it is super easy to work with. But I use MMF because it is about 1/5 of the price. It is a little finicky, and you have to know how to work with it, but it's good for some one like me who is just starting out.

chele_belle Posted 26 Jul 2007 , 11:05pm

I had used wilton in the past but had to add almost a whole bottle of butter flavor it make it taste good. I just bought Fondex to do my brothers wedding cake and it tastes like buttercream. I will never use anything else. I have also used Satin Ice Dark Chocolate and it was very tasty.

AmeliaIslandLaura Posted 26 Jul 2007 , 11:23pm

OK, so I gather from reading this thread that there IS such a thing as tasty fondant? I love the way fondant-covered cakes look, but I have always heard it tastes nasty, or at least not as good as buttercream. What do you think?
Also, please, please, what does MMF stand for???
Laura

bobwonderbuns Posted 27 Jul 2007 , 12:20am
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Originally Posted by AmeliaIslandLaura

OK, so I gather from reading this thread that there IS such a thing as tasty fondant? I love the way fondant-covered cakes look, but I have always heard it tastes nasty, or at least not as good as buttercream. What do you think?
Also, please, please, what does MMF stand for???
Laura



Nasty fondant? In a word, Wilton! That stuff is terrible! MMF stands for MarshMallow Fondant. It's homemade from marshmallows and powdered sugar. I've found if you use a lot of Crisco with it that helps a lot.

alanahodgson Posted 27 Jul 2007 , 1:28am
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Originally Posted by mqguffey

I'm a Satin Ice convert. Order 20 lbs. at a time from www.cakedeco.com.




what kind of shipping do you pay? I thought those prices were pretty good!

lindambc Posted 27 Jul 2007 , 1:34am

I use Satin Ice and Choco Pan. Although Choco Pan is hard to work with when its really hot. I live in the desert so it gets really hot. But I like both.

Sandra80 Posted 27 Jul 2007 , 1:42am

i use satin ice to cover the cake and the wilton to make figures. the wilton, although not as yummy is much firmer and easier to sculpt with and the satin ice just seems to melt and in my hands to much to sculpt with. i order from cakedeco.com too and there prices are good but there shipping is better. i tend to get things next day when i order, the only problem i have had with them is that when satin ice was on backorder and i needed some and i called they said that they had another brand in stock and i told them to switch it to that one, well both showed up a couple of weeks apart and i got charged for both. didn't matter much though, i go through fondant quick.

1234me Posted 27 Jul 2007 , 1:49am

although I RARELY use fondant, I have made MMF and it worked great. No problems whatsoever. I am lazy though so I recently bought Satin Ice and it was very easy to use. I have access to it at a local store and the prices are FANASTIC so I go with it icon_smile.gif

AnythingSugar Posted 27 Jul 2007 , 1:52am

I love Satin Ice. It is great to work with. I have used Pettinice and it tastes good but to me it was a little harder to work with. I am just learning so I need all the help I can get so I stick with Satin Ice.

mqguffey Posted 27 Jul 2007 , 2:40am

cakedeco.com shipping was about $14 and super fast.

Cassie1686 Posted 27 Jul 2007 , 4:04am

Satin Ice all the way!

Cake_Princess Posted 27 Jul 2007 , 4:07am

I use Virgin Ice.

cakesbyjess Posted 27 Jul 2007 , 4:30am

My two favorites are Massa Grischuna and Pettinice. BUT ... I have heard so many great things about Satin Ice here at CC that I am really thinking about trying it! icon_smile.gif

leah_s Posted 27 Jul 2007 , 12:21pm

Satin Ice for me! I also like the pre colored fondnat. I keep black and red on hand at all times.

bobwonderbuns Posted 27 Jul 2007 , 12:32pm
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Originally Posted by cakesbyjess

My two favorites are Massa Grischuna and Pettinice. BUT ... I have heard so many great things about Satin Ice here at CC that I am really thinking about trying it! icon_smile.gif




Massa Grischuna and Pettinice are both very soft by comparison to Satin Ice. You might keep that in mind when working with it. I like the Satin Ice because it is firmer yet pliable, but not as soft as what you use. For my taste the Massa Grischuna was too soft to work with, although Nick Lodge couldn't say enough good things about it.

Euphoriabakery Posted 27 Jul 2007 , 4:46pm

how does the Satin Ice fondant keep? I don't use it a ton but would like to be able to have it on hand. How long will it stay nice? In the past I have use MMF however I find that no matter how well I wrap it up after a couple weeks it is hard as a rock.

leah_s Posted 27 Jul 2007 , 4:53pm

If you can keep it wrapped up, it can last a year. But that's getting all the air out of it and double or triple wrapping it. I have to do that with the colors that I don't use much.

CakeBaker Posted 27 Jul 2007 , 5:19pm

FondX -- I get it from Pfeil & Holing and usually buy 60 pounds at a time.

Euphoriabakery Posted 27 Jul 2007 , 5:26pm

thanks leahs thats what I needed to know.

cakesbyjess Posted 27 Jul 2007 , 10:39pm
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Originally Posted by bobwonderbuns

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Originally Posted by cakesbyjess

My two favorites are Massa Grischuna and Pettinice. BUT ... I have heard so many great things about Satin Ice here at CC that I am really thinking about trying it! icon_smile.gif



Massa Grischuna and Pettinice are both very soft by comparison to Satin Ice. You might keep that in mind when working with it. I like the Satin Ice because it is firmer yet pliable, but not as soft as what you use. For my taste the Massa Grischuna was too soft to work with, although Nick Lodge couldn't say enough good things about it.



Thanks very much ... that is great to know! I guess I just assumed that all fondant was that soft, so it's nice to know that Satin Ice isn't as soft. I'm definitely going to try it now! icon_smile.gif

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