pooker Posted 4 Jul 2005 , 12:52am
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I've never used fondant before, but am anxious to try...

I have heard from somewhere* that it tastes really bad. Is that true? Or is it like any other icing?

Which is better/easier/cheaper - store bought or home-made?

I plan to use some to just get some experience and to see what its like, but I thought I'd get everyone's opinion first...

TIA

*(don't ask where - I have small children, and they suck all my brain function out before I can use it! icon_razz.gif )

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beachcakes Posted 4 Jul 2005 , 1:28am
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The only ready-made fondant I've used is Wilton and it tastes terrible, IMHO. I've heard that Pettinice or Satinice (not sure which) tastes really good. There is a recipe on this site for MMF - marshmallow fondant - which is what i use. Easy to make and tastes good.

scoobam Posted 4 Jul 2005 , 1:34am
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I'm no help.. but thought I would add a question...

Has anyone tried FondX?

klsunny Posted 5 Jul 2005 , 2:24am
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The Wilton rolled fondant is nice to work with once you knead the heck out of it but it tastes and smells like paint, IMO. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the MMF (marshmallow fondant) recipe I found on here and found it to be quite easy to make and use. It took a bit of leg work (or rather arm work) to get it to color but tasted fantastic.

APCakes Posted 5 Jul 2005 , 2:36am
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I haven't tried the Marshmallow fondant (MMF) yet, but I would really like to! So far, I use the homemade rolled fondant recipe in the wilton books, and I really like it. You can add whatever flavoring you like, and I make mine taste just like buttercream. The packaged stuff tastes really gross. I've heard that overall, fondant keeps better and longer than MMF, so it works for me! icon_smile.gif

magentaa23 Posted 5 Jul 2005 , 2:39am
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i made marshmallow fondant last weekend.. and i didnt like it at all... i myself like the taste of fondant.. however i never used wilton brand... i buy it in bulk from the bakery i work at... however last week i got a order of fondant from decopac company..... it was yummmy... perfect constancy and didnt stick to my board at all like the other

pooker Posted 5 Jul 2005 , 2:19pm
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I want to thank everyone for your replies! You've given me some great feedback - and I am going to try out the MMF! I can't wait!!!

sheilaattaway Posted 5 Jul 2005 , 5:19pm
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Fondant taste like crap but everone loves the way it looks. I take a couple of bags of candy melt, melt them down, add a little karo and mix it with the fondant. It taste great and is a lott easier to smooth than fondant. Also try the rolled buttercream It works great too and the taste is great. i have also just melted candy melts added some kayro and rapped it in s. rap. Let it sit for a few hours and rolls nicly over cakes, but it is hard to make flowers or anything else with it.

MariaLovesCakes Posted 6 Jul 2005 , 3:27pm
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Originally Posted by pooker

I want to thank everyone for your replies! You've given me some great feedback - and I am going to try out the MMF! I can't wait!!!




Yes, try it. It tastes good. I tend to think that if you make fondant yourself, it tastes better than the Wilton packaged brand.

Other are good but expensive....

I think its cheaper to make them though....

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