Liberty Virgin Ice Fondant

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Taigen Posted 5 Jun 2008 , 12:56pm
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Has anyone heard or used Virgin Ice fondant by Liberty? It is made in Toronto Canada. I bought a package just to see what it was like to work with, I found that it tore very easily instead of stretching like MMF. The flavour wasn't great but not the worst either.
I just wanted to try something other than MMF. I did try making some fondant completely from scratch and it was awful. It was like rubber at first, then I heated it a touch in the microwave but as I rolled it out it had little clumps of "rubbery stuff" so I tossed it.
This boughten stuff is now on a WASC cake with strawberry filling, I will finish decorating it later today. At least trying the bought stuff has given me a better idea of tecture etc.
Any thoughts?

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Iheartcake Posted 5 Jun 2008 , 1:07pm
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I've used this a few times. I keep a tub of it on hand for little details that I might need on a cake. Much easier than making MMF and I find it a lot easier to work with. If I'm covering a cake, I'll make my own only because it's a bit on the expensive side. The taste is sooo much better than Wilton, which is why I'll use it.. but definately not as good as MMF. I love the convenience of it most of all.. no mess and I do find it easy to work with.

jnet72 Posted 16 Jul 2008 , 11:36am
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I found the same thing. As you know, living in the Maritimes, we have such poor selection for cake decorating supplies, so I was excited to find a fondant besides Wilton to try, but I just cannot make it work! It tears so easily and doesn't seem elastic AT ALL! I guess I'll stick with my MMF. icon_smile.gif

DeezTreatz Posted 19 Jul 2010 , 3:05am
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I just found the Liberty Ice @ The Bulk Barn - its very inexpensive and I think it works and tastes great! I just did a cake with it - the brown and green polka dot one - I was just practicing using fondant - second time! icon_smile.gif

sillywabbitz Posted 19 Jul 2010 , 3:23am
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I want a bulk barnicon_smile.gif We don't have them here and every time I go to Canada I'm so jealous.

DeezTreatz Posted 19 Jul 2010 , 3:26am
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Aww hehe.. Its a lot cheaper then Michaels too! icon_smile.gif

cakeorate Posted 19 Jul 2010 , 4:26am
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I love Bulk Barn. They just opened one here in Edmonton last November... I tried Virgin Ice fondant and I had so much problem with it as well... it tears very easily. I used it for my pink and green cake and you can see the big crack in the pic. It's embarrassing, but I tried my best.

DeezTreatz Posted 19 Jul 2010 , 6:15pm
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Mine did that too actually.. but I thought it was because I put it in the fridge. but taste wise I would go with Virgin Ice instead of Wilton for sure!

DeezTreatz Posted 27 May 2011 , 5:01pm
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Does anyone know if Virigin Ice is Vegan? I know Wiltons is... but very curious to know!! TIA

cake-nator Posted 21 Jun 2012 , 3:45pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by DeezTreatz

Does anyone know if Virigin Ice is Vegan? I know Wiltons is... but very curious to know!! TIA




It took me soooooo long to search for the answer.
so like a month after i bought it, it randomly hit me, I SHOULD 411 THEM. so i did. and i found them!
I called to ask about an ingredient called glycerin. The said it was vegetable based and not animal derrived icon_smile.gif
And im pretty sure that none of the other ingredients are animal related. I'm not positive if that makes it vegan or not :S
I understand some vegans have very strict restrictions.
here: http://www.yellowpages.ca/bus/Ontario/Woodbridge/Liberty-Group-Sugar/7459682.html?what=Liberty-Group-Inc&where=Vaughan-ON≤=16cda
Call them and ask!
I was soooo gratefull I could finally use this great fondant! icon_smile.gif

BakingIrene Posted 21 Jun 2012 , 11:38pm
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Bulk Barn is owned by the Weston family that also owns Loblaws, Great Canadian Superstore, Provigo, NoFrills chains. They also own the Presidents Choice brand made by SunFresh Foods that has found its way into many American grocery stores.

YES glycerine is plant derived. It's gelatine that is from animals and some vegans do not accept it.

That being said Bulk Barn stocks what they can buy, not what is the highest quality. They added the fondant very recently in response to the numerous requests for it. Their website shows only that it is a prepackaged product.

I make my own fondant using bulk ingredients but the recipe includes gelatin. Anybody interested?

BakingIrene Posted 22 Jun 2012 , 12:06am
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http://libertygroupsugar.com/index.html

This is the link--they have one link to a list of retailers but NO ingredients lists.

BakingIrene Posted 22 Jun 2012 , 7:00pm
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OK so I just came from a trip to BulkBarn.

Both the Virgin Ice and Wilton Fondant (readymade) should be vegan as they have no gelatin. They do contain plant based gums tylose and gum tragacanth which make good gumpaste flowers and decorations but lousy cake covering.

If anybody really needs vegan fondant, I will hit the books this weekend.

However, here is what I have been using for rolled fondant cake coverings.

5 teaspoons unflavoured gelatin (measure from 2 packets)
1/4 cup cold water
1/2 cup white corn syrup
1 tablespoon glycerine
1 teaspoon flavouring of choice
8 cups sifted icing sugar

Mix gelatin and water and allow to stand 10 minutes. Put cup into pan of simmering water until it melts. Add the glycerine, corn syrup and flavouring. If entire batch is to be coloured, add paste or gel colour to a light shade. Stir well to combine.

Put 6 cups icing sugar in large mixing bowl and add warn gelatine mixture. Mix with a wooden spoon or heavy spatula until combined. Knead in additional sugar until your dough has the consistency of pie crust. Seal into a zipped plastic bag and let sit in a cool room overnight.

To roll, knead until pliable. Use powdered sugar to sprinkle the counter or pastry board to prevent sticking. Roll to 3/16" thickness (4-5mm) .

Sweet Cheeks101 Posted 5 Jul 2013 , 5:08pm
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I have been using Satin Ice for years, and tried Virgin a few times, but doesn't compare to Satin Ice. I found that Virgin is not easy to use ( at least for me).

Satin Ice is a  must use or at least a must try, I don't think you will want any other product after you try Satin. I buy my products at L&M Bakers Supply Co in Toronto, I don't have a business - but they welcome walk ins and best part they ship!!. I love that they stock Satin Ice in a variety of colours, and sizes...thumbs_up.gif

Bake rinse Posted 12 Nov 2014 , 1:01am
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I tried Fondx fondant and found it in great taste and easily manageable in any application. I will say the best fondant so far. I would appreciate someoneelse can submit a review as well.

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