I've always make my own fondant, but becoming more & more busy w/ cakes I'm tempted to start buying it. I saw on Global Sugar art choco-pan & satin ice. Which is better to work with & taste wise. Also this may be a dumb question, but when I make fondant I usually use 2-3 pounds of con. sugar or one to two bags of marsh. if mmf. What bucket number? is comparable to my homemade batch . Is global sugar art the cheapest price around for these products? Sorry for all the questions, Iknow there are many of you out there knowledgable about this topic. I could sure use your advice!!
anybody out there?
I haven't taste chocopan;i don't like much satin ice but I haved used because of the short time. And the store; one of the cheapest is global sugar art.
I hope this helps
IMO Choco-pan is the best tasting, but a little harder to work with. Satin Ice is easier to work with and tastes okay definitely leaps and bounds above the wilton c!@p that is available everywhere.
Thanks for the feedback. Does anybody know how much the #2 bucket will cover cakewise?
Choco-Pan is definitely the best tasting fondant I've used. Since it's more like chocolate than fondant, it possesses different characteristics -- some good and some not. It's very easy to smooth, especially if you get a small hole or tear because it sort of melts together with the warmth of your hands, but it's not as useful for modeling figures or flowers because it doesn't set up as hard as regular fondant. It doesn't have as long a shelf life as other fondants, but you can freeze it. You can also roll Choco-Pan out thinner than regular fondant, so it goes farther. Their website (www.choco-pan.com) has a chart for coverage. Hope this helps.
I find Fondex to be the best tasting regular fondant, and I like the cal-java chocolate based fondants better than choco-pan. Choco-pan is crazy difficult to work with here in the south. It doesn't really like heat or humidity.
I think http://intotheoven.com has the best prices on Satin Ice. Satin Ice is pretty easy to work with - no complaints. I covered 4 - 1/4 sheet cakes, and a half a ball cake with 5lbs and still have a little left.
I haven't used the Choc Pan but I'm thinking about ordering some to try it on a carrot AUDI TT cake.
Thank you for these very helpful post! May I ask where you buy your Fondex? I was checking out the intotheoven website they do have better pricing.
I buy fondex at either www.cakedeco.com or from caljavaonline.com depending on what else I need to order.
I agree that Into the oven has the best prices, and they just had a june sale on Choco Pan and Satin Ice. I stocked up. My DH calls Sating Ice the good stuff not the cardboard stuff. Haven't tried Choco Pan, but reading here, I will give it a try.
Thanks for the site & updates. It's much appreciated