Fondant

Decorating By easternshores Updated 30 Jul 2008 , 11:48pm by Bomboncito

easternshores Posted 29 Jul 2008 , 4:10am
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Every piece of fondant I have ever tasted, was like old gum or chewy paper. Never have I tasted a fondant that tastes good? Poeple have asked me if I have thought about working with it and honestly, no. If a cake does not taste good to me, no matter how pretty it is (NOT KNOCKING ANY OF YOU!!!!) I will not make it. Is there a form of fondant or something like it that tastes GOOD?

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Texas_Rose Posted 29 Jul 2008 , 11:29am
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Are you talking about the taste or the texture? You can do a lot for the taste. The texture just is what it is, and gives fondant that smooth look.

I use marshmallow fondant because it's cheap, fairly easy to make, and reliable. Sometimes I add butter flavoring or a flavoring oil...you can use the Lorann's oil flavorings but it takes a whole tiny bottle for one batch. I've used orange oil too, from the gourmet grocery store, and that made it taste really good.

You can make chocolate marshmallow fondant and that tastes like fudge.

JenniferMI Posted 30 Jul 2008 , 2:14am
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There are good fondants and VERY BAD fondants on the market. My customers taste my choc. fondant and order it. Personally, I think the key is a good tasting fondant rolled as thin as you are comfortable rolling it. My own opinion, I think people like thinner oposed to thick fondant. I also put a normal layer of icing because I think people expect icing... and like it icon_smile.gif

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LoriMc Posted 30 Jul 2008 , 9:45pm
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I agree...I think people prefer cakes with icing. It all comes down to whether you would rather have a great tasting cake or a perfectly smooth cake.

I never cover my cakes in fondant. I only use the marshmallow fondant for decorations and banners. Every place I have been where a fondant cake was served...shower or wedding, I watch people pick it off to eat the cake and icing.

tracey1970 Posted 30 Jul 2008 , 9:55pm
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I like Satin Ice. I decorate for mostly buttercream eaters, and even they like Satin Ice. They wouldn't want it on every cake, but they do eat in when I make a cake with it.

APrettyCake Posted 30 Jul 2008 , 9:56pm
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I have tried fondants off the shelf and really don't care too much for them. The homemade MMF is good, though, and you can flavor it to your liking. That is what is nice about it. Also, although I am not a fan of eating fondant, I DO like the taste of choco-pan, and would have no problems serving/eating that stuff!

mymomandmecakes Posted 30 Jul 2008 , 9:58pm
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My first cakes were with Fondant and I didn't even taste it ..when I finally did I was like no way never going to use that stuff. but my husband HAS to taste each color everytime and tells me how bad it taste. LOL

I made marshmallow fondant once...didnt get the mix right it kept tearing but them I used it on cookies and they tasted wonderful so this wweekened I am going to give it another try!! It is pretty and sooo smoooth but I have become a master at buttercream and making it look like fondant and I am comfortable with that!!! lol

LoriMc Posted 30 Jul 2008 , 10:07pm
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Originally Posted by mymomandmecakes

My first cakes were with Fondant and I didn't even taste it ..when I finally did I was like no way never going to use that stuff. but my husband HAS to taste each color everytime and tells me how bad it taste. LOL

I made marshmallow fondant once...didnt get the mix right it kept tearing but them I used it on cookies and they tasted wonderful so this wweekened I am going to give it another try!! It is pretty and sooo smoooth but I have become a master at buttercream and making it look like fondant and I am comfortable with that!!! lol




You should try rolled buttercream on your cookies. It tastes so good if you put vanilla and butter flavoring in it. It works just like MMF too.

yayadesigns Posted 30 Jul 2008 , 10:09pm
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I hated fondant until I tried Satin Ice and I have to admit, it is yummy!

My aunt swears by chocopan.

Daisys_Cakes Posted 30 Jul 2008 , 10:12pm
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I hope you were not eating the Wilton stuff! That stuff is so nasty! If I were you I would try Michelle Fosters Delicious Fondant recipe here on CC. It is so yummy! If you cover the cake with plastic wrap after you have covered it and let it sit for a while the fondant will absorb the moisture and flavor of the BC.

HTH!

mymomandmecakes Posted 30 Jul 2008 , 10:16pm
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yes it was wilton in every color available....and he just keeps tasting it...I say it doesn't taste like red....ha ha or blue or what ever color I am using....i think he hoped that it would just get better or he would get used to it....lol

superstar Posted 30 Jul 2008 , 10:25pm
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Wilton fondant is awful. It is enough to put anyone off fondant forever.

APrettyCake Posted 30 Jul 2008 , 10:56pm
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My daughter loves the wilton stuff - sometimes I really question her taste. I am an avid cook as well, so she is quite used to gourmet meals and good food all around. I just don't get it. The stuff is gross. If she asks me to do her wedding cake in wilton fondant, I think I am going to throw up!

Bomboncito Posted 30 Jul 2008 , 11:01pm
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I'm from Puerto Rico and I also use marshmallow fondant. It's easy to make and people like it.

I add a touch of almond flavoring to get a perfect taste. I put a normal layer of icing first, then I roll the fondant until I get a thinner layer, then cover my iced cake. Everybody told me that they like my fondant, because it's different than the "gum" they tasted in other cakes.

Hope this can help!

missmikey Posted 30 Jul 2008 , 11:04pm
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What is rolled buttercream? It sounds interesting.

easternshores Posted 30 Jul 2008 , 11:17pm
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Originally Posted by Daisy1993

I hope you were not eating the Wilton stuff! That stuff is so nasty! If I were you I would try Michelle Fosters Delicious Fondant recipe here on CC. It is so yummy! If you cover the cake with plastic wrap after you have covered it and let it sit for a while the fondant will absorb the moisture and flavor of the BC.

HTH!




Where exactly can I find this recipe?

Bomboncito Posted 30 Jul 2008 , 11:48pm
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