Satin Ice Or Wiltons?

Decorating By Idreamofcakes Updated 8 Sep 2008 , 2:49pm by Idreamofcakes

Idreamofcakes Posted 8 Sep 2008 , 6:12am
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Can i get some opinions from you all?
I love making characters and figures for my
cakes and i've always used wilton fondant or gumpaste (or combo).
I've never used satin ice though, so which do you all prefer?
Which one holds up and holds together the best?
Wilton's doesn't always stick together like I want it to, and sometimes it cracks. I just don't want to waste my money on satin ice if it the same.
Thanks so much for any help you offer!

P.S. Does satin ice taste better?

15 replies
kayla1505 Posted 8 Sep 2008 , 6:25am
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satin ice tastes really yummy! i love it and its easy to work with

Amia Posted 8 Sep 2008 , 6:31am
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I HATE making figures with Satin Ice! Even with tylose, Satin Ice is just too soft to work with IMO. I use Wilton fondant to model since no one will be eating the figures. Sometimes I mix 50/50 Satin Ice and gumpaste, but with a coupon, Wilton is so cheap that there's no reason to waste my Satin Ice on something no one will be eating.

kayla1505 Posted 8 Sep 2008 , 6:35am
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i dont even add tylose to satin ice when i use it. it dries hard for me and ive never had any problems with it

Amia Posted 8 Sep 2008 , 6:38am
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It's not the dry-time. When I'm trying to mold it, it's too soft and it gets all misshapen. I prefer the Wilton because it's firmer and when I hold like a face, for instance, I can put on the details without my fingers misshaping the head. Satin Ice is what I use to cover my cakes though. I definitely don't recommend actually eating the Wilton.

miss_sweetstory Posted 8 Sep 2008 , 6:42am
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Wilton is so much I would use it for figures that aren't going to be eaten. It is a bit drier, so I would I knead in a bit of Cricso to make it more pliable.

kakeladi Posted 8 Sep 2008 , 10:59am
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For figures I'd use Wilton.
Maybe I'm more used to it as it was the only choice for awhile.
I agree that Satin Ice would be too soft unless you are super fast at modeling.

mlharvell Posted 8 Sep 2008 , 11:07am
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In my area, Wilton is actually more expensive than Satin Ice (unless you have a coupon).

For figures, I recommend using Wilton. It's much harder than Satin Ice. As for eating, I say Satin Ice all the way. Wilton is NASTY!!!

Jocmom Posted 8 Sep 2008 , 11:23am
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I wouldn't eat Wilton's. I can't find Satin Ice around here, so I use this stuff called "Pettinice White Rolled Fondant Icing." It's made in New Zealand. I actually like the taste.

momvarden Posted 8 Sep 2008 , 11:37am
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satin ice is worth the extra. I have made figures with both satin ice is a little softer but i enjoy working with it. Also if people want to eat the figures then they taste great as well.

jibbies Posted 8 Sep 2008 , 11:48am
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Satin Ice for covering cakes. Wiltons premade gumpaste for flowers, bows and figures. I have tried Pettinice, it was okay.


Peeg Posted 8 Sep 2008 , 12:10pm
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I totaly agree with jibbies,I made my first bow and started with satin ice, I had to roll it so thick it was to soft and kept stretching, so I went to wilton fondant, no one will eat it anyway-taste YUCKY!!!!

PinkZiab Posted 8 Sep 2008 , 12:23pm
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I use satin ice for everything

loriemoms Posted 8 Sep 2008 , 12:31pm
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I use pure gum paste for all my figurines...they dry harder and faster and I make my own gum paste, so its cheaper!

Deb_ Posted 8 Sep 2008 , 12:39pm
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Originally Posted by loriemoms

I use pure gum paste for all my figurines...they dry harder and faster and I make my own gum paste, so its cheaper!

Me too thumbs_up.gif Don't you ever wonder why Wilton doesn't at least try to make their fondant taste better icon_rolleyes.gificon_rolleyes.gificon_rolleyes.gificon_rolleyes.gif [/quote]

Idreamofcakes Posted 8 Sep 2008 , 2:49pm
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Thanks I knew I could count on all of you! I think I will stick with Wilton for molding and try satin ice for covering.

By the way do you have the recipe for making your own gumpaste? I've never tried it for figures only for flowers, does it crack when making figures?

Thanks again

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