dhccster Posted 9 Feb 2009 , 3:59pm
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I have read here that no-one really likes Wilton fondant. I have never worked with fondant, but I think I want to try. I have a box of Wilton fondant (and Satin Ice), but I want to use my Wilton one first... is there anything I can add to it to make it taste better?

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Wing-Ding Posted 9 Feb 2009 , 4:09pm
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Have you ever tried it? It tastes like glue.... I've never tried to tweek the flavor. I just threw it out and used the Satin Ice.

pattigunter Posted 9 Feb 2009 , 4:10pm
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Nope not really. Nothing much helps that stuff. As my Wilton Instructor told our class and I quote "It tastes like Ka-Ka"!
My advice is to use the Wilton on things like figures and such and use the satin ice to actually cover your cake.

live2create Posted 9 Feb 2009 , 4:12pm
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I had been told once you could add oils to it like candy making oils to give it flavor but it really is some nasty stuff. I however like it for some decorations it dries better than another fondant I have used. Like when I make a bow I like the Wilton fondant just because I find it keeps its shape better. I would like to hear what the rest are using to make bows. Good luck

chilz822 Posted 9 Feb 2009 , 4:14pm
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I bought the small box of Wilton before I knew better. Rather than throwing it out, I added Tylose and used it for making gumpaste roses, etc and I gotta tell you... it worked wonderful for that. I'm glad I saved it!

Cakepro Posted 9 Feb 2009 , 4:15pm
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Yes, you can definitely make Wilton fondant taste better. icon_smile.gif

Ideally, you would add candy oil - like Lorann's - or you can knead in extract. You can also knead in a packet of unsweetened Kool-Aid mix if you want to add color and a big wallop of flavor!

I always have my Wilton students knead flavor into their fondant and I have them use Wilton to start with because it is such a great consistency and is easy to work with. After putting it on a couple of cakes, I then recommend they try making their own (I recommend Marshmallow Fondant and Michele Foster's fondant recipes).

I have tasted several students' flavored fondant and with the right extracts/oils, you can definitely make it taste good. icon_smile.gif

dhccster Posted 9 Feb 2009 , 4:18pm
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Thank you all. I think I will just practice with the Wilton brand..... maybe make some hearts to put on cupcakes for Valentine's Day. I have ordered glycerin so I can make the MMF.

Thanks again!! I am so inspired by this site!

dhccster Posted 9 Feb 2009 , 4:22pm
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Thank you cakepro. I will try to the kool-aid. I appreciate your input!!

__Jamie__ Posted 9 Feb 2009 , 4:33pm
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Wilton fondant serves many great purposes, and I employ them all the time. On dummy cakes, and decorations which are not to be eaten.

summernoelle Posted 9 Feb 2009 , 4:35pm

I hate to say this, but I have used it in a pinch. One time Into The Oven "forgot" to ship my order. By Friday night at 7 PM, with no Satin Ice, i had no choice but to go to Walmart to get some.
It doesn't taste good, but it was OK for decorating. I like having the option for an emergency.

rockysmommy Posted 9 Feb 2009 , 4:35pm

WOW!!! Kool-aid in fondant...what a great idea...thanks cakepro.

kakeladi Posted 9 Feb 2009 , 5:19pm

As you already have heard the jury is split on if and/or how to improve Wilton fondant icing! icon_smile.gif
Recently I *had* to use Wilton fondant on a chocolate cake - I had NO other option - not even b'cream which is usually my icing of choice. I was pleasantly surprised when I ate some over the the next few days. It was for a potluck and only about 4 people had dessert so there was plenty of cake leftover. I had not flavored it at all.....didn't have time nor anything to use icon_sad.gif I also noticed those that did have a piece ate almost all the fondant w/the cake - they didn't pull it off and leave it on the plate.

BlakesCakes Posted 10 Feb 2009 , 3:03am

I pretty much always mix my SI & Wilton--2/3 to 1/3--so that I get the flavor of the Satin Ice and the workability of the Wilton. Works well for me.

Rae

gscout73 Posted 10 Feb 2009 , 10:30pm
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Originally Posted by BlakesCakes

I pretty much always mix my SI & Wilton--2/3 to 1/3--so that I get the flavor of the and the workability of the Wilton. Works well for me.

Rae




This is not the first time I've heard of this... but I am curious about the resulting flavor. I don't want to waste my Satin Ice, but I do like the texture of the Wilton. Does the blended fondant taste ok?

m1m Posted 11 Feb 2009 , 1:48am

BlakesCakes, mixing the Wilton with the Satin Ice sounds like a good idea. I wonder if you could do the same with mmf? After two years of using the mmf, I find that it's not giving me the crisp, professional look that I like and I'm ready for a change.

BlakesCakes Posted 11 Feb 2009 , 2:47am
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Originally Posted by gscout73

This is not the first time I've heard of this... but I am curious about the resulting flavor. I don't want to waste my , but I do like the texture of the Wilton. Does the blended fondant taste ok?




Well, like I said, I do it to retain the taste of the Satin Ice but to improve it's workability, as SI can be soft and stretchy at times.

I often use it on cookies, as well as cakes, and it gets rave reviews.

As for mixing it with MMF, I don't see why it wouldn't work. You could buy a small box at Michael's using a 40% off coupon and try it. It wouldn't be a big loss if you didn't like the results.

Rae

m1m Posted 11 Feb 2009 , 2:56am

I think I will. Thanks!

jlynnw Posted 11 Feb 2009 , 2:58am

I have mixed mmf with wilton and like the results but still doctored it up a bit with LoRanns oils. I will have to try the koolaid tip. It would be fun to see the loud bright colors on cakes.

artsywest Posted 11 Feb 2009 , 3:49am

I mix my mmf and Satin Ice to make the Satin Ice last longer. I think it tastes great, and is easy to work with.

december13ph Posted 18 Feb 2009 , 10:22pm

I just recently tried adding flavors on my Wilton Fondant. What you said about some people not liking the taste of the Wilton Fondant led me to add a mint-liquid flavored syrup that you can buy at the store. Some say it tastes like 'mentos' candy. "Oh well" at least It changed the taste a little bit, "lols". Maybe next time I'll try Lemon flavoring on it.

cakesbykitty Posted 18 Feb 2009 , 10:27pm

so... anyone flavor Satin Ice? what flavors do you usually use if you flavor Wilton?

zoraya Posted 18 Feb 2009 , 10:46pm

I also cover my cakes with Satin Ice and use Wilton for any flowers or decorations that don't really get eaten. Satin ice is a little too stretchy for decos and too expensive to waste on decorations that might not get eaten.

KrissieCakes Posted 18 Feb 2009 , 10:47pm

I don't flavor Satin Ice because it comes vanilla flavored already and tastes good straight out of the tub.

To the Wilton users - how much flavoring do you have to add to make it palatable? I've tried adding Wilton flavorings, such as vanilla, butter, and almond and it still tasted pretty glue-ish to me! I think I used about 1 tsp or so to the box...not enough?

zoraya Posted 18 Feb 2009 , 10:49pm
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Originally Posted by KrissieCakes

I don't flavor because it comes vanilla flavored already and tastes good straight out of the tub.

To the Wilton users - how much flavoring do you have to add to make it palatable? I've tried adding Wilton flavorings, such as vanilla, butter, and almond and it still tasted pretty glue-ish to me! I think I used about 1 tsp or so to the box...not enough?




I'm too lazy to bother trying to flavor the Wilton gunk. Thats a lot of sticky kneading that I don't want to do. icon_lol.gif

jlynnw Posted 18 Feb 2009 , 10:52pm

I don't like plain MMF as it does not have the give of wilton's. I don't care so much for Satin Ice but was told the bucket we were using was old. IDK. I have order fondarific and will try it. I just don't think you can add enough of anything to make something bad like wiltons taste great but it does work well.

lilmansmum Posted 18 Feb 2009 , 11:01pm

FondX is the way to go, in my opinion. I have bought Satin Ice twice now, and both times it did not work for me. It had the elephant skin look. I can't understand why so many people love it. Now FondX is soooo easy to use, and very workable. I'll stick with it.

Merry1227 Posted 18 Feb 2009 , 11:05pm

Not sure what others wrote but I use satin ice to cover cakes and then wilton to make accents.

cakesbykitty Posted 18 Feb 2009 , 11:17pm

i have never heard of Fondx

BrendaS104 Posted 19 Feb 2009 , 2:03am

am I the only person here that hates the taste of all fondant? I have yet to find one that I can eat without gagging. LOL I guess I'm just a buttercream gal.

lilmansmum Posted 19 Feb 2009 , 3:01am

kakesbykitty.....You've never heard of FondX??? Wow, I am surprised. It is great stuff! I get mine from cakedeco.com. You can also get it at caljavaonline.com (I think they are the ones who actually manufacture it...) And you can find it at cocoaoutlet.com....and lots of other places. It's about $30 or so for a 10-lb. bucket, depending on where you order it. I think it tastes soooooo much better than Satin Ice! And it's tons easier to work with, in my opinion. icon_smile.gif

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