Fondant Taste ?

Decorating By Pickulz Updated 27 Feb 2009 , 10:34pm by xstitcher

Pickulz Posted 27 Feb 2009 , 4:10pm
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Im new to cake baking and decorating....and had a basic question!

Dont you find the taste of fondant not very appealing? I find it bland?
I guess because I am use to buttercream. Ive done lots of cake decorating with bc..but am wanting to use fondant now because it looks better!!! And you can do so much more with it!!!

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MacsMom Posted 27 Feb 2009 , 4:19pm
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I don't like pre-made fondatn, either. I've tried Satin Ice, Sweet Inspirations, and Fondarific (in vanilla and buttercream flavors).

I make MMF and use LoRann butter flavored candy oils (they are super strength). It tastes better than Fondarific's buttercream flavor, IMO. I also add 1 teaspoon popcorn salt to cut the overpowering sweetness of the powdered sugar and add glycerine to make it more pliable.

millermom Posted 27 Feb 2009 , 4:21pm
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I recently made some MMF using the strawberry marshmallows that were on sale during Valentine's, and it was delicious! icon_biggrin.gif Of course, then you are limited to pink/red, but it is worth it!

mcalhoun Posted 27 Feb 2009 , 4:26pm
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I was at the Austin Cake show a couple of years ago and one of the ladies Ruth (sorry I don't know her last name) said to knead a little buttercream into your fondant and it will make the flavor better and it easier to work w/.

MichelleM77 Posted 27 Feb 2009 , 5:40pm
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I use Satin Ice and really like the flavor. I've tried making my own with Michele Foster's Fondant recipe and it is delicious!

Deb_ Posted 27 Feb 2009 , 10:03pm
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I like Macsmom's MMF recipe, I started using it exclusively a few months ago. Thanks Macsmom icon_smile.gif

Pickulz you should give it a try, I think the texture is a lot nicer then the store bought pre-made stuff. You can play around with flavorings also. I find it very easy to roll out and work with also.

Let's face it.........it's ok to pop a piece in our mouths but most pull it off their piece of cake. It's chewy, that's my issue with it, not so much that it doesn't taste good. I just don't want my icing to be more chewy then my cake......kwim? icon_lol.gif

xstitcher Posted 27 Feb 2009 , 10:13pm
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Originally Posted by MichelleM77

I've tried making my own with Michele Foster's Fondant recipe and it is delicious!




Extra tasty with white chocolate added to it but yes dkelly I have to agree with you about the "chewiness" factor but then again I'm not a big icing person either. Too sweet for me. Mind you I do have a little bit just because I made it icon_lol.gif .

MacsMom Posted 27 Feb 2009 , 10:20pm
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Originally Posted by dkelly

I like Macsmom's MMF recipe, I started using it exclusively a few months ago. Thanks Macsmom icon_smile.gif

Pickulz you should give it a try, I think the texture is a lot nicer then the store bought pre-made stuff. You can play around with flavorings also. I find it very easy to roll out and work with also.

Let's face it.........it's ok to pop a piece in our mouths but most pull it off their piece of cake. It's chewy, that's my issue with it, not so much that it doesn't taste good. I just don't want my icing to be more chewy then my cake......kwim? icon_lol.gif




Thanks dkelly! icon_biggrin.gif Yeah, the chewy-ness is what turns most people off. That's why I tried to make one that tasted like BC, lol! At least the kids like to peel it off and eat it...

LaBellaFlor Posted 27 Feb 2009 , 10:26pm
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I actually don't like the taste of fondant either & I've always made it from scratch. To me it was too sweet & I didn'tlike the texture. The past week I made Macsmom's MMF for the first time & I am sold!!! The texture is a better & it is not as sweet. I still prefer buttercream, but the MMF does taste good! It was easier to make then traditional fondant & you can make shapes with it m problem. You may want to try that recipe on this sight. By the way, THANKS MACSMOM! icon_smile.gif

kansaswolf Posted 27 Feb 2009 , 10:26pm
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Perhaps a ROLLED buttercream would give you the look and taste you desire and cut down on the chewiness factor...

Or try my cream cheese fondant... Tasty and not chewy... MMMMM... It's all I use anymore!
http://www.cakecentral.com/cake_recipe-7060-0-Cream-Cheese-base-fondant.html

xstitcher Posted 27 Feb 2009 , 10:34pm
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Originally Posted by kansaswolf

Perhaps a ROLLED buttercream would give you the look and taste you desire and cut down on the chewiness factor...

Or try my cream cheese fondant... Tasty and not chewy... MMMMM... It's all I use anymore!
http://www.cakecentral.com/cake_recipe-7060-0-Cream-Cheese-base-fondant.html




Thanks kansaswolf for the link. I didn't even know that there was a recipe for cream cheese fondant (I love anything to do with cream cheese so I'm sold). I'm definitely going to be giving this one a shot.

MacsMom I've never tried yours either so maybe I will try that after kansaswolf.

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