What's You Favorite Fondant?

Decorating By dcabrera Updated 27 Mar 2009 , 6:42pm by BeeBoos-8599_

dcabrera Posted 14 Mar 2009 , 9:05pm
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I personally luv satin ice, but it's so darn expensive to have it shipped to my house. Looking for good fondant at a reasonable price. Let me know what you use. Thanks icon_smile.gif

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CakeMommy3 Posted 14 Mar 2009 , 11:49pm
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Well, I don't know about store bought, but if you're up to making it yourself, Marshmallow fondant or Michele Foster's Fondant are my two favorites. icon_smile.gif

Caths_Cakes Posted 15 Mar 2009 , 12:05am
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i buy renshaw regal ice, which i beleive is a UK product, since im from the UK lol! never tried satin ice, but renshaws is my fave icon_smile.gif X

moxey2000 Posted 15 Mar 2009 , 12:15am
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I made Toba Garrett's fondant today and it taste good and is easy to work with. A lot of folks say that Michele Foster's is even better so I'm going to try that one next.

All of the commercial fondants, with the exception of Choco-Pan, taste like chemicals. It amazes me the number of people who think Satin Ice taste good. Choco-Pan is even more expensive than the others, but definitely worth it if you can get it.

foxymomma521 Posted 15 Mar 2009 , 12:22am
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I like Pettinice... but as far as homemade goes, I like Toba Garrett's too. Funny how so many people like Choco Pan, I think it is SO difficult to work with!

tonimarie Posted 15 Mar 2009 , 12:28am
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I have never had any luck with mmf, but I love Satin Ice because I find it so easy to work with. With that being said I rarely have orders for cakes with fondant, because no one really likes the taste of it..........if there is a brand that is super yummy I would love to know because I would way rather make fondant cakes than buttercream icon_wink.gif

jenniferchristman78 Posted 15 Mar 2009 , 12:31am
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Fondarific fondant is incredible!!! I checked out the website www.fondarific.com and they sent me samples. I only paid for shipping and handling. The sample flavors were: strawberry (which tastes like starburst), lemon (which is awesome!), vanilla, chocolate and buttercream. I rolled it out to see how easy it was and it rolled out great without powdered sugar. My husband even liked it!

maisyone2 Posted 15 Mar 2009 , 12:34am
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To cover cakes, I only use Pettinice. It has a nice light marshmallow taste. I will use Satin Ice pre-colored fondant when I need deep or vibrant colors. I've made my own fondant twice....regular and marshmallow. I don't have the time to invest in making it, I work full time, teach cake decorating and have cake orders every weekend. I need the convenience of pre-made and great tasting Pettinice!

Mickeebabe Posted 15 Mar 2009 , 12:36am
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Can you use Michele Foster's Fondant on cookies?

CranberryClo Posted 15 Mar 2009 , 12:36am
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I use Satin Ice now - it's just easier than making MMF - but if I've got a lot of free time - MMF it is.

I do not like ChocoPan at all. I was using it the other day and couldn't get over how soft it is with very little kneading. I was only using it for cookies, so can't imagine how I would have gotten it on a cake.

GenGen Posted 15 Mar 2009 , 12:44am
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thats pretty awesome about fondarifics samples, i'll look into that. Dcabrera, just curious, how much did it cost you total to have the satin ice shipped? i live in northern idaho so i too deal with high shipping fees etc.. (its like we're in a whole nother country lol)

tonimarie Posted 15 Mar 2009 , 3:10am
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jenniferchristman78....did you have to contact them and ask specifically for samples? I just looked at the website and didn't see any samples, but I am soo interested. The flavors look yummy! TIA

jenniferchristman78 Posted 15 Mar 2009 , 3:15am
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I went to the website. Go to shopping cart and click on it. The next page has all of the product and you can add the samples to your shopping cart.

mjballinger Posted 15 Mar 2009 , 3:19am
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Originally Posted by tonimarie

jenniferchristman78....did you have to contact them and ask specifically for samples? I just looked at the website and didn't see any samples, but I am soo interested. The flavors look yummy! TIA




Okay, you didn't ask me, but I got the sample too - you have to actually hit "my shopping cart" or whatever in the top left corner and then it's the last choice. It was 6.05 for me shipping and handling.

Bluehue Posted 15 Mar 2009 , 3:19am
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Renshaws Regalice from the UK.
Colour wise i couldn't get better. Very true colours that do not fade or seperate.
Usage wise - doesn't crimp and can be rolled as thin as you like without tearing.

Bh.

mjballinger Posted 15 Mar 2009 , 3:23am
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Also, a year ago I would have said Choco-Pan is my favorite. It still is, in taste. But it's expensive and sometimes tempermental to work with.
I've been making Michelle Foster's fondant with white chocolate added and I LOVE IT!! The taste is great, the workability is awesome. It's a little extra work, but not nearly as messy as marshmallow fondant to make.
I've tried Fondariffic and it was easy to use and the taste of the chocolate and the buttercream flavors was great but I found the texture to look almost plastic -y. Especially the colors.

Getus Posted 15 Mar 2009 , 3:24am
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Michele Foster's Delicious Fondant.
Reasonably priced ingredients and easy to make.
Tastes great.
Super easy to work with. thumbs_up.gif

Marmette Posted 15 Mar 2009 , 3:30am
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i just ordered the sample from fondarifics. i cant wait to try it

chefjulie Posted 15 Mar 2009 , 3:34am
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Is the fondarific colored? I cant figure out if it's colored to match the flavor, or if it's all white...
Oh, and I love Satin Ice! It's great straight out of the bucket and if you order online, the price isnt bad at all. It's definitely worth it to me to have consistent workable fondant that I dont have to make myself icon_smile.gif

forthwife Posted 15 Mar 2009 , 3:36am
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Originally Posted by mjballinger

Also, a year ago I would have said Choco-Pan is my favorite. It still is, in taste. But it's expensive and sometimes tempermental to work with.
I've been making Michelle Foster's fondant with white chocolate added and I LOVE IT!! The taste is great, the workability is awesome. It's a little extra work, but not nearly as messy as marshmallow fondant to make.
I've tried Fondariffic and it was easy to use and the taste of the chocolate and the buttercream flavors was great but I found the texture to look almost plastic -y. Especially the colors.




How much white chocolate are you adding and at what stage? I am also curious if there is a way to make Michele's fondant with brown chocolate. Thanks!

Pastry-Panda Posted 15 Mar 2009 , 3:46am
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I still love Satin Ice , I'm willing to pay a little extra for good premade fondant and it never disapoints me!! But I really am curious about the fondarific samples though!!

mjballinger Posted 15 Mar 2009 , 3:53am
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Originally Posted by forthwife

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Originally Posted by mjballinger

Also, a year ago I would have said Choco-Pan is my favorite. It still is, in taste. But it's expensive and sometimes tempermental to work with.
I've been making Michelle Foster's fondant with white chocolate added and I LOVE IT!! The taste is great, the workability is awesome. It's a little extra work, but not nearly as messy as marshmallow fondant to make.
I've tried Fondariffic and it was easy to use and the taste of the chocolate and the buttercream flavors was great but I found the texture to look almost plastic -y. Especially the colors.



How much white chocolate are you adding and at what stage? I am also curious if there is a way to make Michele's fondant with brown chocolate. Thanks!




I add it when I add the corn syrup and stuff. I used between 1/2 lb. and 3/4 lb.. Yes, there is a way to make milk chocolate. I found the recipe here: http://www.recipezaar.com/Chocolate-Fondant-352379

I'm going to make the one with cocoa tomorrow since the white chocolate has been so great! I have to make a cake for Brownies, so the brown color will be awesome.

Cruz Posted 15 Mar 2009 , 4:05am
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I just ordered my samples and can't wait to get them. I've been using Satin Ice for the longest but recently I tried Fondx and its taste awesome.

dcabrera Posted 15 Mar 2009 , 5:30am
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Originally Posted by GenGen

thats pretty awesome about fondarifics samples, i'll look into that. Dcabrera, just curious, how much did it cost you total to have the shipped? i live in northern idaho so i too deal with high shipping fees etc.. (its like we're in a whole nother country lol)




GenGen,
It costs me $30 for shipping on a $45 for a 20lb bucket= $75. This dreadful economey is kicking my a$$.

dcabrera Posted 15 Mar 2009 , 5:35am
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Yikes! Fondarific is more than double the price of Satin ice.

cakeladyatLA Posted 15 Mar 2009 , 7:21am
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I think $75 for 20 lbs is a good deal, remember wilton fondant is like 6.99 a lb. if you dont have a coupon

dcabrera Posted 15 Mar 2009 , 7:27am
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Originally Posted by cakeladyatLA

I think $75 for 20 lbs is a good deal, remember wilton fondant is like 6.99 a lb. if you dont have a coupon




I guess I never really knew how expensive it was icon_sad.gif

tonimarie Posted 15 Mar 2009 , 3:13pm
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Thank you.........I'm so going to order some and can't wait until they get there icon_wink.gif

cookiemama2 Posted 15 Mar 2009 , 6:30pm
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Fondarific will deliver to Canada.
$6.50 for the shipping

GenGen Posted 17 Mar 2009 , 4:06am
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Originally Posted by cakeladyatLA

I think $75 for 20 lbs is a good deal,




for my budget its not, sorry- no offense meant. guess i'll stick with learning how to work with mmf. i just cant afford to practice on alot of cakes i don't get reimbursed for. i'd probably be better skilled then i am now lol. ah well not complaining. i grew up learning to work with what i have, my kids have done the same (oops digressing hehe) and i figure things will work out icon_smile.gif but i do keep my options open and i explore new ideas JUst in case (grins)

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