Which Fondant Is Easier To Work With?

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topaz176 Posted 23 Mar 2009 , 10:36pm
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I never work with fondant before and I would like to know which one you find is easier to start with.

I saw various recipes like marshmallow fondant, satin ice fondant,
cream cheese base fondant.

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prterrell Posted 24 Mar 2009 , 12:51am
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I prefer Satin Ice. It's expensive, but find it easy to work with and tastes great. Plus, I make my cakes, icing, and filling from scratch, so it's nice to have one high-quality item that I don't have to make!

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CakeMommy3 Posted 24 Mar 2009 , 5:10am
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I haven't used any store bought ones except for wilton (yucky). I have made various recipes of regular fondant and marshmallow fondant, and Michele Foster Fondant is by far my favorite! You can search in recipes and find it. It's super simple to make, and very inexpensive.

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chilz822 Posted 24 Mar 2009 , 5:19am
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Michele Foster's... hands down.

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too_nice_to_slice Posted 24 Mar 2009 , 6:14pm
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I just tried Michele Foster's for the first time today, and I am in LOVE!! It's so much easier to work with than MMF, and tastes awesome. I wish I'd tried it sooner. There are seriously not words to describe my feelings towards this recipe. lol

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chilz822 Posted 24 Mar 2009 , 8:31pm
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DOUBLE DITTO!
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kiraboo Posted 24 Mar 2009 , 10:07pm
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I'm just starting out with fondant myself and have only used Satin Ice. Tastes pretty good and I think easy to work with, but who knows- I'm such a newbie! lol

Anyway, I'm excited to try and make my own also- does anybody know how long Michele Foster's fondant lasts? I assume you have to refrigerate it since it has milk? how about MMF? I love how Satin Ice can just sit there in its little air-tight tub on the pantry shelf... but then again, that worries me. icon_razz.gif

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niccicola Posted 24 Mar 2009 , 10:40pm
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Satin Ice is great but I can't afford Satin Ice all the time. I've got a 20 lb tub of chocolate and will be purchasing the Ivory come August, but everything else is MMF. I've heard people talk about how it's hard to work with, but I guess I'm used to it? I like it.

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Sweet_Guys Posted 25 Mar 2009 , 1:09am
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We tried Michele Fosters and just didn't like the taste nor how it works in our humidity...We use Satin Ice, Pettinice, and Fondarific.

Paul & Peter

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i_heart_pastry Posted 25 Mar 2009 , 1:21am
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So I guess it all boils down to personal preference... I myself am a Satin Ice girl!!

Bec

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chilz822 Posted 25 Mar 2009 , 4:10am
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I'm a recent convert from MMF to Michele's. You do not have to store it in the fridge, the milk is preserved by the cooking and the sugar according to Michele. I store it on the counter, wrapped in plastic and inside a ziploc, and it's beautiful.

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Frankyola Posted 25 Mar 2009 , 4:20am
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Once I use Michele Foster's I fell in love with it!!! thumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif , It change mi life thumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gifI LOOOOOOOOVE IT!!!!!! thumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gif

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gerripje Posted 25 Mar 2009 , 6:21am
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Michele Foster for me too. The only brand I've tried was Wilton and made MMF a few times. I will stick Michele Foster's recipe, love, love, love it!!

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MacsMom Posted 25 Mar 2009 , 6:29am
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I am completely in love with my MMF recipe (includes salt, glycerine, and LoRann butter flavor). It is so easy to work with and tastes amazing.

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funtasticake Posted 25 Mar 2009 , 1:11pm
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can you pls. send me the recipe for michele fondant.i've done mmf it is very sticky but it has nice flavor. my only thing against its very hard to make figure and flowers with it.it seem to be softer..i just made the flavor mmf. i melted the rainbow mmf. and i end up with an orange flavor and orange color fondant..did not have to worry coloring it... icon_lol.gificon_biggrin.gificon_smile.gif [/u][/i][/b]

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playingwithsugar Posted 25 Mar 2009 , 1:20pm
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She just posted an updated version in the recipe section.

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sportsmom005 Posted 25 Mar 2009 , 1:21pm
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Originally Posted by MacsMom

I am completely in love with my MMF recipe (includes salt, glycerine, and LoRann butter flavor). It is so easy to work with and tastes amazing.




Is your fondant recipe in the Google doc?

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tx_cupcake Posted 25 Mar 2009 , 1:24pm
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I am also a recent convert from MMF to Michele Foster's recipe (although, I may have to try MacsMom's version of MMF before I make my final verdict icon_wink.gif ). My personal preference is for homemade fondant in general, just because I haven't found a pre-made fondant that doesn't leave me with a chemical aftertaste.

(This is also coming from someone who can't use any kind of artificial sweetener because I swear I can taste the chemicals!)

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aggiechef Posted 25 Mar 2009 , 1:31pm
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I'm a fan of Choco-pan fondant myself. I like that it doesn't dry rock hard. Not good for some things, I know, but it's great for covering a cake. It also has a mild white chocolate flavor which I love.

I haven't tried making homemade fondant yet, but I'm going to. Sounds like I need to try MMF and Michele Foster's recipes to see which I like better. Just another excuse to bake somemore and fatten up my coworkers. icon_smile.gif

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seagoat Posted 25 Mar 2009 , 1:34pm
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txcupcake, that's my problem also...the chemical taste. I CANNOT use bettercreme...no matter how much flavoring...I can still taste chemical.

I usually use MMF but have recently tried the European fondant. It worked out fine, but it was just for flowers.

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pattigunter Posted 25 Mar 2009 , 1:40pm
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My favorite is FondX.

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Frankyola Posted 25 Mar 2009 , 2:39pm
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Originally Posted by funtasticake

can you pls. send me the recipe for michele fondant.i've done mmf it is very sticky but it has nice flavor. my only thing against its very hard to make figure and flowers with it.it seem to be softer..i just made the flavor mmf. i melted the rainbow mmf. and i end up with an orange flavor and orange color fondant..did not have to worry coloring it... icon_lol.gificon_biggrin.gificon_smile.gif [/u][/i][/b]




Here you go thumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gif

http://cakecentral.com/cake_recipe-3663-Michele-Fosters-Delicious-Fondant.html

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chilz822 Posted 25 Mar 2009 , 4:28pm
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Here's Michele's new updated recipe, great additions and notes:
http://www.cakecentral.com/cake_recipe-7432-Michele-Fosters-Updated-Fondant.html

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sgauta Posted 25 Mar 2009 , 6:06pm
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I'm going to have to try the Michele Foster recipe! I started out using Wilton (blech!) and have transitioned to the MMF. I haven't had any problems with it, I find it easier to work with than the boxed kind. Tastes WAY better and costs WAY less too! I'm intrigued by the Michele Foster suggestions though, I'll have to check it out.

Sarah

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MacsMom Posted 25 Mar 2009 , 6:38pm
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Originally Posted by funtasticake

can you pls. send me the recipe for michele fondant.i've done mmf it is very sticky but it has nice flavor. my only thing against its very hard to make figure and flowers with it.it seem to be softer..i just made the flavor mmf. i melted the rainbow mmf. and i end up with an orange flavor and orange color fondant..did not have to worry coloring it... icon_lol.gificon_biggrin.gificon_smile.gif [/u][/i][/b]




Hmmm, you may be softening it too much in the microwave. Or the recipe you use is different from the 16oz MMs and 2 lbs PS.

I just made Kai-Lan and sushi out of MMF with no problem at all (in my photos).

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chikie Posted 25 Mar 2009 , 7:58pm
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I LOVE Michelle's recipe, but I like to use MMF for bows and stuff like that.

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PinkZiab Posted 25 Mar 2009 , 8:06pm
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I use Satin Ice exclusively. On the rare occasion I have to make it I use a recipe from Colette Peters that was included in my culinary school text--it performs perfectly and I've never had to make any adjustments to it, but I still prefer Satin Ice. Making everything from scratch, this is my one "shortcut," but it's so high quality, that I really don't consider it a shortcut at all.

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ssunshine564 Posted 25 Mar 2009 , 8:06pm
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Satin Ice for me. thumbs_up.gif

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MacsMom Posted 25 Mar 2009 , 8:29pm
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I find SI to dry too fast, too hard, too matte, and it tears more than MMF. And the smell reminds me a little of PlayDoh.

Fondarific's buttercream flavor is the best tasting store bought fondant, and it is awesome for covering tiers, but too soft to decorate with. I use it when I need black to cover tiers.

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hanacakes Posted 25 Mar 2009 , 10:05pm
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I just ordered some fondarific and this will be my first time trying it. I hope it works well but from the previous comment it sounds like it will taste good. I will remember its not good for decorations...=)

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