Do you prefer choco pan or satin ice: for taste. and/or for modeling?
I like the taste of both. To me, Satin Ice has a sweeter, vanilla flavor and Choco-Pan is a little more subtle. I live in a high-humidity area - I cannot model with fondant of any kind and have it hold its shape, so I can't answer that part of your question. Satin Ice is more reasonably priced, pound for pound. Even though Choco-Pan can be rolled thinner, I still get better dollar mileage from Satin Ice. Choco-Pan is, IMHO, a little higher quality, though - well worth the extra money for a special project or client willing to pay a bit more. I really like the different flavors of Choco-Pan - the caramel and coffee and dark chocolate are wonderful. Satin Ice chocolate is quite tasty, too.
I know I'm in the minority with this, but I can't stand the taste of Choco-Pan, and I find it very difficult to worth with. I like Fondx (again in the minority) and Satin Ice for flavor... I don't do much modeling, so I'm no help there.
I'm with Foxymomma, I don't care for the taste of chocopan at all. I use Satin Ice, exclusively.
Chocopan for taste and satin ice for modeling.
Chocopan for taste and for modeling.
I'm a Satin Ice girl. After Collette Peters had trouble using Choco Pan on a Food Network Cake Challenge, it detered me from ever even ordering it.
I took a class with Norm Davis recently and he actually used 1/2 choco pan 1/2 satin ice and mixed them and got the taste and modeling.
I'll have try that 50/50. I usually use Satin Ice for the taste & Fondx.
I totally agree with tiggy2, Choco-pan to cover cakes for taste, and Satin Ice for any modeling and decorations.
Thank you all so much...now i'm totally confused!LOL!!
Just kidding, it really did help, I think I will order both and try mixing for flavor and satin ice for modeling.