Fondant That Doesn't Taste Awful?

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cakeflake80 Posted 17 Apr 2009 , 5:51pm
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Hi everyone! I was wondering if the Satin Ice fondant tastes good? I only have experience with the Wilton fondant and have only used it for accents since it tastes terrible. I am going to attempt a fondant covered cake for my daughters 2nd Birthday, but my biggest concern is the taste. I don't want to serve a cake that looks pretty but nobody wants to eat LOL!! I prefer the convenience of ready made fondant because the MMF just seems to finicky and the baking aspect of cake decorating is my least favorite part. Is there a brand sold at Global Sugar that tastes the best? I love the way frosting tastes, but the look I am going for needs to be satin smooth. I just don't have the 'completely smooth' icing technique down yet. Any ideas/suggestions would be extremely helpful and greatly appreciated!!

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sweet1122 Posted 17 Apr 2009 , 6:00pm
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Satin Ice is said to taste great. Not comparable to Wilton. You can even make the fondant taste better by adding a few drops of the candy flavoring oils and kneading it in/pulling to blend it real well. Pick a flavor and go at it!

peg818 Posted 17 Apr 2009 , 6:22pm
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If all you have ever had is wilton, satin ice is leaps and bounds above in the taste department. Don't be turned off by the smell when you open the container, don't know why but many people tell me it smells like playdough I don't think so, but i haven't smelled play dough in many many years.

The best tasting that global sells i think if choco pan. it is expensive.

tiggy2 Posted 17 Apr 2009 , 6:27pm
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Chocopan is the best tasting pre made I have found. A lot of people use Michelle Foster's recipe on this site and say it taste good and is easy to work with.

Kim040508 Posted 17 Apr 2009 , 6:39pm
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I just started trying different fondant recipes, I agree Wilton tastes gross. I have not tried any other pre-made brands. I really enjoy Michelle Foster's fondant. It's easy to make and work with. It is supposed to sit in a bag for 24 hours before use though. So if your going to try it make sure you mix it up a couple days ahead of time. It tastes really good too, (the only one my family will eat.)!!
I hope this helps.

Kim

MacsMom Posted 17 Apr 2009 , 6:43pm
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I've heard that Fondx is better than Satin Ice. I don't like SI because it dries too fast, too hard, and with a matte finish. It also tears easier than MMF.

My preferred ready-made fondant for covering cakes is Fondarific's buttercream flavor. It tastes better than any other, will cover anything easily, and it stays soft for a very long time. Even when it seems to dry out a quick zap in the micro and some kneading softens it right back up. However, it is too soft for other embellishments. I had a a heck of a time with it just trying to make scrolls (rope)!

I only use MMF now, though, since I have worked with it so much it's become a piece of cake (sorry for the pun) to work out it's idiosyncracies. I flavor mine with LoRann butter flavor and use glycerine for pliability.

cakeflake80 Posted 17 Apr 2009 , 7:09pm
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Thank you all for the great advice! I have read all of the great things about Michelle's MMF, but have been too afraid to try it because it seems as though you have to play a few things (i.e ingredient amounts) by ear depending on humidity, etc.... which I am not good at! I am going to Michaels tonight, so if they have glycerin maybe I will attempt it this weekend. I definitely don't want to buy Satin Ice if it dries hard and cracks. That has been my experience with Wilton too...plus the awful taste.

BeeBoos-8599_ Posted 18 Apr 2009 , 3:17am
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I am a fan of Fonderific. It comes in 12 flavors but I will say that to cover a cake stick with the buttercream or the vanilla. The other flavors are really good for flowers etc. With the exception of the chocolate which is pretty yummy.

luvbakin Posted 18 Apr 2009 , 3:09pm
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I am a HUGE fan of Fondx. Love, love, love it. Flavor is the best, and it's great to work with. You can get it through Caljavaonline.com

cylstrial Posted 18 Apr 2009 , 11:14pm
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I like Fondx, Satin Ice, and sometimes I made MMF too. They are all good.

sweetcravings Posted 18 Apr 2009 , 11:18pm
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I use Dawn's fondant...yummy! It smells sooo incredibly good, and tastes equally good. Every person that has tried it loves it. I get it at a local cake shop.

queenie1958 Posted 18 Apr 2009 , 11:26pm
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I really love mmf fondant. Taste awesome

luvbakin Posted 19 Apr 2009 , 3:33am
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Originally Posted by luvbakin

I am a HUGE fan of Fondx. Love, love, love it. Flavor is the best, and it's great to work with. You can get it through





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__Jamie__ Posted 19 Apr 2009 , 3:44am
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When you find that your palette desires a much more refined taste than the marshmallowy taste of MMF....graduate up to MFF. Amazing stuff, easier to make, and not messy at all!

MJ2008 Posted 19 Apr 2009 , 3:47am
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I just tried Satin Ice for the first time the other day. I used it for flowers on cupcakes I made. It's actually pretty good and tastes way better than Wilton. I had only ever used Wilton (never covered a cake in it) and thought that chemical smell of the Wilton stuff was normal. I was shocked when the Satin Ice smelled good. I will only ever use Wilton for things that won't be eaten.

bellalex Posted 19 Apr 2009 , 3:55am
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Fondarific is really good! I love the buttercream and chocolate. I can't stay out of it when I am working with it and I am not a big fondant fan. It is way better than Satin Ice!

Sassy74 Posted 19 Apr 2009 , 4:32pm
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I just started making/using MMF, and I love it! The taste is great, it's almost fool-proof to make, and it's easy to work with. The first time I made it, I made a ton of mistakes, and it still came out beautifully. I did a wedding cake yesterday using MMF, and it looked beautiful, and everyone raved about the taste. Even my husband loves it, and he HATES fondant--he's BC all the way! Also, MMF is ridiculously inexpensive to make...something like $3.50 per recipe. Have your cake and eat it too!!

angelicconfections Posted 19 Apr 2009 , 4:39pm
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I don't much like the taste of wilton's ready to use fondant either, but i have added flavoring to it and that really improves the taste. my personal favorite is to add mint to fondant and cover a chocolate cake with it. I also make MMF, I like the taste much better and although it is time consuming is isn't difficult to make. It really makes a difference to MMF use high quality powdered sugar and marshmellows. I have made it with the newer pink strawberry flavored marshmellows that tasted great but it worked best for accents and cut outs. It tended to crack.

newmansmom2004 Posted 19 Apr 2009 , 4:55pm
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Originally Posted by MacsMom

I don't like SI because it dries too fast, too hard, and with a matte finish. It also tears easier than MMF.




Ditto - I don't like Satin Ice either and it makes me cringe when so many people sing its praises - but I guess different things work for different people.

I thought the term "delicious fondant" was an oxymoron until I discovered ChocoPan and Fondarific - they're AWESOME! Just don't nuke them in the microwave like the directions say because they both become a bit greasy. If yours is on the hard side, just knead it in your hands and it will soften up. I love the workability of them both.

cakeflake80 Posted 20 Apr 2009 , 12:20pm
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Can you tell me how far ahead I can make my fondant accents? I had some leftover Wilton fondant and wanted to try practicing the farm animals for my daughters cake. Well the pig and piglet came out so good, that I would hate to not use them! The problem is that her party isn't for 3 weeks. I put them on a piece of parchment paper and stored them at room temp in a small tupperware container overnight. They seem fine this morning, but it's only been 1 day LOL!

Elaine2581 Posted 20 Apr 2009 , 12:39pm
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I think your animals will be just fine for 3 weeks. They may fade in color some though unless you keep them away from the light.
I'm enjoying reading this thread too because I do not like the taste of Wilton either. I recently made a cake similar to one I saw here. I made Toba Garrett's fondant for the white and True Black MMF from this site for black. It was a race track theme and I wanted a red brick wall so I just used Wilton for that but didn't serve it. I may post a picture if I can figure out how to do so.

robinscakes Posted 20 Apr 2009 , 12:42pm
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Most fondant tastes awful. That said, I think Fondarific is the lesser of the evils. The orange is good, but it doesn't go with too many cakes. I usually use Satin Ice. I'm just not a fondant person. Some people like it, but in my experience, most people don't.

heather12112 Posted 20 Apr 2009 , 12:51pm
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I prefer Choco-Pan. The taste reminds me of the inside of a Pecan Log (old fashioned candy). I haven't tried making MMF yet, but would like to soon.

sweetjan Posted 20 Apr 2009 , 1:00pm
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Don't be afraid to try Michele Foster's Delicious Fondant recipe (on this site).....easy to make and quite good. Or the Satin Ice.

MacsMom Posted 20 Apr 2009 , 1:29pm
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Originally Posted by naultlover

Can you tell me how far ahead I can make my fondant accents? I had some leftover Wilton fondant and wanted to try practicing the farm animals for my daughters cake. Well the pig and piglet came out so good, that I would hate to not use them! The problem is that her party isn't for 3 weeks. I put them on a piece of parchment paper and stored them at room temp in a small tupperware container overnight. They seem fine this morning, but it's only been 1 day LOL!




Take them out of the tupperware and put them inside a cardboard box or paper bag - you don't want to trap the moisture. They will last months!

courtney1009 Posted 21 Apr 2009 , 5:02pm
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I have been using Satin ice because that's the only thing I can get around here without mail ordering it. My cake stores distributor switched from Bakels to it a couple of months ago This thread made me decide to taste it. I don't know why I didn't taste it before. Not may people around me like fondant so I usually just use it for accents. I didn't like it at all. I thought the Bakels was pretty good. Satin ice doesn't taste nearly as good. It's been nice to work with though, but I wouldn't want to cover a whole cake in it.

mkolmar Posted 21 Apr 2009 , 5:30pm
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I personally don't care for Satin Ice. I prefer to make my own using Michele's fondant recipe. If I do order fondant I like Albert Usters brand, which I love. I've never used choco-pan but I've heard it's great too[/list]

cakesBYcuento Posted 21 Apr 2009 , 6:53pm
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i love fondx! thumbs_up.gif

luvbakin Posted 21 Apr 2009 , 6:59pm
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Yeah, I personally think Satin Ice has a playdough type taste. Yuck. LOVE FondX

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