Wilton Fondant

Decorating By BeeBoos-8599_ Updated 23 Apr 2009 , 12:26am by BeeBoos-8599_

BeeBoos-8599_ Posted 21 Apr 2009 , 6:33pm
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Ya know, I cannot understand why with all of the negativity out there concerning Wiltons fondant that the company has not made a change in thier product. I have never read anything posative about the taste of it and when you consider that the product is really pretty easy to work with, you would think that they would know how much of a market share they are loosing to the more expensive brands.

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idjitmom Posted 21 Apr 2009 , 9:02pm
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I guess they count on the sales to people who don't know better lol

brincess_b Posted 21 Apr 2009 , 9:10pm
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they must make enough money on it not to bother.
they have a steady stream on newbies coming in through their classes. and unless they get really into cakes, and find somewhere like CC, they might never realise there is other, better fondant out there.
it seems like the people who come on here have never tasted good fondant so dont know theres better out there.
and i guess as wilton is the only easily available fondant (it seems i live in the uk, what do i know, lol) they dont have any real immediate compition.

cakinggrandmaw Posted 21 Apr 2009 , 9:16pm
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I like the MMF. It is easy to make, easy to work with and doesn't cost a lot to make. And it taste good. I tried Wilton once. thumbsdown.gif

rockysmommy Posted 21 Apr 2009 , 9:26pm
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Originally Posted by idjitmom

I guess they count on the sales to people who don't know better lol

I know better...Now! thumbs_up.gif
After taking the Wilton Classes and hating the Fondant...I began to search for other types...I was so happy to find CC. thumbs_up.gif


hummingbird59 Posted 21 Apr 2009 , 9:36pm
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I am one of those newbies in fondant that has realized there should be something else better out there. The Wilton's has worked well for accents (my brother ate all the bees on my beehive cake.) I am going to try MMF from the recipe I found on here. I'll let you know how it turns out. Has anyone ever tried to knead in flavoring to the Wilton's fondant? Would it need to be oil-based or extract? I love the help I get on CC.

hummingbird59 Posted 22 Apr 2009 , 2:34pm
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Anyone have an answer on flavoring Wilton fondant?

shellycakes123 Posted 22 Apr 2009 , 2:40pm
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ok i am one of those newbies that uses wiltron, thus far ive made cakes for friends fam etc and its works well for me...now that I am starting a bussiness....i want better....satin ice seems $$$$$

What do you suggest? What makes satin ice taste better? is it worth it?

Cakepro Posted 22 Apr 2009 , 4:02pm
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Originally Posted by hummingbird59

Anyone have an answer on flavoring Wilton fondant?

Use LorAnn candy oils. Lots of flavor, little liquid. icon_smile.gif

You can also knead unsweetened Kool-Aid and other powdered drink mixes into fondant, but it will also add color.

I teach with Wilton fondant but use Satin Ice. It's not expensive. About $60 for a 20 lb pail shipped to my door.

BeeBoos-8599_ Posted 23 Apr 2009 , 12:26am
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Shellycakes, I think you will find that most people who dont want to make it themselves will reccomend either Satin Ice or I believe the other is Fondex. I know Chocopan has a good reputation for chocolate fondant. I personally preffer Fonderific because of its wide variety of flavors and the excellent customer service I have recieved from them. If you want to make it yourself (I just dont like to myslef) marshmallow fondant is pretty yummy and I know there are some people who really like Michelle Fosters. I think you just need to find what works for and your budget. I think I am going to contact Wilton and see what they have to say about thier product just for grins.

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