Wilton Fondant Success?

Decorating By Motta Updated 16 Sep 2009 , 7:54pm by K82me

Motta Posted 16 Sep 2009 , 4:58am
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I know it tastes nasty. I like it's consistency, though. Has anyone ever tried flavoring it like it says on the box - added some vanilla or almond extracts? I've been meaning to try it but never found the time.

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kansaswolf Posted 16 Sep 2009 , 5:19am
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Some people like it, some don't... I just can't get past the chemically aftertaste, even after adding flavorings. But maybe I just didn't add enough, not sure. I gave up and developed my own recipe after one Wilton experience!

(I agree, though, it's GREAT to work with...)

prterrell Posted 16 Sep 2009 , 6:14am
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If you're just practicing, doing a dummy cake, or making pieces that will be dried (and so not eaten), going with the Wilton fondant makes perfect sense as it is sooo much cheaper than the other pre-mades. For me, though, if people are going to be eating the fondant, I use Satin Ice, as it actually tastes good. (One of these days I'll get around to trying out MMF and MFF etc, I swear!)

CakeDiva73 Posted 16 Sep 2009 , 6:27am
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Even my kids won't dare to put the Wilton in their mouths.......

but the Satin Ice??? I have to hide it in a locked cupboard along with the booze. icon_wink.gif

Motta Posted 16 Sep 2009 , 4:44pm
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Actually I love the taste of Fondarific (especially Mocha)! In my area, Wilton fondant is the same price as the others - $29.99 for 5 lbs at Michaels but you can use your weekly coupons to make it almost half price.

BeeBoos-8599_ Posted 16 Sep 2009 , 6:01pm
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I hae never tried to flavor the wilton. I just dont want to mess with the consistency and I am afraid it will. I give my clients a choice and if they want the yummy fondant I get Fondarific (i love the buttercream). If they dont want to spend the extra $$ I use wilton. A bit unconventional I guess but it works for me.

TexasSugar Posted 16 Sep 2009 , 6:26pm
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I've flavored it with the concentrated candy oils. It doesn't effect the consistancy as much as the extracts do.

Uniqueask Posted 16 Sep 2009 , 6:38pm
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Originally Posted by TexasSugar

I've flavored it with the concentrated candy oils. It doesn't effect the consistancy as much as the extracts do.

Me too, and it actually tasted better, not too much better, but better

Lisabellemarie Posted 16 Sep 2009 , 7:16pm
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I mix Wilton fondant with Satin Ice - probably 2/3 Satin Ice to 1/3 Wilton, maybe? It tastes much better than straight Wilton, not quite as good as Satin Ice (but still good - and definitely edible), and it works wonderfully.

G_Cakes Posted 16 Sep 2009 , 7:35pm
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very good to know cause I like Wilton's consistency but hate the taste.

I use Wilton's for figures and decorations only...and I love those little bottles of candy flavorings.

I use them in my cookies and cupcakes...very yummy!

K82me Posted 16 Sep 2009 , 7:54pm
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I flavor Wilton fondant with Clear Vanilla and it tastes pretty good. People peel it off sometimes! Where do you find Satin Ice?

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