What Kind Of Fondant??

Decorating By lkoenig07 Updated 29 Oct 2009 , 2:20am by terrijproductions

lkoenig07 Posted 26 Oct 2009 , 9:02pm
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Ok... the only fondant I've ever used is Wilton. I want to try something new because it seems to crack & tear a lot. What kind do most of you use, or what kind do you recommend??

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prterrell Posted 26 Oct 2009 , 9:04pm
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Wilton fondant is nasty stuff.

I use Satin Ice. Others here like Fondarific. Still others maker their own: marshmalow fondant (MMF) or Michele Foster's Fondant (MFF).

leah_s Posted 26 Oct 2009 , 9:04pm
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I think most people on here use either SatinIce or FondX.

PinkLisa Posted 26 Oct 2009 , 9:07pm
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I have been sampling all the different types of fondant. Satin Ice works well and tastes good. Chocopan tastes great but is too soft for my hot hands. Pettinice tastes similar to Satin Ice to me. I haven't worked with it yet but plan to soon. I guess I need to buy some Fondx and Fondarific soon to give those a try.....

FullHouse Posted 26 Oct 2009 , 9:22pm
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I have tried Wilton (easiest to work with), Satin Ice (I had a very hard time with cracking, I know others have had issues as well, while many on here have no problems with it), MMF, and Michelle Foster's Fondant recipe. I prefer Michelle Foster's fondant and that is now all that I use (except for modeling figures, then I use Wilton mixed with Tylose unless I have extra Michelle Foster's made).

FullHouse Posted 26 Oct 2009 , 9:22pm
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I have tried Wilton (easiest to work with), Satin Ice (I had a very hard time with cracking, I know others have had issues as well, while many on here have no problems with it), MMF, and Michelle Foster's Fondant recipe. I prefer Michelle Foster's fondant and that is now all that I use (except for modeling figures, then I use Wilton mixed with Tylose unless I have extra Michelle Foster's made).

FullHouse Posted 26 Oct 2009 , 9:22pm
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I have tried Wilton (easiest to work with), Satin Ice (I had a very hard time with cracking, I know others have had issues as well, while many on here have no problems with it), MMF, and Michelle Foster's Fondant recipe. I prefer Michelle Foster's fondant and that is now all that I use (except for modeling figures, then I use Wilton mixed with Tylose unless I have extra Michelle Foster's made).

diane706 Posted 26 Oct 2009 , 10:03pm
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I really like Fondarific. It's more expensive than others but worth it for me. I've had a lot of issues with Satin Ice so I had to stop using it. I know others here like it though so it might just be trial and error for ya. thumbs_up.gif

Sweet_Guys Posted 27 Oct 2009 , 12:08am
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We use Fondarific and Satin Ice, depending upon the taste people are looking for. We use the colored, flavored fondants for decorations and centers for filled-chocolates.

Paul

tiggy2 Posted 27 Oct 2009 , 12:14am
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I use jennifermi's semi homemade chocolate fondant. The recipe is on her DVDs. Taste good and very easy to work with.

Rylan Posted 28 Oct 2009 , 1:57pm
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I love Jennifer Dontz's fondant. I also use Satin Ice and Fondx. I love how Satin Ice performs and how Fondx tastes.

icingimages Posted 29 Oct 2009 , 1:14am
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I used Satin Ice for a little bit, then switched to Fondarific. I have found the Fondarific does not dry as fast. I also like that it seems to be a little bit greasy and so it doesnt get stuck, they say you dont have grease your mat. I also put Icing Images on them and they seem to grab the image easily and the merge with the image and the fondant allows for more flexability. I made a cake this week for my son and it was covered, draped heavily with Fondarific and I had many people walking around with a handful of the Fondarific commenting on how much they love it! Hope this helps!

terrijproductions Posted 29 Oct 2009 , 2:20am
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I always make my own MMF. Easy to work with, relatively cheap, easy to make with store purchased ingredients (I don't have to order off a website or find a specialty store), and tastes better than any other fondant I've ever had. But I've also never tried using any of the other fondants that are mentioned by the others (except for Wilton, which I've only used for small decorations, not covering a cake) so I'm probably biased based on my own lack of experience. icon_smile.gif

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