What Fondant Do You Use? Why? So Many To Choose From....

Decorating By Spoiled1 Updated 11 Nov 2009 , 4:27pm by pattycakesnj

Spoiled1 Posted 10 Nov 2009 , 11:47pm
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Hello,

I would love to know what fondants you all use and why you choose the one you do. I am looking to purchase some and I had no idea there are so many to choose from. The ones I have found are Satin Ice, Fondarific, Fondx, Wilton and Choco-Pan (some I am probably missing). Then there are all the self-maid ones.

Thank you all for your opinions and all the great info and sharing this site offers. It is an amazing site!!

Happy Baking!!
Julie icon_biggrin.gif

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Jenn2179 Posted 10 Nov 2009 , 11:57pm
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I don't make my own. To much time, effort, and cleaning. I usually use Fondx for anything white or ivory. Like the feel of it and the price. I use Satin Ice for color. I have a bucket of choco-pan but haven't really used it yet. However, I just tried Massa Grischuna (http://www.auiswisscatalogue.com/505023/1_ENROBING.html) and hands down it is the BEST fondant I have ever used. I refuse to use Wilton because it tastes and smells like a$$.

tracey1970 Posted 10 Nov 2009 , 11:59pm
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Satin Ice

__Martha__ Posted 11 Nov 2009 , 12:01am
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Originally Posted by Jenn2179

I don't make my own. To much time, effort, and cleaning. I usually use Fondx for anything white or ivory. Like the feel of it and the price. I use for color. I have a bucket of choco-pan but haven't really used it yet. However, I just tried Massa Grischuna (http://www.auiswisscatalogue.com/505023/1_ENROBING.html) and hands down it is the BEST fondant I have ever used. I refuse to use Wilton because it tastes and smells like a$$.



Jenn - re: the Massa - is it just that it tastes good, or is it easy to work with? It's pricey isn't it?

__Martha__ Posted 11 Nov 2009 , 12:02am
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Originally Posted by Jenn2179

I don't make my own. To much time, effort, and cleaning. I usually use Fondx for anything white or ivory. Like the feel of it and the price. I use for color. I have a bucket of choco-pan but haven't really used it yet. However, I just tried Massa Grischuna (http://www.auiswisscatalogue.com/505023/1_ENROBING.html) and hands down it is the BEST fondant I have ever used. I refuse to use Wilton because it tastes and smells like a$$.



Jenn - re: the Massa - is it just that it tastes good, or is it easy to work with? It's pricey isn't it?

Jenn2179 Posted 11 Nov 2009 , 12:15am
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The Massa is $4.04 lb, on globalsugarart.com the Fondx is 2.99 a lb, the Satin Ice (20 lb bucket) is on sale for 2.30 lb but is normally 3.50 lb. So it's NOT that mush more expensive if you are paying retail prices. I pay wholesale prices though so it's a bit cheaper for the Fondx and Satin Ice. The Massa not only tastes good it is a DREAM to work with.

Sweet_Guys Posted 11 Nov 2009 , 11:35am
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We use Fondarific because of the flavors and how easy it is to work with in our high humidity weather. The base flavors of vanilla and buttercream are usually white; however, they also have standard major colors where these flavors are pre-colored for you (ie: red, black). They also have fruit flavors and a few others that you can purchase in 2lb. containers that would be great for accents, covering cookies, or for melting down and dipping cupcakes into. The price is higher than some of the others but comparable to Massa.

Paul

Caths_Cakes Posted 11 Nov 2009 , 12:19pm
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suppose it depends where you ar e really. i use renshaw regalice (from britian) Its fabbbbbbb! but im not sure they are that many other brands out here

Lovemesomecake Posted 11 Nov 2009 , 12:35pm
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I always make my own MMF. It may be a little difficult to work with sometimes, but to me, you can't beat the taste!!!! (or PRICE!!)

cakesbywendy Posted 11 Nov 2009 , 12:39pm
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I make my own MMF unless I need the color red or black, then I buy SatinIce. Red and Black just takes to much coloring.

SatinIce is easy to work with and tastes good. That is just my opinion, others might not agree. I certainly would never use Wilton that stuff is just gross easy to work with but tastes gross!

Spoiled1 Posted 11 Nov 2009 , 4:15pm
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Thank you for all of your opinions and input!! It is very helpful! I make my own MMF but my husband is getting burnt out on it and says I need to "venture" out a bit.

Thank you again!!
Julie thumbs_up.gif

__Jamie__ Posted 11 Nov 2009 , 4:21pm
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Originally Posted by Spoiled1

Thank you for all of your opinions and input!! It is very helpful! I make my own MMF but my husband is getting burnt out on it and says I need to "venture" out a bit.

Thank you again!!
Julie thumbs_up.gif




Oh yes, Massa is to die for. I do order it occasionally for super special occasions, AND when I want perfectly perfect. However, MFF-Michelle Foster Fondant is what I normally use. Recipe is in here, it is great of you want to get away from the marshmallow stuff.

pattycakesnj Posted 11 Nov 2009 , 4:27pm
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I make MFF, easy and cheap and fairly easy to work with, satin ice for black and red though

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