chouxchoux Posted 15 Nov 2009 , 5:28pm
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anyone has any advice/experience with fondarific? thnx

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chefjulie Posted 15 Nov 2009 , 6:01pm
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It's delicious, easy to work with, and pricey icon_smile.gif

I buy it for my kids birthday cakes, but for all of my "real" orders, I use Satin Ice.

mrsc808 Posted 15 Nov 2009 , 6:46pm
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I've used it. Tastes good but mine stretched when moving it from counter to cake. Maybe I'm doing something wrong?

tonicake Posted 15 Nov 2009 , 7:16pm
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I love Fondarific. If I could afford it. I would use it everytime. Since I can not - I mix it 50/50 with Fondx. It still has the flavor and is very easy to work with. I seem to have less issues w/both when I mix them than seperately.

I only use the b/c & chocolate flavors.
I hope this helped.
Toni

chouxchoux Posted 15 Nov 2009 , 7:39pm
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thanks...my concern is it stretching when moving to the cake. when i make mmf, it tastes great, however, it is kind of soft and i have to cover a 16 in. cake and am worried about that. is the stain ice less soft snd how about the taste? wilkton is like playdoh.

tigerhawk83 Posted 15 Nov 2009 , 7:49pm
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I'm a beginner but just did my first cookies with fondarific. I have used MMF before and found the fondarific easier to handle than MMF. I could roll it much thinner but it didn't stretch nearly as much as the MMF which just felt softer.

I really liked my first attempt with fondarific on cookies - haven't used it on cake yet. I used the buttercream flavor which was white - it colored nicely too.

confectionsofahousewife Posted 16 Nov 2009 , 2:27am
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Originally Posted by chouxchoux

thanks...my concern is it stretching when moving to the cake. when i make mmf, it tastes great, however, it is kind of soft and i have to cover a 16 in. cake and am worried about that. is the stain ice less soft snd how about the taste? wilkton is like playdoh.




I use fondarific, and only fondarific! I have never really tried anything else, though, except homemade mmf. It is quite stretchy. What works best for me is to use a dusting puff filled with half powdered sugar and half cornstarch to heavily dust my work surface (I use a giant vinyl mat cut from the fabric department at walmart). I roll out my fondarific flipping it a few times to ensure its not stuck to my mat (that's when I get stretch problems), re-dusting my surface as needed. After its all rolled out, I lightly dust the top of the fondarific also. Then I lay some saran wrap on top. I use the saran wrap to help pick up the fondant. This is hard to explain, bear with me. I then flip the vinyl mat over so the saran wrapped surface of the fondant is on my hands and then I can flip it back over onto the cake (saran wrap up, of course!). I also sometimes grab the edge of the fondant and saran wrap and lay it on the cake.

Whew! Sorry that was so long. I have never covered a 16in cake with fondarific but have covered a 14in and it was pretty easy.

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