The Best Fondant...?

Decorating By tatesmom Updated 11 Jan 2010 , 9:40pm by greengyrl26

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tatesmom Posted 11 Jan 2010 , 9:11pm
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I need to know what the best type of fondant is...and by best I mean easiest to use! Scared to death of the stuff just to be honest, and I need all the tips and ideas I can get. Please and thank you!

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janinybeany Posted 11 Jan 2010 , 9:26pm
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I'd be interested in this too! I've only used the Wilton stuff and man that is yucky icon_sad.gif

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peg818 Posted 11 Jan 2010 , 9:30pm
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well for ease of use its Wilton (as long as you don't plan to eat it)

Then i find that fondx or satin ice pretty easy to use, and they both taste pretty good.

Best tasting (that i have tried) is Choco pan quite expensive and not as easy to use as the others.

This of course is JMO

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MadMillie Posted 11 Jan 2010 , 9:34pm
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I have used Fondx, it is delicious. It taste like marshmellow. However, I don't think you can airbrush it. The Chocopan is also great tasting Here is a list of Sharon Zambito's favorites. Just scroll down towards the bottom.
http://sugaredblog.blogspot.com/2008/12/few-of-my-favorite-things.html

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janinybeany Posted 11 Jan 2010 , 9:37pm
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thanks guys - I had heard of Fondx - but is that only available through online ordering?

My kids want to be able to eat the fondant so Wilton's doesn't really work for me icon_redface.gif

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tigerhawk83 Posted 11 Jan 2010 , 9:39pm
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I LOVE Fondarific - the buttercream flavor is great and I have found it super easy to work with. What I don't like is the price, particularly since I don't sell cakes, so cannot recoup the cost, and I'd have to buy it online and have it shipped $$$

I took the advice of several contributors here and started making Michele Foster's Fondant (MFF) - recipe is here. It tastes good because you can flavor it however you want to and it's relatively inexpensive because the only non-grocery-store item in it is glycerin (which isn't expensive-just had to get it in a health food store). It's not quite as flexible to work with as Fondarific but has been a reasonable compromise for me.

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greengyrl26 Posted 11 Jan 2010 , 9:40pm
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Satin Ice is the way to go. Isn't quite as easy to work with as Wilton, but close. And tastes soooo much better!

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