I'm tired of making black fondant! I have to use so much black that my fondant starts changing consistency and starts getting more crumbly. So I have decided to continue to make mmf for everything but black. Everyone seems to think Satin Ice is really good, so I would like to try the pre-colored black. Where do you all recommend getting it from? And how long can I keep it? I don't want to order more than I can use before it goes bad, but the bigger tubs are probably the better value. What do you all think? Thanks!
Try www.beryls.com they are great to work with.
I know the cake shops in Hampton Roads tend to run a little high - and Global Sugar Arts has sales, plus they give a discount for cc members!
Thanks to you both!
TNT - does Wine cake and Hobby have it? Would it really be more expensive once you consider shipping? Maybe I'll check this weekend...
hmmm.... Looks like GlobalSugarArt has a 5 lb tub on sale for $17, but it will cost $14 to ship. So it would be $31. Looks like normal price is $28, so it may or may not be cheapr at Wine and Cake... I wonder how long it will be on sale, and if I can wait until this weekend...
wow! The 2 lb at wine and cake is $21, and the 5lb is $38. I guess that is a good deal at global sugar... now to figure out how much I need to order...
Where can I put in that I am a CC member?
try this website fondantsource.com i have ordered satin ice from them their price was lower than all the others i tried and they also have low shipping fees
milan - the website came up blocked... can you put spaces in?
it could be f o n d a n t s o u r c e . c o m and if you use cakecentral as the discount code you get 10% off
sweet! thanks saycheese! that looks like the cheapest option so far... I actually had found that site, but I didn't know about the coupon code!
I ordered the 5 lb buckets of black, red and green Satin Ice from Global Sugar because I refuse to make red or black and threw in the green for good measure as I wanted a bright Christmas green (kelly green).
I don't do many cakes and I have had my Satin Ice for over 6 months and it is still just fine. I opened the bucket, took out what I needed, twisted the plastic bag tightly to close and put in the bucket upside down with open end in bucket first adn put the cover back on the bucket and made sure it was tightly sealed. It is just like the day I opened it.
When I have used these colors I have added a small amount of my white fondant which makes it easier to roll and less sticky. The colors are so saturated that the white fondant does not really alter the color.
Thanks Peridot... I think I am going to get the 5 lb. I zoomed in on the picture on one of the sites and the container says it keeps up to 1 year.
I use fondantsource too- they definitely have the best prices. Every container I've gotten has an expiration date on it- I tend to use it pretty quickly, so it hasnt been an issue, but I've had some buckets come with an expiration date that's only a month or so away.
I love my black Satin ice fondant. I have had it for over 6 months and its perfect every time I pull it out. Just keep it wrapped and the lid tight. I hate making black and I pull this out whenever I need it. Oh... just read Peridot's post. LOL.. Ditto, I guess. I like the idea of adding a little white to it. It will make it go farther as well. I bought mine at D & G in FL.
I made black by getting Dark Chocolate Satin Ice and adding a little black food coloring. Still tasted like a tootsie roll!!!
wow... looks like cakesbysam has the 5 lb for $19.99 and only $4.50 in shipping...
Try www.globalsugarart they are great to work with.
darn it, i just bought some black satin ice from fon dant so urce ... i didn't know you could get a CC discount!
dangit! I never knew cc members got 10% off either and I did a lot of ordering this winter...
And I will never make red or black or any dark fondant again either!
Snocilla-yes, as you found out GSA is cheaper than Wine and Cake Hobbies in fondant but not everything. Found that out the hard way so now I go online and check the prices for Wine and Cake as well as Party Cakes N Things. PCnT is closer to my location in Virginia Beach but the customer service is not as good as WnCH (the owners daughter makes me feel uncomfortable, like I am an inconvenience) so I make the drive to Norfolk if I have time. It's a shame to drive away paying customers in this economy.
IntotheOven also good fondant prices.
I've never been to Party Cakes n Things... I live near the Peninsula so wine and Cake is just closer...
snocilla - party cakes is much smaller - not even a fourth the size of wine and cake - I just go there occassionally since they are about 10 minutes from me and I can do a quick trip at lunch time to get what I need. Plus they have classes.
I ordered from f o n d a n t s o u r c e last Fri and got my order Wed. I got four 5lb buckets of dark chocolate (Ordered a 20lb bucket but I guess they substituted with these).
The expiration date on all four is Dec of this year.
I opened one and sampled a pinch and it is YUMMY. I will have no problem eating it (er' I mean decorating with it) all before the expiration date.
I use the black satin ice as well and absolutely love it! I have ordered it through global sugar art before and shipping was crazy so I called around to the local cake supply places as well as cake shoppes and found a few that will order it with their bulk order so I don't end up paying all that shipping.. they mark it up a little bit but for me it only comes to $20 for the 5lb tub and $67 for the 20 lb
Well guys, I'm saving this post for future reference, but my hubby won't let me spend any money right now. Also, I usually use Wilton black, and I recently bought some Spectrum Super Black. I made black buttercream last night and was amazed at how much less I had to use. So, I'm going to try it on mmf and see if it's any better than the Wilton. And then I'll decide if I still want to order the Satin Ice after payday.
I love fondant source. Great recommendation.