Just curious as to how many bakeries use Pettinice fondant over FondX. I recently tasted Pettinice fondant and thought it to be quite fabulous. The person who was using it told me that although it stays soft on cake, it elephant-skinned pretty quickly. After years of using Satin Ice, I recently switched to FondX because it tastes SO much better and it's so soft that I can roll it much thinner than Satin Ice. It doesn't skin up as quickly as Satin Ice used to.
I'm about to order a couple hundred pounds of fondant and was wondering about others' opinions. Please share!
I've used Satin Ice, FondX, Massa, and Pettinice and prefer Pettinice.
Thanks! Do you happen to know of a cheaper online wholesaler of Pettinice than CK? They have 3 - 15# pails for $31.xx per pail.
I loved using Massa but wow that stuff's expensive.
$31.00 per 15# is actually quite a good price. I'm not seeing it. Can you show me the URL?
You have to have a wholesale account set up with CK and must log in with your account # to see their price list online.
I usually do my wholsale locally with Qzina and Marque Foods because CK has almost no kosher ingredients, but that price on Pettinice is really good, so maybe I should set up an account.
Is it the Country Kitchen SweetArt website you go to to set it up or somewhere else?
I believe so. www.ckproducts.com
I use fondx because it is the cheapest I can get but I love the pettinice. Or at least I did until I realized it was from new zealand and I'm in california. My morals wont allow me to ship sugar across the pacific ocean!
Why do your morals prevent you from ordering a product that (possibly) originated in New Zealand? I find it hard to believe that Pettinice is not manufactured in the US because shipping would cause the product to be quite expensive (such as Massa from the UK). I haven't done any research on this, obviously, so it could very well be produced in NZ and imported here...but in any case, I'm curious as to your statement.
Bakels is from New Zealand, but I'm sure the Pettinice I buy is manufactured in Australia (I'm Australian) - they certainly have a factory in Sydney. It's possible that they also manufacture in the US. The lower cost of the product could be because of the exchange rate.
All the best,