I am making a wedding cake and the bottom tier needs to resemble a log with bark. I would like to use Fondarific because I really like the taste of the chocolate. Has anyone tried using their fondant in molds? I plan on using a mold for the bark and want to make sure that I get a nice impression. Satin Ice chocolate is really dark almost black and smells like licorice to me. Any help greatly appreciated I need to make a decision and place my order. TIA
I haven't used the chocolate Fondarific because I use the Satin Ice chocolate but I don't know why it wouldn't work. I do find Fondarific to be softer though. If you don't get enough of an impression you can use a knife to add wood grain after the fact. Satin Ice isn't as "black" after you get it out and work it and I think it tastes like tootsie rolls!
I use fondarific alot.
It depends on what kind of mold are you using?
You may have to dust the mold or fondant before
you place it in the mold.
I plan on using a silicone mold. The makers of Fondarific told me that the fondant is made for covering more than molding that I could add Tylose. Would this alter the taste of the fondant? I was also thinking about maybe mixing Satin Ice and Fondarfic together. I like the flavor and color of one and the molding abilities of the other. I used Satin Ice for the bridal shower cake but when it dries it's so dark.
Do you have any Fondarific? Maybe try molding a piece and see how it holds up. I use it occasionally but i've never molded with it.
You can use Fondarific in any type of mold. Do not dust the mold, press Fondarific firmly into your mold, with a sharp knife trim evenly to the back of the mold, put in freezer for 5 minutes for a medium size mold, pop the mold against the palm of your hand if it does not come out easily, put back into freezer for an additional 5 minutes. Let dry, depending on your area of the country about 1 hour. It will hold its shape beautiful. And tylose will not change the flavor of Fondarific. I have attached a picture that I just received from a customer were she has made an Avatar cake with the tree on top of her cake and it is beautiful done and all Fondarific. I hope this has help!
May you all have a great evening!
Thank you. I love the flavor of Fondarific. I was just afraid of buying a large amount and not having it work and have to pay out of my pocket to buy a different brand. Unfortunately I won't be able to let it dry I will have to mold the fondant and apply to the side of the cake. I will try chilling in the freezer if I have trouble removing from the molds.