Has Anyone Used Any Of The Duff Products?

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Marissaisabel Posted 28 May 2010 , 3:12am
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I was just wondering if anyone has used any of the DUFF products. The fondant, cake mix or the buttercream?

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mamawrobin Posted 28 May 2010 , 3:18am
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I haven't, it's too expensive for me. Plus I made a "pledge" not to buy any of his stuff. icon_lol.gif (suggestion made by Leah_s)

"His" fondant is Satin Ice or Fondarific, can't remember which.

leily Posted 28 May 2010 , 3:21am
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there have been a few post about the Duff fondant and some of his impression mats. If you do a search of the forums for "Duff Product" or "Duff Fondant" or "Duff Mat" i am sure the reviews will show up.

Marissaisabel Posted 28 May 2010 , 3:26am
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Thanksicon_biggrin.gif

bridgett09 Posted 28 May 2010 , 2:33pm
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I tried the food color this morning. I'll let you know how it turns out. I'm letting my bc sit for a bit to see if it darkens. icon_cool.gif

KayMc Posted 28 May 2010 , 2:36pm
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The fondant (which I'm told is Fondarific) is wonderful! It tastes really, really good - much better than I expected. It was easy to work with using a mold. My next project will be a bow with it, and I'm curious to see how that will work.

newmansmom2004 Posted 28 May 2010 , 2:39pm
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I bought the black fondant (with a coupon) and it does taste really delicious. Far better flavor than Satin Ice so I doubt it's Satin Ice unless it's been tweaked for him.

LisaMarie86 Posted 28 May 2010 , 2:44pm
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I bought his food coloring Wednesday night but havent tried it yet. Ive heard its pretty good though.

bridgett09 Posted 28 May 2010 , 9:08pm
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I bought the jewel colors. I used the gold and saphire. The gold, is the perfect color that I was looking for. The saphire, I used ALOT to get it to the dark color that I wanted and added a touch of black. After about 3 hours, it's finally darkening to the color that I wanted.

Darthburn Posted 29 May 2010 , 12:36am
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Who can afford it? Ouchie!

Duff's mighty proud of his stuff.

thin4life Posted 29 May 2010 , 12:43am
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[quote="mamawrobin"]I haven't, it's too expensive for me. Plus I made a "pledge" not to buy any of his stuff. icon_lol.gif (suggestion made by Leah_s)



We are each our own person. If Leah_S doesn't want to use his fondant than fine, but if you want to try it go ahead. Most of us don't have access to any other fondant but Wilton because that is all the stores carry, it is nice to have this available if I want it.

Ruth0209 Posted 29 May 2010 , 2:37am
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His fondant isn't any more expensive than the Satin Ice or Fondarific I've bought retail in Denver and Salt Lake City (I go in search of retail fondant in every big city I visit). It's twice as much to buy it retail as opposed to ordering it off the internet, but when you need it in your hands fast, retail is a good option.

Darthburn Posted 29 May 2010 , 2:49am
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And sometimes it is nice to run and grab a nice rich red or deep black rather than pulling your hair out trying to achieve that perfect shade.

Ruth0209 Posted 29 May 2010 , 3:03am
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Originally Posted by Darthburn

And sometimes it is nice to run and grab a nice rich red or deep black rather than pulling your hair out trying to achieve that perfect shade.




ABSOLUTELY!!!! I will never try to mix red or black fondant again if I can manage it.

mamawrobin Posted 29 May 2010 , 3:10am
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[quote="thin4life"]

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Originally Posted by mamawrobin

I haven't, it's too expensive for me. Plus I made a "pledge" not to buy any of his stuff. icon_lol.gif (suggestion made by Leah_s)



We are each our own person. If Leah_S doesn't want to use his fondant than fine, but if you want to try it go ahead. Most of us don't have access to any other fondant but Wilton because that is all the stores carry, it is nice to have this available if I want it.




That isn't what I meant icon_lol.gif It's an "inside" joke from a thread that was posted the other day. Actually I did buy a 2 pound tub of red fondant with my 40% off coupon. I couldn't have afforded it otherwise. I use Michele Foster's fondant but hate to have to color fondant RED.

I would like to have those jewel colors. Just have to wait for another coupon.

chefjulie Posted 29 May 2010 , 3:14am
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I bought the black fondant last week and HATED it!!! I'm almost 100% positive that it is Fondarific- the flavor was fantastic, but I had a B***CH of a time working with it. It was way stickier than I'm used to (I'm a Satin Ice girl) and cost me WAY too much time. (I wasted half a bucket peeling it off my cake and starting over...)

mamawrobin Posted 29 May 2010 , 3:19am
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Originally Posted by chefjulie

I bought the black fondant last week and HATED it!!! I'm almost 100% positive that it is Fondarific- the flavor was fantastic, but I had a B***CH of a time working with it. It was way stickier than I'm used to (I'm a girl) and cost me WAY too much time. (I wasted half a bucket peeling it off my cake and starting over...)




Not what I wanted to hear. icon_lol.gif Hopefully I'll have better luck with mine.

KristasKakes78 Posted 29 May 2010 , 3:27am
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I bought 2 "Duff" impression pads and hate them, they barely leave an impression compared to Wiltons

chefjulie Posted 29 May 2010 , 3:27am
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I have to say, though, that I didnt microwave it like the package recommends. I don't own a microwave, so I just kneaded it by hand. Maybe that had something to do with it.

mamawrobin Posted 29 May 2010 , 3:30am
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Originally Posted by chefjulie

I have to say, though, that I didnt microwave it like the package recommends. I don't own a microwave, so I just kneaded it by hand. Maybe that had something to do with it.





Thanks for the heads up. I'll be sure to microwave before using.

UpAt2am Posted 29 May 2010 , 3:38am
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bless you chefjulie for having to knead it by hand!

it comes out of the package rock hard, so def. micro it for 20 sec. or so. i loved the black fondant...and have bought it twice...with coupons of course icon_wink.gif

mamawrobin...just go to the site www.retailmenot.com and type in michaels. it will pull up any current michaels coupons and you can print them and go right to the store with them. print as many and as much as you want of the same coupon...doesn't matter. the store will only take one at a time tho...so sometimes i go once a day icon_smile.gif

tcakes65 Posted 29 May 2010 , 3:56am
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I ran out of red Satin Ice yesterday and purchased Duff's red fondant. The color was great along with the taste. Other than that, I absolutely HATED it. The fondant was extremely sticky and difficult to work with. It stretched every time I attempted to put it on the cake. Reminded me of chewing gum. icon_lol.gif It did not dry well even after sitting overnight. The sculpted items I made with it were still wet and tacky. I will never use it again and would rather resort to using Wilton in an emergency. It's too bad because I had high expectations and loved the color.

chefjulie Posted 29 May 2010 , 3:59am
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Originally Posted by MCC

I ran out of red yesterday and purchased Duff's red fondant. The color was great along with the taste. Other than that, I absolutely HATED it. The fondant was extremely sticky and difficult to work with. It stretched every time I attempted to put it on the cake. Reminded me of chewing gum. icon_lol.gif It did not dry well even after sitting overnight. The sculpted items I made with it were still wet and tacky. I will never use it again and would rather resort to using Wilton in an emergency. It's too bad because I had high expectations and loved the color.




That was my experience, EXACTLY!!!!!! Great color and taste- AWFUL to work with!!!

sgrammatico Posted 29 May 2010 , 7:32am
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I just tried to use Duff's "cake tattoo's" for fun today and they were horrible. First of all, the taste was very chemical and they did not stick very well. I saw them at Michael's the other day and I bought them just to see how they worked. They looked cool, however in my opinion I would not buy them again.

candicemorgannicholson Posted 29 May 2010 , 9:17am
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I bought some of the white duff fondant and it is definately not fondarific. i sampled both of them right after each other. while duff is the best local stuff i can buy it def is not as good as the fondarific in my opinion. also i found the duff very hard to work with. it literly was almost melting in my hand. I couldn't imagine covering a cake with it.

tcakes65 Posted 29 May 2010 , 12:58pm
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I had to mix Duff's fondant with the leftover Satin Ice I had in order for it to cover my cake. I let the fondant sit out uncovered for approximately 30 minutes after mixing it with the Satin Ice for it to be halfway suitable to work with. It took several attempts before I was actually able to get the cake covered becase of the tackiness and stretching. What a nightmare! I told my husband that maybe it will work better if I let Duff's fondant sit out for a few hours or overnight before using. icon_lol.gif

lchristi27 Posted 29 May 2010 , 1:49pm
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I bought the silver spray paint. It worked beautifully! I just did a practice with it and used a stencil but everyone thought it was really cute.

veronica970206 Posted 29 May 2010 , 1:52pm
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That sounds horrible, I hate to hear fellow cake baker's wasting valuable money on a product that you would think be a higher value in quality, especially the mats & most of all the fondant, I was going to purchase the dark chocolate fondant, but I dont think I will now, LOL....Hang in there ladies, this is how we learn...Have an awesome day xoxoxox

mamawrobin Posted 29 May 2010 , 1:55pm
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Originally Posted by UpAt2am

mamawrobin...just go to the site www.retailmenot.com and type in michaels. it will pull up any current michaels coupons and you can print them and go right to the store with them. print as many and as much as you want of the same coupon...doesn't matter. the store will only take one at a time tho...so sometimes i go once a day icon_smile.gif




Thank you icon_biggrin.gif I'll do that. So....you didn't have any problems with the black fondant?

CakesIMake Posted 30 May 2010 , 3:43am
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thanks for the heads up ladies

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