What Is The Best Fondant?

Decorating By TDawgin Updated 1 Jul 2010 , 8:02pm by Jamielc

TDawgin Posted 30 Jun 2010 , 10:38pm
post #1 of 14

I have been using Wilton fondant and find it reliable but I need to roll it out quite thick for it not to tear. For tall cakes this is no good due to weight.

I have also used Satin Ice and find it drys out way to fast and cracks almost immediately.

I would like to know what's a good fondant for rolling out thin and getting that sharp edge without tearing.

What do the professionals use?

Thank you for any help on this icon_biggrin.gif

13 replies
kcepenney Posted 1 Jul 2010 , 1:27am
post #2 of 14

I used to use Wilton as well but I just took a class with a girl who has been on the Food Network Challenges and she uses Fondex. It is SO nice!! It tastes way better and it much easier to use. I bought a whole bucket of it. Good Luck!

4realLaLa Posted 1 Jul 2010 , 1:44am
post #3 of 14

Fondarific is wonderific!!! I love it!

Kitagrl Posted 1 Jul 2010 , 1:57am
post #4 of 14

I use FondX for covering cakes! It tastes nice and does not dry as quickly as Satin Ice.

BUT FondX doesn't do super great for dried decorations...I think Satin Ice is much better for bows and other stuff like that.

KathysCC Posted 1 Jul 2010 , 2:00am
post #5 of 14

I'm curious why you have problems with Satin Ice cracking and drying. In my experience, Satin Ice is much more pliable than Wilton. It is very stretchy and I can roll it quite thin. Wilton is the dryer fondant and more prone to cracking.

I don't think Wilton is the choice of most pros because of the taste. I like Satin Ice and Pettinice but have discovered MMF and LOVE IT much more than the ready made fondants.

Kellbella Posted 1 Jul 2010 , 2:00am
post #6 of 14

Just recently tried Jennifer Dontz's recipe (Pettinice with white choco. mixed in) and it taste's great but I like how Fondx works a little better for me.

Karen421 Posted 1 Jul 2010 , 2:21am
post #7 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by 4realLaLa

Fondarific is wonderific!!! I love it!




I do too!! thumbs_up.gif And it tastes Great!!

adonisthegreek1 Posted 1 Jul 2010 , 2:30am
post #8 of 14

Fondx. The chocolate is really good and it's not too bad to work with. I'm just not an expert on fondant.

KristasKakes78 Posted 1 Jul 2010 , 2:35am
post #9 of 14

Michele Fosters fondant is the best recipe! great tasting and easy to work with.

cakeandpartygirl Posted 1 Jul 2010 , 2:38am
post #10 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by KristasKakes78

Michele Fosters fondant is the best recipe! great tasting and easy to work with.




ditto icon_biggrin.gif

TDawgin Posted 1 Jul 2010 , 2:43am
post #11 of 14

This is so awesome! Thank you everyone so much for the quick replies. I have a couple different ones to try now.

Please keep the suggestions coming and your thoughts, again big thanks to all! icon_smile.gif

Jamielc Posted 1 Jul 2010 , 5:12pm
post #12 of 14

How can I find the recipe for Michele Foster's fondant? Anyone have a link for it? Thanks.

cakeandpartygirl Posted 1 Jul 2010 , 5:22pm
post #13 of 14
Jamielc Posted 1 Jul 2010 , 8:02pm
post #14 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by cakeandpartygirl

This is the version that I use
http://cakecentral.com/recipes/3663/michele-fosters-delicious-fondant


Thanks cakeandpartygirl!!! When I get some "free" time, I'll give it a try! icon_wink.gif

Quote by @%username% on %date%

%body%