Duff Fondant

Decorating By titinani Updated 23 Jul 2010 , 3:53am by Jeep_girl816

titinani Posted 18 Jul 2010 , 4:03am
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What do you guys think of the new Duff (Ace of cakes) fondant ? My experience wasn't good, it was breaking apart and too flimsy, it got stuck to easy! Am I doing something wrong? Please tell me your experience with it!

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destineysway Posted 18 Jul 2010 , 4:25am
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today was my first time using it when i opened the container i was expecting fondant like the wilton brand OH boy was i wrong. it was very crumbly felt like soft dried out chocolate but i did put it in the microwave for about 8 seconds for a small piece and it turned out nice.

auntiecake Posted 18 Jul 2010 , 4:46am
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It is the same thing as Fondarific and is a buttercream fondant. It doesn't set up as quickly so it is suppose to be easier to work with and can be rolled thinner. It is hard when you take it out, but softens in your hand or microwave quickly and is easy to roll out. I have had good experiences with it but would never pay full price for it when Fondarific is cheaper. Coupons 40% off make it more reasonable. There is a least 1 other forum that addresses this.

glittercakes Posted 18 Jul 2010 , 5:15am
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Originally Posted by destineysway

today was my first time using it when i opened the container i was expecting fondant like the wilton brand OH boy was i wrong. it was very crumbly felt like soft dried out chocolate but i did put it in the microwave for about 8 seconds for a small piece and it turned out nice.




Oh, please don`t use the Wilton fondant icon_eek.gif ! ...have you tasted that stuff icon_confused.gif It`s not edible! ...I found his fondant slightly harder to work with, but it tasted great! It`s worth a little extra work (I had to knead mine a while) to get a great tasting result! I wouldn`t and haven`t paid full price.. I just wait for my coupons! I think it is something to try, and beats Wilton brand any day.... Wilton is VERY easy to work with... but it`s just not worth it!

catlharper Posted 18 Jul 2010 , 5:58am
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I just recently purchased some black for covering dummy seperators and for decorative touches and have to say I was impressed. I did have to add more tylose than normal to get the figures to set up but they did in just a few days perfectly. Also added some tylose to it to roll it out for my Cricut and that was perfect as well. Finally went to roll it out for my dummies and had to warm it up for a few seconds in the microwave but then I just worked it like usual, kneading it to loosen it up, and it rolled out and went on the dummies like a dream. VERY easy with no cracking or anything.

Now would I pay that kinda money all the time? Nope, even this time I used a 50% coupon and only did it because it was black. BUT it worked well and doesn't taste half bad so it will work out great for what I need. It also seemed to go a long way. I bought the 2lb bucket and have only used about 1 lb of it...rolled out two sheets for my cricut, covered a 6 and 4 inch dummies and rolled out enough for a chandelier cake top. So I'm pretty happy to have only used half of the bucket.
Just my experience with it...Cat

alleykat1 Posted 18 Jul 2010 , 6:27am
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I didn't like the wilton taste either but this last time I tried it last week it tasted a lot better...like mmf...and I heard that they changed their recipe..

auntiecake Posted 18 Jul 2010 , 9:32am
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Alleykat1 you are right they did change the recipe very recently. I am still afraid to buy it to cover a cake because I don't know if what is on the shelf is the old recipe or new.

Elcee Posted 18 Jul 2010 , 12:52pm
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I recently used Duff's chocolate to cover a cake and I liked it very much. I did have to knead it a bit longer but it rolled out nicely, I was able to get it quite thin, and was easy to work with. I found I needed to use some CS/PS on it. Tasted great, too, even my DH who hates fondant ate it.

I do have to say, though, that I never thought Wilton was as bad as what is posted here. I always add flavoring to it and while it's not delicious, it's not horrible. Also, what is under it needs to be delicious.

mindy1204 Posted 18 Jul 2010 , 1:10pm
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I used the brown for a few things and I loved it and the kids loved it, tastes like tootsie rolls. It does have to be microwaved but it works awesome. I really like wilton too. It works so well and the kids love it also.

destineysway Posted 18 Jul 2010 , 5:20pm
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Originally Posted by glittercakes

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Originally Posted by destineysway

today was my first time using it when i opened the container i was expecting fondant like the wilton brand OH boy was i wrong. it was very crumbly felt like soft dried out chocolate but i did put it in the microwave for about 8 seconds for a small piece and it turned out nice.



Oh, please don`t use the Wilton fondant icon_eek.gif ! ...have you tasted that stuff icon_confused.gif It`s not edible! ...I found his fondant slightly harder to work with, but it tasted great! It`s worth a little extra work (I had to knead mine a while) to get a great tasting result! I wouldn`t and haven`t paid full price.. I just wait for my coupons! I think it is something to try, and beats Wilton brand any day.... Wilton is VERY easy to work with... but it`s just not worth it!




yes i have tried the wilton brand of fondant. as my opinion it does not taste too bad, my daughter and 13 yr. old niece eat it up. i have not had any complaints except that its a lil sweet that is the only reason i dont eat it, personally i dont eat cake but i love to work with it icon_smile.gif

shari22 Posted 18 Jul 2010 , 5:35pm
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Used Duff's fondant yesterday and it is a little bit harder to work with, but it sure did taste great! icon_razz.gificon_razz.gif How do you make fondant taste like buttercream?? Yummy!!! icon_biggrin.gif

bakencake Posted 18 Jul 2010 , 5:37pm
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Went to a demo yesterday and the demo lady used it. She let us play with and eat it. The taste is way better than Wilton's. At first she had to struggle to get it out, it was packed really tight in there. Once she started kneading it it softened right up. she had some scraps left and didn't cover them. after about 30 mnts i asked her if the scraps were hard. They were still soft and pliable. I liked it so much that i bought a bucket (with my 50% off)

auntiecake Posted 18 Jul 2010 , 5:41pm
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Love those coupons! I wonder if anyone is paying the $19.99 price at Michaels. Is it the same price at other stores. Michaels is the only one that has it here. Just curious!

shari22 Posted 18 Jul 2010 , 5:52pm
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I take my 50% coupon from another store into Michael's and they offer 10% off more so I end up getting it dirt cheap!! LOL icon_wink.gificon_wink.gif

auntiecake Posted 18 Jul 2010 , 6:09pm
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I use hobby lobby coupons at Michaels, but no extra discount.

cakeflake80 Posted 18 Jul 2010 , 6:42pm
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I love the Duff fondant. So far I have bought the black, dark brown, and white. I agree that it doesn't dry nearly as hard as Wilton, but the taste is far superior. I have never needed to microwave it. It's packed in the little bucket very tightly, so I use a spoon to dig some out. One I knead it for about 30 seconds, it's so soft and pliable. I love it! I hate the price, and it bothers me that they sell Fondarific online for the same price I pay WITH a coupon at Michael's! I guess since I don't have to pay shipping it's worth it....still very expensive though.

Barb00 Posted 18 Jul 2010 , 7:11pm
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I used this to make zebra stripes on a cake this past weekend. I cut the stripes, then let themt a bit. When placing on cake, if the edges were "crumbly" looking and not smooth, I just manipulated them with my fingers. I made a large, flat decoration a week in advance and it was firm. I will use again.

bluerose26 Posted 18 Jul 2010 , 8:15pm
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Originally Posted by Elcee

I recently used Duff's chocolate to cover a cake and I liked it very much. I did have to knead it a bit longer but it rolled out nicely, I was able to get it quite thin, and was easy to work with. I found I needed to use some CS/PS on it. Tasted great, too, even my DH who hates fondant ate it.

I do have to say, though, that I never thought Wilton was as bad as what is posted here. I always add flavoring to it and while it's not delicious, it's not horrible. Also, what is under it needs to be delicious.




what does cs/ps mean?

Barb00 Posted 18 Jul 2010 , 8:38pm
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corn starch/powdered sugar

Elcee Posted 19 Jul 2010 , 2:05pm
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what does cs/ps mean?




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corn starch/powdered sugar




Yup, that...sorry.

titinani Posted 19 Jul 2010 , 2:20pm
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Well...from all your replys I guess I'll give it another try! I did buy it full price at Michael's because I didn't have any coupons that day and I just had to try it, I bought the blue and the yellow and I have to say that the taste is very nice like you say. I liked the lemon flavor on the yellow and it smells great! I just wished it was more like Satin Ice brand, it's easier to work with.

reginaherrin Posted 19 Jul 2010 , 2:27pm
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I just used duffs fondant last week, just because I needed black and hate making black. I did use a coupon and would not buy it without a coupon. It was a tiny bit harder to work then my homemade mmf just because it was softer but once I got it on the cake I did not have to do much work to make it smooth and it looked beautiful. So I will continue to buy the black and maybe red. I am really glad I found a topic on duffs products because I was wondering if anyone else used his products and I am very interested to know if this is the same stuff that Duff actually uses on his cakes.

bakencake Posted 19 Jul 2010 , 9:27pm
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My Michaels offers only white, black, red, and brown. I was reading and noticed that there are other colors. So my questions are these- Does anybody know all the colors? and I noticed that the some of the colors have different flavors, what are they?

reginaherrin Posted 19 Jul 2010 , 11:06pm
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Go to michaels.com and search for the fondant and it shows all flavors and colors.

emrldsky Posted 20 Jul 2010 , 2:05am
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I have one issue with it, the first being that white is ivory, NOT white. I wish they would at least make that obvious. If you're going to call it white, it better be white. Hrmph.

Other than that, it's a dream to work with as far as covering cakes. It easily stretched without tearing or ripping. icon_smile.gif

JaeRodriguez Posted 20 Jul 2010 , 4:02pm
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You definitely have to stick it in the microwave for a few, it says that on the container though. (thank you DH for actually reading the "directions" icon_razz.gif) I found that it worked great, (I used black btw) tasted GREAT! I used coupons so it wasn't too pricey.

But on another note I picked up a box of Wilton and used it on the same cake as the black DUFF for little white balls and it tasted SO much better then it used to! :]

bakencake Posted 20 Jul 2010 , 8:08pm
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To emrldsky- thank you for posting about color! I just opened mine up and saw that it was beige, thought I got an old one or something.

laneysmom Posted 23 Jul 2010 , 2:08am
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I bought a can of red because I didn't have time to order any. I didn't find it to be hard or crumbly at all. Quite the opposite. I dread what would've happened if I had microwaved it! I'm certain it would have liquified. I found the texture to be greasy and it smelled kind of like play-doh. At 19.99 for a 2-lb container, I was disappointed to say the least. In defense, I should sat that I was using it during a heatwave with 110% humidity, but the Satin Ice didn't have any issues.

Sorry, Duff! Too expensive and too soft.

lttlnutter Posted 23 Jul 2010 , 3:34am
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i always thought they used satin ice fondant in the show ace of cakes where duff works. lol i had no idea he made his own?

Jeep_girl816 Posted 23 Jul 2010 , 3:53am
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Fondarific is on sale right now at Global Sugar Art!

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