Ace Of Cakes Products At Michael's

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AmeliaIslandLaura Posted 3 Aug 2010 , 2:27am
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Hi all!
I hadn't been to the Wilton aisle of Michael's in a long time, so I was surprised to see that a good chunk of space had been taken over by a line of cake decorating products by Duff of Ace of Cakes (Charm City Bakery). There was everything from cake mix (at around nine dollars a box!!!) to fondant to pans. Some of it looked really cool and I am tempted to try the fondant to see how it tastes and looks.
Has anyone used these products? Any feedback?
Thanks!
Laura

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pieceacake830 Posted 3 Aug 2010 , 2:44am
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I don't like the fondant. It doesn't get dry! I had a chunk of it, and put it on my windowsill, and 2 weeks later it was still pliable!!! I kept checking it every couple of days,... I was waiting to see how long it would take to dry... It didn't dry. so after 3 weeks or so, I just threw it out. His stuff is way too expensive, I'm not buying any of it.

tomswife Posted 3 Aug 2010 , 2:45am
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It is just fondarific fondant, alot of people say it is too soft, even with a little tylose. I would not pay the money, as you can get it on line for much cheaper, even when you include the 40% off online coupon. I bought the silver spray paint on Friday, I was quite impressed - very sparkly and fun. Hope that helps. : )

mbark Posted 3 Aug 2010 , 2:49am
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yes I also tried his black fondant & I'm sure it would be nice to cover a cake, but even with tylose added it would not firm up for accents I needed to be firm. It tasted ok. At least I had a coupon. Will definitely stick with Satin Ice for my black fondant.
I did buy some impression mats & like them.

Suebee Posted 3 Aug 2010 , 3:00am
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there was another thread on this subject but not sure what it was titled try searching Duff

tavyheather Posted 22 Nov 2010 , 11:44pm
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now that his show has been pulled I wonder what will happen to his product line?

Lelka Posted 22 Nov 2010 , 11:57pm
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Black fondant is awesome for very sturdy pieces, just roll it thin, cut our your shapes and pop in fridge for a few minutes, then pick it up and place it on the cake and it will keep it's shape beautifully! Very sharp and it doesnt stretch!

amygortoncakes Posted 23 Nov 2010 , 12:20am
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I bought the little swirled wires to put at the top of a cake, and wasn't too impressed. They weren't pliable and were not as good looking as I had envisioned. The other stuff looks cute, but I think its the snazzy packaging. LOL

KJ62798 Posted 23 Nov 2010 , 12:36am
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I used the black and the chocolate over the weekend (first time using Duff). They both were VERY soft, almost greasey feeling but easy to work with. I wasn't covering the cake--just making accent pieces (cow print & rope).

The chocolate was really tastey. The black was good but not noticeably better than the Satin Ice I usually use.

Kristy

msulli10 Posted 23 Nov 2010 , 12:39am
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In a pinch, I buy Duff's s fondant with a 50% off coupon which makes it more affordable. I think it works fine. I did find the brown fondant to be very hard so I had to microwave it for a few seconds to soften it up. Sometimes I mix this fondant with Wilton. I used to love Satin Ice but it I found that the texture has changed.
I want to try some of his icing sheets (with a coupon). They look pretty cool.

bakingatthebeach Posted 23 Nov 2010 , 1:01am
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The ornaments in my pics are covered in Duffs fondant (I was practicing and too lazy to make MMF). I really liked the flavor (as I ate all 5 ornaments over the weekend lol) and it was easy to work with. The tops of the ornaments and the snowflakes are also his fondant, it worked well and the loops stayed erect.

LEHLA Posted 23 Nov 2010 , 1:38am
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Iam not a fan of the fondant it doesnt dry well at all!!

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