Where Can I Buy Fondant In The Uk?

Decorating By jennywenny Updated 16 Mar 2011 , 12:15pm by heroes

jennywenny Posted 17 Aug 2010 , 12:31am
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I'm doing a wedding cake in birmingham and I wondered if anyone can tell me where they buy their fondant, and which brands they normally use? I'll probably need some chocolate fondant and some white fondant. Thanks in advance! I'm looking for online as well as retail stores.

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taniabanana Posted 17 Aug 2010 , 7:16am
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Hi Jennywenny,

You can get fondant at most supermarkets. Blocks of it as well as ready rolled sheets. Tesco/Waitrose/Sainsburys/Morrisons etc but they only carry one or two brands - they mostly have online store so you can see what they have. Squires is a well known cake decorating supplier, and they carry more brands. Their website is www.squires-shop.com
I don't really specialise in cakes, so you could visit the British Sugarcraft Guild forum www.bsguk.org and search for what people use

Hope that helps!

MikeRowesHunny Posted 17 Aug 2010 , 7:34am
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I can't recommend www.design-a-cake.co.uk highly enough. The best range of fondants out there and they are super fast & friendly. I import from them all the time (but you can have your goods sent to a UK address too). Squire's Kitchen are OK, but they are $$$.

MikeRowesHunny Posted 17 Aug 2010 , 10:04am
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BTW - do NOT search for it using the term fondant!!!! That's not what we call it in the UK, you need to look for 'sugarpaste' on online shops or 'ready to roll icing' in the supermarket icon_smile.gif!

swakeleyscakes Posted 17 Aug 2010 , 10:22am
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If you are near a Waitrose get their Dr Oetker Regalice. Avoid the Silver Spoon "new recipe" ready to roll at all costs - sold at Sainsbury I think. I had to bin two boxes of it. Complained to them and they admitted it was faulty. If you have time to wait a week then order on line from cakecraftworld. I've found them reliable. Hope this helps

jennywenny Posted 17 Aug 2010 , 7:40pm
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Can anyone recommend a good brand of chocolate fondant? I use satinice and fondx here in the US, I also like pettinice and I've heard Masa is the absolute best.

ChilliPepper Posted 17 Aug 2010 , 9:03pm
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Hi

Cake Craft an online supplier is extremely good and just about the cheapest supplier I have found in the UK. They have everything you will need.

CP x

Moondance Posted 17 Aug 2010 , 9:52pm
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I use M&B sugarpaste as the colours are really nice - but, all the supermarkets here sell own brand sugar paste, which you can colour, I have often used it when i am doing white or ivory icing. I wouldn't buy or use ANY of the ready to roll icing, it's sticky and very thin!

As before I would agree with MikesRowes Honey - Design a cake carry a massive range and post stuff out very quickly

best wishe

Gingerbread_from_Germany Posted 22 Aug 2010 , 11:02pm
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Hi Jenny,

Birmingham has quite a few cake supply shops and I can also highly recommend ordering from Design a Cake, they are really quick and have great prices. Also, A Piece of Cake have an online shop and are very good.
I can't recommend any shop bought chocolate sugarpaste - be it online bought or not - apart from Tracey Mann's Chocolate sugarpaste - you can buy this online at her shop or through a piece of cake.

I wasn't impressed with the chocolate sugarpaste from Regalice AT ALL! I don't know how long Tracey Mann takes to deliver, because I ordered the sugarpaste through A Piece of Cake and they take approximately a week (but that is to Germany from England) and Design a Cake delivers within 3 days usually - so it should be quicker in England.
Because of the quality of chocolate sugarpaste, if I only need enough for 1 cake, I always make my own, even the white chocolate (using John Slattery's recipe) - I find it taste a lot better.
And if it is proving a bit difficult to work with, I mix some of my Massa or M & B sugarpaste in with it.

If you are looking for a good quality fondant, M & B is good and not as soft as Regalice (I can recommend their normal sugarpaste, but it is very soft and makes covering larger cakes difficult) - that is the only sugarpaste I have used which comes close to Massa - which is very difficult to get hold of in England.

Sorry for the long answer, but I hope that helps.

Kind regards
Marina

Samb88 Posted 26 Aug 2010 , 3:48pm
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I buy all my fondant from Tesco, as for online i buy from cake-stuff.

MikeRowesHunny Posted 26 Aug 2010 , 7:18pm
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Originally Posted by Samb88

I buy all my fondant from Tesco, as for online i buy from cake-stuff.




I wouldn't recommend cake-stuff at all. I placed 2 large orders with them and both times there were items missing from my order. Said they would send the items on and they never did. Was not at all happy.

nanefy Posted 14 Mar 2011 , 5:09pm
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can anyone tell me where I can buy Massa in the UK?? I don't mind ordering from the EU, but it seems like its only available in the states. The only other fondant I want to try is Pettinice and I can find it on the Bakels UK website, but it has no information on where to buy or order.

allaboutcakeuk Posted 14 Mar 2011 , 11:55pm
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Originally Posted by jennywenny

I'm doing a wedding cake in birmingham and I wondered if anyone can tell me where they buy their fondant, and which brands they normally use? I'll probably need some chocolate fondant and some white fondant. Thanks in advance! I'm looking for online as well as retail stores.




Can't recommend design-a-cake highly enough. wouldn't use anyone else unless desperate. Found other stores including some of the highly ranked ones pretty lame. Squires expensive all times i've used them they have taken up to 2 weeks or sent things separately and charged me double postage. had to have refunds from them over and over.
Design-a-cake offer 10% off continuously if a sugarcraft guild member and free postage on orders over £60 including 24 hour! my word I sound like i work for them (but i don't honestly) just i've tried tons and when u need it they get it to you.
I always go back to regalice. Use M&B for some strong colours like purple.

Chocolate go for the best you can afford. Good belgian paste from Traceys cakes or sweet success. the cheaper versions (like renshaw) they just crackle when trying to smooth out.

HTH

heroes Posted 16 Mar 2011 , 12:15pm
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jennywenny, Im from Hall Green in B/ham what part of B/ham do you live,? Pm me if you dont want to put it on here x

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