I Didn't Think I Could Hate A Fondant Brand, But...

Decorating By BlueBurd Updated 23 Aug 2010 , 6:42am by sweettreat101

BlueBurd Posted 17 Aug 2010 , 5:10am
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...then I tried using FondX. What on earth was I thinking? I think I even liked Wilton (*blegh*) better than this! Glad I only bought a smallish container of white. At least I can color and use it for accent pieces on other things.

Anyone else have problems with this brand? Major elephant skin issues?

Ugh.

Now to shop for old reliable Satin Ice.

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laurenboxall Posted 18 Aug 2010 , 3:01am
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I'm in Australia and use FondX and it works fine. I find it great for small cakes although I dodn't find it strong enough for bottom tiers on larger cakes, doesn't seem to set hard enough or something...

BlueBurd Posted 18 Aug 2010 , 5:17am
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I wonder if its a humidity issue since I'm in the desert...then again, Australia is a big place and you may be in a desert, too icon_smile.gif Thanks for the reply!

foxymomma521 Posted 22 Aug 2010 , 1:59pm
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Did you buy the regular or Elite?

Jan14grands Posted 22 Aug 2010 , 4:35pm
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I just LOVE Fondx. Works great for me. Try adding a little crisco - maybe that'll halp.

cakesbycathy Posted 22 Aug 2010 , 9:00pm
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I have stopped using Satin Ice and have switched to Fondx. I am so much happier with it. It does help if you use some Crisco on your hands when kneading it.

BlueBurd Posted 22 Aug 2010 , 11:01pm
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I'll try again....I should stop blaming the fondant and work on my technique icon_smile.gif Just can't get over how quickly I get elephant skin. I put crisco on the mat, my hands, and the rolling pin, I knead the fondant so it is workable and then start to roll it out. Within a minute I get the wrinkles. I think it was the regular Fondx, not an Elite brand. try try again...

BlueBurd Posted 22 Aug 2010 , 11:01pm
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Could I be rolling it too thick?

Jan14grands Posted 22 Aug 2010 , 11:07pm
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Maybe, I don't get that elephant skin at all. It is so pliable and works so nice. Give it another try.

leah_s Posted 23 Aug 2010 , 2:12am
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I found Fondx quite easy to work with and it stayed pliable for a long time. However, I've switched back to PettinIce.

sweettreat101 Posted 23 Aug 2010 , 6:42am
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Try Fondarific no elephant skin or cracks. I used it for my cousins wedding cake on a large tier and had no bubbles, elephant skin or cracks. Loved the stuff. Best price is at fondant source.

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