Best Kind Of Fondant To Use?

Decorating By Mae_mom Updated 10 Sep 2010 , 3:10pm by sweettreat101

Mae_mom Posted 6 Sep 2010 , 8:53pm
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So, I'm a newbie at all this cake business... icon_smile.gif I've always only used MMFondant. I saw a comment from someone who says that you cannot use MMFondant on wedding cakes because it can't stand up to the tiers, etc.

Is this true? I've done tiered cakes and sure, they were a little less than perfect (Ok, a lot less icon_smile.gif ) but I assumed that was due to my lack of skill. If this is true, what kind of fondant does work best for big, stacked cakes?

Thanks for your help! I keep asking lots of questions here and y'all have always been so helpful! icon_smile.gif

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sgregory Posted 6 Sep 2010 , 9:11pm
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That's a good question. I would like to know also!! I've always just used MMF

tmelrose Posted 6 Sep 2010 , 9:11pm
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I'm not an expert but am surprised to hear MMF couldn't hold up to wedding cakes. I'm sure someone will join in. I've only tried MMF once but didn't like it. MFF is the way I go.

11cupcakes Posted 6 Sep 2010 , 9:25pm
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The best is Albert Uster Massa, but it's not cheap. Fondx is ok .

leah_s Posted 6 Sep 2010 , 9:44pm
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I've switched back to PettinIce. It's very soft though, so you probably need to be a bit experienced with fondant. I keep all the basic colors of SatinIce on hand. Makes life easy! I've also used Fondx and liked it a lot. I find ChocoPan waaaay too sweet. I've used Uster's but didn't find it appreciably better and it's waaay $$$$$. I made MMF once and never again.

neelycharmed Posted 6 Sep 2010 , 10:25pm
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I use Fondx and Fondx elite(colored fondant,which comes in a HUGE color assortment icon_smile.gif
I did use satin ice, then switched this year and I like it a lot better thumbs_up.gif
Jodi icon_smile.gif

Mae_mom Posted 9 Sep 2010 , 6:53pm
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Great suggestions!!! Are these all prepackaged brands of fondant? Around here we only have the Wilton's stuff...but I'm sure I could find others if I did some traveling/looking a little deeper.

Does this mean that you all also feel that MMF could NOT hold up well for a wedding cake?

I've done several cakes but only with MMF (one with the wilton's fondant). Some were tiered cakes and it did sag some, but I'd assumed it was my lack of skill. icon_smile.gif Any thoughts?

sweettreat101 Posted 10 Sep 2010 , 7:56am
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Fondarific is wonderful. Order a sample pack for 6.00 and see for yourself.

langranny Posted 10 Sep 2010 , 8:23am
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I use MMF almost exclusively. Did buy some of Duff's red, but really don't like it very much - much too soft. I used the MMF on a three tier cake that sat outside in 90 degree heat for two hours and it held up fine. I always make it two or three days ahead and really don't have any problems with it.

neelycharmed Posted 10 Sep 2010 , 9:22am
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I've only used MMF on small cakes( not because I didn't think they couldn't hold up, but just had small cakes at the time )
So, I don't know about no good for wedding cakes.. I've never heard of that before.
But I do really like Fondx if you can get it in your area.
Good Luck! icon_smile.gif

Mae_mom Posted 10 Sep 2010 , 12:28pm
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Thank you for your help!!! I've looked into these brands of Fondant and I have one question....they all seem to come in 10 lbs or 5 lbs buckets....how far does that typically go in decorating cakes and how long can it last once open?

sweettreat101 Posted 10 Sep 2010 , 3:10pm
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Fondarific says it will hold up to 115 degrees. I has a long shelf life and can also be frozen. It rolls thin without tearing so you will use less fondant to cover your cakes. I purchase mine at fondantsource. The smallest bucket is 2 pounds. Fondarific has a chart to show you how much you will need for each size cake. You also might want to check out fondant glaze at fondantsource I love this stuff and they sell it cheap. Same with their food coloring gels. At Fondarifics website if you click on the cart you can order a sample pack of I believe it was five flavors. I did this before ordering a large bucket for my cousins wedding cake because I wanted to see how the fondant would roll out without tearing or drying out. It's six dollars this includes shipping. I didn't get one tear or what other call elephant skin like you get when using Satin Ice. Hope you give it a try.

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