Whats Your Favorite, Cheapest Storebought Black Fondant?

Decorating By chellescountrycakes Updated 20 Sep 2010 , 3:10am by chellescountrycakes

chellescountrycakes Posted 19 Sep 2010 , 12:03am
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I am just fed up, 1/2 the time I can make black MMF and it turns out great- then, when I really need it for like 3 zebra cakes in ONE weekend- Its flakey and nasty and wont work!!

so I am going to break down and buy some. I need black, and I prefer cheap. LOL I am going to tell folks that this is NOT my fondant, which they all love, and to keep that in mind when they eat it. (or just skip black, liek I already tell them because I have to use so much color)

anyway, please share.. icon_smile.gif

and I am sure this is in the wrong place, I dont think I have ever posted in the right place. LOL so I appologize in advance.. icon_smile.gif

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Karen421 Posted 19 Sep 2010 , 12:18am
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I just need a lot of black for a spider-man cake I made, and I totally gave up making it! (it kept turning green, because I was using Wilton to color it) I bought Chef Duff's. it wasn't the cheapest, but I could get it locally, and it works great.

chellescountrycakes Posted 19 Sep 2010 , 12:21am
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thats my biggest problem NOT a thing is localy avalible. LOL

So I have to fiqure the websites shipping into the price.. icon_sad.gif

I'm just hopin that there are some folks who buy it and have done the research and know which is cheapest so I dont have to spend hours doing it. LOL I know lazy, and pitiful... But heck- I'll admit it icon_wink.gif

Karen421 Posted 19 Sep 2010 , 12:24am
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Check fondarific (AKA Chef Duff's) if you have to order, it is my favorite!

tracey1970 Posted 19 Sep 2010 , 12:58am
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Are Fondarific and Duff's fondant the same thing? I thought they were separate. I have bought Duff's fondant (when I have a half-off coupon at Michael's), Fondarific, and Satin Ice. I am hoping to try FondX soon. I can't buy Fondarific and Duff's at the same place. I can only get Duff's at Michael's, which I think is an exclusive arrangment in Canada anyway, and I get Fondarific at my local cake supply store.

Karen421 Posted 19 Sep 2010 , 1:15am
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Yes, Chef Duff's is fondarific. I have to order everything, but Wilton or Chef Duff's, and I love fondarific so it's and easy choice if I need something in-between orders.

Bossy Posted 19 Sep 2010 , 1:19am
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Up until recently I could only get Satin Ice which has good color but the black was a little soft. I can get Duff's at Michael's now and I thought I saw it at WallyWorld but I have not tried it yet.

Acjohnson Posted 19 Sep 2010 , 2:16am
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I use and prefer Duff's

gscout73 Posted 19 Sep 2010 , 2:37am
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I've used Satin Ice and Duff's and I preger the flavor of Satin Ice. Duff's is supposed to taste like buttercream but it is such a strong fake butter flavor it just is not appealing. I will only use Duff's if I have to make accents and where I only need smaller amounts. But for covering and for larger amounts I will stick with Satin Ice or make my own MMF.

Sandy C

stacey71 Posted 19 Sep 2010 , 2:41am
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just wondering...when people say "wallyworld" do they actually mean "walmart"? Or is there a store I dont know about thats really named "wallyworld"?

Inquiring minds want to know icon_cool.gif

Karen421 Posted 19 Sep 2010 , 2:44am
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LOL Stacey71!!! icon_biggrin.gif Wallyworld is Walmart.

gscout73 Posted 19 Sep 2010 , 2:45am
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Yes, Wallyworld is WalMart. It is so fun to go to: so many freaks and geeks it is it's own amusment park and cheaper than Disney.

Sandy C

Karen421 Posted 19 Sep 2010 , 2:50am
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My DS worked there overnight and the stories he told!!! Hehehehehe Your right an amusement park, or side show or freak show.

gscout73 Posted 19 Sep 2010 , 11:41am
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Originally Posted by Karen421

My DS worked there overnight and the stories he told!!! Hehehehehe Your right an amusement park, or side show or freak show.

Total Freak show. I went out late one night I ran out of marangue powder and also picked up some round boards and the woman in line in front of me weighed over 300 pounds, was wearing this sundress that had the little shoulder straps tucked into the dress so it would look strapless (I could clearly see them), no bra so it was pulling down her dress, huge tatoo on her back, hair died 2 colors in long braids, straw cowboy hat, heavy Tammy Fay Baker makup and really high pitched voice (she started a onversation with my roomate and me."

I am not making this up. We could not belive it. It was so hard not to laugh. The best time to see freaks is late at nite.


online_annie Posted 19 Sep 2010 , 11:56am
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I only use Satin Ice. They have a beautiful black. Easy to work with, perfect everytime.

chellescountrycakes Posted 20 Sep 2010 , 3:10am
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Thank y'all icon_smile.gif

I will have to order some ASAP.

I THINK there is a micheals about an hour and a half away- but with a funeral and 5 cakes this week I am not sure I can make it icon_sad.gif I might have to though... I doubt shipping would make it here by then.... CRAP!

I was making black PERFECT- MMF black- just jam up- then the last 3 times, its SUCKED- SOOO agervating. I ended up having to do a patch job on my latest zebra- by buying the 12.00 pack of 4 wilton fondant colors and dying blue black, because it was cracking and breaking all the way to town!!

There is no where else to buy anything, I have a walmart, but they have the smallest packages of wilton- not much- and never have black-
Hobby lobby doenst sell anything like that, same wilton as WM- (and its still an hour away) and I fiqure this week will be HOT- and Humid- and with all the cakes I'm baking, and all the food for the funeral, my house is going to be an oven all week! icon_sad.gif

and yes, walmart is a freak show.. I swear they need a dress code.... LOL

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