Best Black Fondant?

Decorating By kimbordeaux Updated 13 Apr 2011 , 7:01pm by silverdragon997

kimbordeaux Posted 11 Apr 2011 , 4:35pm
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I need to cover cake tier in black fondant. The times I covered tiers in black before it was with homemade black fondant. But, don't have time to make homemade fondant anymore so I started buying Satin Ice. Then last year their fondant started failing on me, cracking and tearing. So, now I use Jennifer Dontz's recipe. I've only done white though. She recommends powered colors to tint fondant, haven't tried that yet. Anyway, I'm thinking of buying some Fondx black. Is that a good idea? Tier being covered is an 8" topsy turvy. Thanks!

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terrylee Posted 11 Apr 2011 , 4:40pm
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I tried Duff's fondant, I'm not sure what brand it is but it seemed more pliable and didn't dry quite a quickly as Satin Ice.

audree Posted 11 Apr 2011 , 4:55pm
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Fondarific black is so easy to work with. I covered a cake with it and loved it. I had to order it online. No problems with cracking or being dry.

cakedout Posted 11 Apr 2011 , 8:23pm
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Was just at our state cake show this weekend and after one of the demos, the demonstrator allowed us to taste the black Fondx she used. It was pretty good! I think I'm going to try it next time.


BTW- Duff's fondant seems like it is actually similar to Choco-Pan, rather than normal fondant.

craise79 Posted 11 Apr 2011 , 8:31pm
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If I"m not mistaken I think that Duffs fondant is fondarific...
Anyways, I usually mix the satin ice with fondarific. It stops the satin ice from drying out and cracking. I find it allot more forgiving that straight satin ice.

Elcee Posted 11 Apr 2011 , 10:52pm
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My vote would be for Duff's. Quick and easy trip to Micheal's. I've used their black and red and they worked really well.

I have some Fondariffic that I won in a competition but I haven't tried it yet.

kimbordeaux Posted 11 Apr 2011 , 11:46pm
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So far I've figured out by ya'lls responses that Duff's is the best and that Fondarific makes Duff's. So, I should just buy Fondarific? I'm not as concerned about taste as I am about workabilty. I've heard Fondarific taste great but how easy is it to work with? Most of my cakes are 3D or carved cakes, not easily covered. I don't need fondant that dries too fast or easily tears or rips. Oh, and Caljava has a sale on Fondx that ends tomorrow. Trying to see if Fondx will be worth the purchase. Opinions on which is easier to use and looks best.

Thanks again!

kimbordeaux Posted 12 Apr 2011 , 1:12am
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Oh, I just went to Michaels online and didn't find any black Duffs. They carry Duff's in store?

cownsj Posted 12 Apr 2011 , 1:39am
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They do carry Duff's in Michael's. You have to nuke it to use it. As long as you get it to the right consistency, I think it's the best to work with, and I love working with Satin Ice black. I also think it tastes great. It also goes further than the satin ice does. It remains workable much longer.

Just an interesting thing with it I'll share. Last week I made ladybugs using his red with black accents. They were made about 4 days before the cake was needed. When people were eating the ladybugs they were asking me if I used jelly beans to make them. They said the outside was the same as a jelly bean, and the inside was the same too. I found that very interesting, and everyone said they were delicious. They were all very surprised to hear they were made from fondant. And the questions and feedback came from people from 12 to 86. So I know in the future, providing I have similar items to make, I'll do my best to be making them just a few days in advance.

4realLaLa Posted 12 Apr 2011 , 3:11am
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I use Duff's black.

gsbcakes Posted 12 Apr 2011 , 3:22am
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Bought Duff's once and absolutely hated it!!! Worst fondant I have ever used!

kimbordeaux Posted 12 Apr 2011 , 11:10am
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Okay, I just bought 2, 2lb buckets of black Fondx. Caljava had a 50% off sale on Fondx that ended today. 2 buckets and shipping equaled $25.93. I know most of ya'll recommended Duff's but I couldn't pass up the sale on Fondx. Hopefully it will work great in covering the middle 8" tier in the topsy turvy I need it for. Thanks!

Cookies4kids Posted 12 Apr 2011 , 11:44am
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I have used the Duff's in red and black and really liked it. Very easy to work with and tasted pretty good.

robinmarie Posted 12 Apr 2011 , 12:01pm
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Has anyone had in luck with Satin Ice chocholate? I bought some to use on a cake and wonder if I made the right choice in ordering it?? I really don't want any problems with this, its a important cake I am doing.

cownsj Posted 12 Apr 2011 , 3:18pm
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Originally Posted by robinmarie

Has anyone had in luck with chocholate? I bought some to use on a cake and wonder if I made the right choice in ordering it?? I really don't want any problems with this, its a important cake I am doing.




I've used it. Tastes like rich brownies... yummmmmm It's harder to roll out, so work it well first. It did work well though

Harmonycakes Posted 12 Apr 2011 , 3:28pm
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i use duffs black.... however, i would add black too it, because under some lights it looks like a really really dark brown

fafruia Posted 12 Apr 2011 , 3:45pm
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I LOVE LOVE LOVE FondX! Everytime there's a cake show and they're selling it, I stock up! The black is fabulous! For both taste AND workability, you can't beat it!

Good luck with your cake!

robinmarie Posted 12 Apr 2011 , 7:03pm
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thanks cownji

Cakepro Posted 13 Apr 2011 , 6:10pm
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Originally Posted by cownsj

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Originally Posted by robinmarie

Has anyone had in luck with chocholate? I bought some to use on a cake and wonder if I made the right choice in ordering it?? I really don't want any problems with this, its a important cake I am doing.



I've used it. Tastes like rich brownies... yummmmmm It's harder to roll out, so work it well first. It did work well though




I've used chocolate Satin Ice for years and love it. It's also what I use to make black fondant. I'm too cheap to buy black fondant when it's so easy to make when starting from a deep, rich brown. icon_biggrin.gif

silverdragon997 Posted 13 Apr 2011 , 7:01pm
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I was in a Party City the other day looking around, and noticed that they are now selling Duff's products as well. It's about the same price as Michaels, but nowhere near as good a deal as with the 40% off coupon from Michaels. Just an FYI.

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