Best Fondant Brands? Help!

Decorating By PlatypusCakes Updated 17 Jun 2011 , 11:09pm by Price

PlatypusCakes Posted 6 Jun 2011 , 8:16pm
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Hi Everyone I make my own marsmallow fondant but it isnt always the best thing to use i want to try making the other kind of fondant but i was wondering what most people use and where the cheapest and tastiest fondant is. In a crunch I have been using Duff's Fondant from Michaels which tastes good but is SUPER expensive. I just need suggestions and ideas from people who have been doing this longer than me. icon_smile.gif

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Cupcakeboy85 Posted 7 Jun 2011 , 1:36am
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Satin Ice is good

FromScratchSF Posted 7 Jun 2011 , 1:54am
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"Cheep" and "good"? icon_lol.gif

Michelle Forester's buttercream fondant (recipe is on this site) is pretty darn good, the white chocolate version is even better (when made with real white chocolate, not candy melts). But it can get pricy to make, especially if you don't have access to the ingredients it calls for and you have to order online.

The very best commercial fondant I have ever had is Carma's Masa Ticino Tropic, it's imported from Switzerland. It's not cheep, but it's a quality gourmet product.

Satin Ice is foul (my opinion), but it's somewhat inexpensive.

Wilton's is disgusting, but again, cheap.


PlatypusCakes Posted 7 Jun 2011 , 3:57am
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i know about Satin Ice but I have never used. I will probably just start to make my own. Thanks for the advice. it was honesty I was looking for. I am not new to making cakes but i am new to knowing how to go about buyin or making good fondant. And i Agree WILTON's Fondant is horrible! I wont even use it as a backup lol.
Thanks guys!

PlatypusCakes Posted 7 Jun 2011 , 4:16am
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Originally Posted by FromScratchSF

"Cheep" and "good"? icon_lol.gif

Michelle Forester's buttercream fondant (recipe is on this site) is pretty darn good,

Do you have the link to that post?? I looked I could not find it... icon_sad.gif

sweettreat101 Posted 7 Jun 2011 , 5:09am
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I tried Fondex for the first time last weekend and love it. Easy to knead and roll. Less expensive too. This is what I will use from now on.

gidgetdoescakes Posted 7 Jun 2011 , 5:23am
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Since wilton changed the taste of their fondant I find it very nice to use, I mix half home made with it....and I don't have shipping charges so its cheaper!

countrycaker Posted 7 Jun 2011 , 6:18am
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I tried Michele Foster's fondant for the first time last weekend and LOVED it. Here's the link to the recipe:

pastrygirls Posted 7 Jun 2011 , 7:01am
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we use Carma Massa Ticino as well at my hotel. it's a nice stiff fondant that i can adjust to whatever i need it for. add a little shortening to make it softer. or add a little cornstarch to stiffen it up. i also add different oils to it to give it whatever flavor i want.

mombabytiger Posted 7 Jun 2011 , 11:14am
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I use Duff's which I buy with the 40% off coupon from Michael's. They've been out of white for two weeks now which is rather frustrating. It's wonderful to work with, you can get the darker colors and it tastes great. It is soft, though, so tylose is a must for figure molding.

tracey1970 Posted 7 Jun 2011 , 11:49am
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I use Satin Ice and Fondarific (and Duff's if I have a coupon). I love how fondarific holds up and have had nothing but good luck with it (jinx!). I have tried FondX and found the color not always what I thought it would be, and it stretched a lot in my experience, making the cake tough to cover. I have an unopened container of Choco-pan in my cupboard which I am waiting to try soon (although I'm not sure if that classifies as fondant?)

leah_s Posted 7 Jun 2011 , 11:49am
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I love SatinIce, but I buy the Buttercream flavor.

Jan14grands Posted 7 Jun 2011 , 12:32pm
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FONDX for sure - it's great.

Kellbella Posted 7 Jun 2011 , 12:40pm
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I've been using Massa. I love the taste and it's so easy to work with. Pricey, yes, but worth the money. If I have to make figures or cover something, cake board for example, things that are not eaten..then I will use Satin Ice sometimes, they do have good reds and blacks. Fondx is good also.

aprilismaius Posted 7 Jun 2011 , 7:02pm
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I love choco pan fondant.

cai0311 Posted 7 Jun 2011 , 8:19pm
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I buy the buttercream flavor one.

Price Posted 17 Jun 2011 , 11:09pm
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I just purchase some choco pan but haven't used it yet. I will probably be using it for a cake next weekend. How does it hold up after covering a cake with it? My time is limited I'm hoping to be able to cover the cake on Fri. for a party on Sat. If I would end up having to cover it on Thur. will it hold up well until Sat. evening?

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