And I Thought I Liked Duff....

Decorating By myheartsdesire Updated 17 Jun 2011 , 4:48am by myheartsdesire

myheartsdesire Posted 16 Jun 2011 , 6:32pm
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So I needed to make red roses with fondant. Since red is so hard to acheive I decided to buy some already red fondant. I had a 50% off coupon for michaels so I bought the red duff fondant. The stuff tastes ok but it is so soft I can't make anything hold a shape. icon_confused.gif
Any ideas of how to modify the stuff to make it better for my roses or should I cut my losses and make some?

18 replies
kristiemarie Posted 16 Jun 2011 , 6:39pm
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Wouldn't adding powdered sugar help and maybe some tylose?

Minstrelmiss Posted 16 Jun 2011 , 6:40pm
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I dd a little bit of a stronger fondant like the wilton or a bit of candy clay. The flowers on this cake were made with the Duff fondant

http://cakecentral.com/gallery/2070306

idgalpal Posted 16 Jun 2011 , 6:40pm
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I use Duff's red fondant for roses also, with the coupon only of course!
I added tylose and they're just perfect.

amygortoncakes Posted 16 Jun 2011 , 6:53pm
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I would try mixing it with gumpaste, that should make them hold up a bit better.

myheartsdesire Posted 16 Jun 2011 , 6:59pm
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Thanks! I'm very much a beginner with the flowers. I'm wondering how well the stuff holds up when putting on a cake to cover....

DaniNicole Posted 16 Jun 2011 , 7:03pm
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I like Duff's fondant; however, it is very soft. It does hold up well on a cake, and taste better than Satin Ice. The white fondant is not a true white, more of a ivory or cream...learned that the hard way...

KJF1985 Posted 16 Jun 2011 , 8:19pm
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I second adding some gumpaste. I suppose you can but I never make flowers without it in there.

myheartsdesire Posted 16 Jun 2011 , 9:17pm
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Thanks all! I'm headed to buy some gumpaste. I made some roses previously with mmf but i guess my mmf was a bit drier... They were great without gumpaste. Oh well, lesson learned. Is gum paste edible??

KJF1985 Posted 16 Jun 2011 , 9:18pm
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Originally Posted by myheartsdesire

Thanks all! I'm headed to buy some gumpaste. I made some roses previously with mmf but i guess my mmf was a bit drier... They were great without gumpaste. Oh well, lesson learned. Is gum paste edible??




Technically yes, but it smells (and probably tastes) like glue. I use a 50/50 mix but you can probably get away with less gumpaste. It dries harder and faster than fondant.

carmijok Posted 16 Jun 2011 , 9:31pm
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Actually dry gumpaste tastes a lot like Necco wafers. I made a bunch of flowes for an annivesary cake and I actually had someone chowing on them. Yuck! But then, I don't like Necco wafers either!

costumeczar Posted 17 Jun 2011 , 12:44am
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I think that the Duff label fondant is just Fondarific in a different box. It might be a different brand, but if I remember correctly that's what it is.

yummy_in_my_tummy Posted 17 Jun 2011 , 12:52am
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Yeah, it's Fondariffic in a different package. Fondariffic won't dry out unless it's in really dry, hot conditions. It's got unlimited work time, so using it for modeling piece doesn't work very well. As a matter of fact, if you use it to decorate dummy cakes, you can sometimes pull the decorations off a completed dummy, and re-use the fondant because it's still not dry!

costumeczar Posted 17 Jun 2011 , 12:53am
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Originally Posted by yummy_in_my_tummy

Yeah, it's Fondariffic in a different package. Fondariffic won't dry out unless it's in really dry, hot conditions. It's got unlimited work time, so using it for modeling piece doesn't work very well. As a matter of fact, if you use it to decorate dummy cakes, you can sometimes pull the decorations off a completed dummy, and re-use the fondant because it's still not dry!




Oh gross! icon_confused.gif

sweettooth101 Posted 17 Jun 2011 , 1:03am
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To make flowers out of fondant you have to add either tylose or gum tragacanth. PLace the fondant in a ziplock bag add the tylose or gum/trag and knead well. Use as desired but make sure you keep the paste wrapped in cling wrap and then air tight bag or it will dry rock hard.

LindaF144a Posted 17 Jun 2011 , 1:20am
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Wow, that was not my experience with Duff fondant. The red cake in my photos was used for that cake. I remember it working out perfectly too. I don't recall it being too soft to work with.

cakesdivine Posted 17 Jun 2011 , 3:42am
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Duff Fondant is actually Fondarific fondant and they have a Wedding white fondant that is perfectly white. I get the Buttercream flavor, it is amazing!

myheartsdesire Posted 17 Jun 2011 , 4:26am
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Thanks everybody for the advice! I added the equal ratio of gum paste. The worked well. icon_smile.gif I'm gonna try to post a pic of them but we'll see. icon_redface.gif technically challenged sometimes.icon_smile.gif

myheartsdesire Posted 17 Jun 2011 , 4:48am
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yep, didn't work. When I do the cake I'll post anyway.(:

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