I mix fondant and tylose to get my fondant to harden when needed. Well that works with homemade and Satin Ice. I used Duff's black fondant last night mixed with tylose to make tiny graduation caps. Well after about 2 hours they were still soft. So, I remade them, this time using a lot more tylose. By this afternoon they had harden a bit but still pliable. Caps were usable but not what I wanted : (
I tried using duffs yellow for a project I was doing. I needed a super yellow. The stuff never dried right I ended up just making my own. What a waste... Its really easy to cover a cake with though. Hopefully I'll need a yellow cake in the near future lol
I love Fondarific (Duff's) but I buy Satin Ice to use for figure making. It's ingredients are a little different than Satin Ice. Where Satin Ice hardens from being exposed to air (drying out), Fondarific hardens when exposed to cold - but then well become softer when warm again. It firms up slightly when exposed to air for a while, but nothing like Satin Ice. Great for covering cakes, but not for making figures, bows or things that you need really firm.
I mix fondant and tylose to get my fondant to harden when needed. Well that works with homemade and . I used Duff's black fondant last night mixed with tylose to make tiny graduation caps. Well after about 2 hours they were still soft. So, I remade them, this time using a lot more tylose. By this afternoon they had harden a bit but still pliable. Caps were usable but not what I wanted : (
Same thing happened to me! Only it was after a week. I had to scramble and put the black part of a CD case in the bottom and cover it so you couldn't see it. I was furious. Now I know I will never use that fondant again. Thanks for sharing.
I love the taste of Duff's and how well it covers cakes. Satin Ice is hard to with. Used to love SI but the past year their fondant is horrible to work with. When covering cakes it cracks, tears, elephant skin. I used to not have that problem but now every bucket is bad. Only use them for modeling. Duff's is great taste and so far no fading.
I havent tried duffs because of all the talk about it. I had to order special fondirific flavored (grape orange strawberry) fondants for a sweet 16, I was so disapointed. the colors were flat, it was like working with a starburst. Hard and sticky, kept sticking to the mat, and I almost never have to add pow.sugar or anything when I roll stuff out this stuff was horrible. ended up at my 24hr walmart to get wilton and color it...it worked out so much better and what a waste of 17.00 a tub for the "good stuff". I now figure that people can pay for what fondant looks like I want to be able to work with it easy and give them what they want. Almost no one eats it, so if I can get the 6.00 wilton to work for what I need I am going to use it and save the $$. Right now I am using wilton and SI and SI gumpaste.
I love all and it is getting hard just like I hoped.. without any cracks or anything.
I might try and play with the other fruit flavors when I have no cakes but when I have no cakes I don't want to play around with cake stuff... but I will give it one more chance.
But I am not going to try the duffs right now.. not until I hear better things about it.