Fondx Is Amazing!

Decorating By melindak30 Updated 15 Aug 2011 , 3:09am by MarianInFL

melindak30 Posted 14 Aug 2011 , 1:48am
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I had to make a spongebob cake today. I decide to try Fondx Elite yellow. I ordered and it was shipped by UPS. It had gotten so hot in the back of the big brown truck it was almost goo went it got here. I just let it sit at room temperature for the past week. I covered spongebob in minutes. The seam just literally melted right together, it looked like I had just slipped a cover over it. It was amazing. I have never worked with a fondant that awesome before. I'm a true fan now!

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Karen421 Posted 14 Aug 2011 , 2:00am
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I am a Fondx fan also! It's easy to work with and doesn't melt when I deliver the cake. (It's really hot here!) icon_biggrin.gif

melindak30 Posted 14 Aug 2011 , 2:07am
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I have never seen fondant work that well, the seam on the side literally healed and formed one solid piece. Amazed in an understatement

kaseynh Posted 14 Aug 2011 , 3:06am
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I love working with it! Check out this sale on 2lb buckets, they are reg. $15.99 on sale for $5.00! The sale ends 8/16 and the shipping is very reasonable.

secondbase Posted 14 Aug 2011 , 3:25am
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I've not used the elite stuff, but the regular fondx is pretty good. Love it!

Karen421 Posted 14 Aug 2011 , 12:29pm
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I started using it, exclusively, last summer, after my Fondarific cake started to melt. Fondarific is also very easy to work with, but after it hits 100, it melts, Fondx and Fondx Elite holds up to high temps and humidity. icon_biggrin.gif

MadMillie Posted 14 Aug 2011 , 12:54pm
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I also love it. The one and only thing I don't like about it is it says you can not use spray paint on it. Has anyone tried it to see if that is true?

Karen421 Posted 14 Aug 2011 , 7:00pm
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I have airbrushed it on it before, lots of times- not spray paint but, it worked just fine. icon_smile.gif

Leahmaria7981 Posted 14 Aug 2011 , 7:03pm
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I just got a tub of this for winning best in division in a cake competition and can't wait to try it. Now I just need someone to order a cake that makes it work opening a 10 pound tub of it for...

glendaleAZ Posted 14 Aug 2011 , 7:06pm
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I'm also a HUGE fan of Fondx.

Two years ago, I used Satin Ice to cover my son's wedding cake, all 9 tiers, and after about an hour or so I started seeing these huge craters on the top edges of the cakes - It was like the Grand Canyon on every one them.

I went back to the cake supply store with every intention of getting some more SI thinking that I had purchased a bad batch. But when I saw the Fondx I decided to give it a try instead. I was so happy that I did. It rolled out beautifully, and I didn't need to use PS or shortening because it didn't stick to the mat like SI does. And, it was such a breeze to cover the cakes - even the big 16 inch cake.

In my area Fondx cost a little more than SI, but it is well worth it.

pinkpiggie78 Posted 14 Aug 2011 , 7:19pm
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LOVE FONDX!! I bought over 50lbs at convention this year to save on shipping!

OhMyGanache Posted 14 Aug 2011 , 8:06pm
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Caljava ships free if you meet their minimum order (around $300, I think). I always buy in bulk and stock up so I get it shipped free and I buy when it's on sale for double the savings.

MadMillie Posted 14 Aug 2011 , 8:35pm
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Thanks Karen421. What kind of airbrush paint do you use?

Karen421 Posted 14 Aug 2011 , 9:31pm
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Mostly I use AmeriColors, AmeriMist Air brush colors, but I have also used straight McCormick food colors, when I need something a little deeper.

MadMillie Posted 14 Aug 2011 , 10:37pm
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Thanks Karen. My girls start back to school Tuesday so hopefully I can play with the airbrush I bought a month or so ago. It is just sitting in the box waiting to be used.

fabray13 Posted 14 Aug 2011 , 11:04pm
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Im so glad I read this! I just ordered 10lbs! Ive had some issues lately with satin ice tearing, so I wanted to try something new. Cant wait til it arrives!

Tammy21122 Posted 14 Aug 2011 , 11:24pm
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Originally Posted by kaseynh

I love working with it! Check out this sale on 2lb buckets, they are reg. $15.99 on sale for $5.00! The sale ends 8/16 and the shipping is very reasonable.

Thank you so much for sharing this information....just ordered a bunch to beat the sale deadline of 8/16!

melindak30 Posted 15 Aug 2011 , 1:36am
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Well, 30 hours later my cake looked just as awesome as when I covered it with the fondx I never have intentions of using anything else if I have fondx. Oh and the attaching details of other fondant was super easy a touch of water was like super glue no sliding around. I covered a large spongebob made of RCT and it was so smooth> Im still amazed if you cant tell.

Karen421 Posted 15 Aug 2011 , 2:32am
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Make sure you post a picture!! icon_biggrin.gif

MarianInFL Posted 15 Aug 2011 , 3:09am
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So glad I read this forum tonight!

Don't freak out if you want to check shipping and it's expensive for one tub.

I just ordered 7 tubs, and the shipping was $10.97-the same amount as for one tub.

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