A Happy Accident

Decorating By leah_s Updated 4 Sep 2011 , 9:11pm by AnnieCahill

leah_s Posted 4 Sep 2011 , 4:58am
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So about 10:15 pm I was double checking the order for tomorrow's weddng cake, and just as I finished buttercreming the largest tier, I notice the order specifies "fondant."

Uh oh. I know I'm almost out. And it's 10:15 pm. Obviously the cake supplies store is closed.

Soooo . . . off to the 24 hour Walmart I go.

Let me sing the praises of Buttercream flavor SatinIce mixed 50/50 with Wilton fondant. You get the easy workability of the Wilton fondant and the good taste of SatinIce Buttercream flavor. No elephant skin, perfectly pliable.

Heck, I'm going to plan on doing this in the future!

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cheatize Posted 4 Sep 2011 , 6:12am
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Better sign up for emails from Michaels so you can use those 40% off coupons. icon_smile.gif

Cupcations Posted 4 Sep 2011 , 6:14am
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I have always wondered how that would work out... The consistency of Satin Ice drives me crazy but u get the taste... Wilton has the perfect consistency lets not go to how it tastes :S

Thanks Leah I will sure try it icon_biggrin.gif

sweettreat101 Posted 4 Sep 2011 , 8:00am
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You don't have to sign up for Michael's discounts. I just do a search on Yahoo and find a coupon whenever I need one. And you can print them as many times as you want.

The_Sugar_Fairy Posted 4 Sep 2011 , 9:08am
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Thanks so much for the tip, will definately try that! icon_smile.gif

JanH Posted 4 Sep 2011 , 9:18am
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Other members have also had success mixing Wilton and SI fondants together:

http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopicp-7111831-.html

HTH

BlakesCakes Posted 4 Sep 2011 , 7:18pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by JanH

Other members have also had success mixing Wilton and SI fondants together:

http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopicp-7111831-.html

HTH




Yep. I've been a long standing advocate of mixing Wilton with all types of other fondants to get great workability AND great taste.

I use my Michael's & Joann coupons to stock up on boxes of Wilton for just that purpose.

Also, Wilton mixed with tylose is, for me, one of the whitest "gum pastes" you can get. I add 1/2 tsp. of tylose/pound of Wilton fondant, knead in well, divide into 4 equal pieces formed into very smooth logs, wrap each of those tightly in saran wrap, & put them into a zip loc bag.

Rae

Claire138 Posted 4 Sep 2011 , 7:55pm
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Do you think Wiltons will work with MMF?

BlakesCakes Posted 4 Sep 2011 , 8:06pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Claire138

Do you think Wiltons will work with MMF?




Sure. Knead it together well and it'll be great.

Rae

Claire138 Posted 4 Sep 2011 , 8:08pm
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Awesome, thanks. Looking forward to trying this.

mplaidgirl2 Posted 4 Sep 2011 , 8:58pm
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I bought Duff Dark Brown Fondant.(I wasn't about to color a 1/2lb of fondant dark brown and didn't have time to order something else) And it was cracking like crazy. I mixed it with wilton and it was perfect.

Kiddiekakes Posted 4 Sep 2011 , 9:08pm
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Don't yah love it when things work out..I have heard that Wilton has improved the taste of their fondant dramitically in the last year...Good to hear!!

AnnieCahill Posted 4 Sep 2011 , 9:11pm
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I have tried Wilton recently and the taste was decent. In the past when I bought it it had a dead vinegar/chemical smell to it. I recently bought a 5 lb box to use for decorations and it was ok.

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