Nerelle Posted 20 Oct 2011 , 3:14am

I'm am totally new to this site, and not sure that I'm doing this right at all, but here goes: icon_confused.gif

I am in Australia and have been using Cake Art coloured fondant, but I am considering switching to Satin Ice brand. (I just haven't been happy with the Cake Art product as it is very grainy.)

I would really love to hear from people that have used Satin Ice for their feedback, especially anyone that has used both Satin Ice and Cake Art for comparison.

Thanks in advance, and apologies if I have done anything incorrectly.

11 replies
sabre Posted 20 Oct 2011 , 4:10am

Have you tried Bakels fondant (Pettinice), which is made in New Zealand? It's good stuff.

MCurry Posted 20 Oct 2011 , 4:18am

I use Satin Ice and it is good. However, a cake decorator that I do part time work with used Pettinice and I like it more than Satin Ice. I like that is is softer, easier to knead, does not tend to crack as fast when moving it to cake boards or cakes. Therefore, I am thinking about switching. Both taste good. Depending on your cake volume you can always consider making your own fondant as well. I only do this for good friends! : )

leah_s Posted 20 Oct 2011 , 4:23am

I like both PettinIce and SatinIce.

kseevers Posted 20 Oct 2011 , 4:47am

I use Satin Ice too. I really like it, not had any problems.

Nerelle Posted 24 Oct 2011 , 1:37am

Thank you everyone for your help. I think I will give Satin Ice a try and see how I go. Again Thank You.

Bec005 Posted 24 Oct 2011 , 2:24am

I'm in Aus too. Satin ice is much better than cakeart red and black there really is no comparison at all. I suggest you give it a go and you will see what I mean lol.

qldcake Posted 22 Feb 2013 , 4:35am

i agree with your opinion on cake art fondant - it is grainy and i have also found you cant roll it as thin as a brand like bakels as it tends to tear much easier.

i now use bakels and its a much better fondant to work with, knead and roll.

mcaulir Posted 22 Feb 2013 , 7:25am

Cake art is horrible stuff. Grainy and just awful tasting. I don't like the taste of satin ice, but if those were the two options, I'd go with Satin ice. I used regalice recently and it was pretty good.

cazza1 Posted 22 Feb 2013 , 9:48am

I have not even seen this cake art fondant but by the sounds of it I don't want to.  I have used Bakel's pettinice, Orchard and Satin Ice.  Personally I prefer the Satin Ice.  I find it really easy to knead and easy to work with.
 

Chellescakes Posted 22 Feb 2013 , 10:30am

Cake art is horrible , bakels or satinice is much better. Bakels is quite well priced too , if budget is a consideration. 

Evoir Posted 22 Feb 2013 , 10:45am

AI remember the bad old days before they started importing Satin Ice colours...you either had to colour your own, or if you were using red or black, use CakeArt's wet mess of a fondant. Awful stuff!

Nowadays, the availability of SI colours means you never have to deal with Cake Art colours! I recommend SI for colours, and Pettinice for white or ivory. You can of course blend SI colours into Pettinice if you need paler hues.

I have found white SI, however, incredibly frustrating to work with for the past year or so. Easy to get on the cake, but then it sets all bubbly and ripply for some reason. Can't risk using it anymore on wedding cakes.

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