Where Do You Buy Fondant?

Decorating By Bridgette1129 Updated 18 Mar 2012 , 5:03pm by Bridgette1129

Bridgette1129 Posted 17 Mar 2012 , 5:50am
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I bought 5 lb off Luck's and quickly realized 5 lbs does not last long. I am now looking to get 10-20 lb tubs.

Where do you buy from? Thanks!

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southerncross Posted 17 Mar 2012 , 12:57pm
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I get my fondant from Albert Uster. It's imported from Switzerland. It tastes fantastic and is a dream to work with. I use the Mat and can roll it thin so the 13 pound bins go a long way. I prefer the White Chocolate fondant. It's about $6.00 a pound. I just include the cost in the final price of the cake.

CakeSupplies4U is another excellent vendor. They are fast delivery and great customer service. They have Satin Ice in 20 pound bins for about $2.25 a pound. They also carry Fondarific for about $6.00 a pound in 5 pound bins.

If I'm making children's cakes, I make MMF.

Bridgette1129 Posted 17 Mar 2012 , 5:06pm
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Thanks for the wonderful info!

Bridgette1129 Posted 17 Mar 2012 , 5:11pm
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That just sparked another question.

I went over to Cakesupplies4u and with shipping their price is higher than other places I was looking. You do include the shipping in the cost to the customer right? It was a no brainer for me but just seeing if that's what everyone else does.

jena2727 Posted 17 Mar 2012 , 5:26pm
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I just purchased Fondarific from Amazon.com, the price was much lower than Fondarific's site and free shipping. Also if you set up Subscribe and save where they auto ship it to you 1 a month, every 3 month or every 6 months you get a 15% discount. You can canel the subscription at any time!

sabre Posted 17 Mar 2012 , 7:11pm
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Caljava.com sells Fondx. Their fondant is on sale now.

Bridgette1129 Posted 17 Mar 2012 , 9:44pm
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Originally Posted by jena2727

I just purchased Fondarific from Amazon.com, the price was much lower than Fondarific's site and free shipping. Also if you set up Subscribe and save where they auto ship it to you 1 a month, every 3 month or every 6 months you get a 15% discount. You can canel the subscription at any time!




So is $6/lb the norm? I could get satin ice around $4 per pound if I buy it in 10-20 lb packages. $6 seems kind of high, especially for birthday cakes.

southerncross Posted 17 Mar 2012 , 10:20pm
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I calculate the cost per cake including shipping expenses. I live in rural South Carolina and would have to drive 120 miles round trip to even get to a decent supplier. The IRS figures it costs you .50 per mile in gas and wear and tear on your car to drive (and that's not counting this sudden increase in gas prices so I figure about .55 per mile) so that's about $66 a trip so it's a cheaper to pay shipping for me.

jena2727 Posted 17 Mar 2012 , 10:26pm
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I paid just over $5/lb for Fondarific. From what I have read it's the preferred brand by most. On their site it's almost $7/lb and that doesn't include shipping. I'm ALL about saving money so if their is a cheaper resource I'd LOVE to know! I'm definitely brand loyal to somethings and an easy to use good tasting fondant is one of those things! Every one has their own preference so I guess it depends on the brand to determine what price you are going to pay!

Bridgette1129 Posted 18 Mar 2012 , 5:26am
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Originally Posted by jena2727

I paid just over $5/lb for Fondarific. From what I have read it's the preferred brand by most. On their site it's almost $7/lb and that doesn't include shipping. I'm ALL about saving money so if their is a cheaper resource I'd LOVE to know! I'm definitely brand loyal to somethings and an easy to use good tasting fondant is one of those things! Every one has their own preference so I guess it depends on the brand to determine what price you are going to pay!




I ended up buying it lol

leah_s Posted 18 Mar 2012 , 3:59pm
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Did you check Jester's aka Fondant Source? Usually they have great pricing and reasonable shipping.

Bridgette1129 Posted 18 Mar 2012 , 5:03pm
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Originally Posted by leah_s

Did you check Jester's aka Fondant Source? Usually they have great pricing and reasonable shipping.




Yeah;

Jester's: $79.61 for 20# Satin Ice - $3.98/lb which is one of the better prices.
I think once I realized I'd be shelling out $80 I took a step back. I know it's cheaper in the long run, but now I'm kind of hoping I could get 10# tubs but that's not very common and the 5# tubs are half the cost of 20# tubs!!

And yes I know this is common sense that buying in bulk is cheaper but I didn't know it was THAT much cheaper lol.

For anyone else who is wondering;
(Please remember this includes shipping to MY state. Will differ for you and most likely in your favor)
Jester's: $79.61 for 20# Satin Ice - $3.98/lb
Baker_s Kitch: $72.45 for 20# Satin Ice - $3.62/lb
Sgrcraft: $72.80 for 20# Satin Ice - $3.64/lb
Global SA: $78.81 for 20# Satin Ice - $3.94
Cakesupplies4u: $73.61 for 20# Satin Ice - $3.68

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