Ready Made Colored Fondant Or Color My Own?

Decorating By gin2ham Updated 25 Apr 2012 , 12:48am by trebakes

gin2ham Posted 24 Apr 2012 , 1:49pm
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Hi everyone,

I am making a ninjago cake for my son's bday. A lot of red will be used. Should I just buy colored ones? Like the elite fondx. Or fondarrific. Or should I buy a white one and color it? I heard that carma massa Ticino is yummy. Thanks everyone!

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aggiechef Posted 24 Apr 2012 , 2:12pm
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If you need a lot of red, I would personally buy the red already colored. It's a pain to get a good red on your own, and (to me) not worth the trouble when you can buy it.

I've never used the 2 fondant brands that you mentioned, but I've purchased the red Satin Ice before and it was the perfect color of red for what I needed.

gin2ham Posted 24 Apr 2012 , 2:14pm
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Is the satin ice yummy?

aggiechef Posted 24 Apr 2012 , 2:20pm
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It's okay. To me the vanilla taste is a little on the chemical side, but I've never had a problem working with it. I've had plenty of customers tell me that "it's nice to find someone who uses a fondant that tastes good" so I guess that's a good thing.

jones5cm Posted 24 Apr 2012 , 2:42pm
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Definitely buy it...unless you want carpel tunnel from kneading iticon_smile.gif The Wilton brand is not as bad tasting as it used to be; but I've only been able purchase a small amount of red at a time in the assorted colors box.

mbranko24 Posted 24 Apr 2012 , 2:52pm
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definitely buy the red fondant1 i have used Satin Ice, it is OK, but I really like Fondarific's Buttercream Flavor fondant. It comes in red, and if you use amazon or have Amazon prime you can get it there. I have Amazon Prime so I get mine with FREE shipping. It is well worth the fee.

Ashleyssweetdesigns Posted 24 Apr 2012 , 2:53pm
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Satin ice tastes really good and the consistency is the best. It pays to purchase a rich color like that if you can. It saves you so much time.

gin2ham Posted 24 Apr 2012 , 3:16pm
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Thanks so much for all the responses! Now, I just have to decide between satin ice and fondarific! Need more inputs.


trebakes Posted 25 Apr 2012 , 12:48am
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New from Wilton- Red or Black fondant in larger packages. If you use a coupon it's even cheaper. HTH

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