Lucyem Posted 10 Aug 2012 , 12:44pm
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I am relatively new to using fondant and have been trying different pre made fondants as well as making my own. I have been using up a tub of Satin Ice and it is driving me a little crazy. It is so not workable for me. It is like it is too wet and sticky but at the same time has no elasticity. As I roll it out I have to add a lot of confect sugar/cornstarch and then as I pick it up it just breaks and is still all sticky. It is humid right now here but I bought the tub over the winter and had the same issues then in our dry house.

I could easily dump it and say never again but for me a big part of the learning process is working to see if I can make it work. icon_biggrin.gif

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Pearl645 Posted 10 Aug 2012 , 8:48pm
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Interesting. I have tried Satin Ice many times and have found it is sticky. I only use it in black. The gum paste is too soft for me as well. I make my own fondant with gelatin, corn syrup, shortening, etc. and have less problems. It just takes a lot longer to make and roll out vs buying ready-made. Wilton fondant has a good roll out feel but just lacks a lot of flavour. I have seen a lot of reviews here on brands such as Massa, FondX, Fondarific, etc. If you have access to other brands, search for reviews here in the forums. Every now and then a new review pops up.

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