Hi all, just a question about the taste and work-ability of these two brands of fondant.. I use satin ice and the flavor is good but just found a place that sells the fondx and it is sooo much cheaper, have any of you used Fondx and if so how does it compare to Satin Ice regarding taste and ease to work with.
I use FondX and fine it much better than Satin Ice which gives me horrible elephant skin... However for me, FondX is more expensive than Satin Ice... Where did you find cheaper prices of fondant if you don't mind sharing?
sweetwise has it cheaper than where i buy satin ice
If you are having any issues with Satin Ice Fondant giving you "Elephant Skin," please try these tips:
There are different causes of ‘elephant skin.’ Some brands of food coloring can cause the fondant to crack and take on this appearance. We recommend gel pastes in the AmeriColor or Chef Master brands.
The addition of shortening to Satin Ice will cause the gums to break down and cause ‘elephant skin’ as well. While using a tiny bit of Crisco is fine for rolling out on or on your rolling pin, adding it to Satin Ice will alter the product.
Your Satin Ice may have been left out too long and has begun to dry out. Be sure to knead very well and keep out only the portions you are working with. The remainder of your fondant should be sealed in its bag with the pail lid closed tightly. Any air that is allowed to get into the product will dry it out, so be certain the bag is closed tightly and the lid is sealed.
If a product defect is suspected, you may call our customer service department to discuss (845) 469-1034 or email us at: email@example.com.
Sweet Regards from your friends at Satin Ice!
I can confirm that about the shortening as I used to do this and it definitely resulted in cracking. And I've bought Satin Ice that was too old. Dust on the bucket is a hint. Once I bought some purple from Dawn Foods in Houston and it was more blue than purple. I didn't know what to do and just used it anyway, but now I realize it may have been old and the pink may have faded. If I'd just thought to add pink. the customer was 80 years old and wanted a purple cake. I felt awful.
For me Fondx is too gooey.
we always use corn starch as opposed to powedered sugar with our fondx, and we buy it online here in canada