What's is the most economical fondant to be used with fake cakes? - for a one time use--
I'm getting Satin Ice/White/Vanilla. Is that the correct one?
AWilton is cheaper, especially with a 40% off coupon at Joann or michaels.
When Michael's puts out a 50% off coupon, I stock up on 5 pound boxes of Wilton fondant. It's perfect for dummies: it's cheap, it dries rock hard without adding Tylose, and it's easy to work with.
I use the exact same fondant I use on my regular cakes.
I decorate my display cakes with best foot forward, no short cuts. I want them to be a total representation in look, smell and texture of the work someone could expect from me when they order a real cake.
Even when I was practicing my fondant when I first started, I never used the cheap stuff. It's much harder to work with, so why make it even harder doing something I wasn't very good at yet?
Just a thought.
I always use W fondant on dummy cakes. I think its very easy to work with and as others has mentioned, with the coupons it's cheap.
I'm with the majority--Wilton for "dummies" all the way.
It's extremely cheap when you use the 40-50% off coupons, it takes color very well, and it's super easy to work with--and once on the cake, it smell wonderful.
You can even pump up the aroma by adding in a bit of concentrated LorAnn oils.
I use my homemade marshmallow fondant. Talk about economical!
AIs the Wilton fondant cheaper than making your own MMF? I use MMF to cover dummies and real cakes
ACan I have your recipe for fondant, I've never know anyone courageous enough to make their own. You are awesome.
Well, I consider my time very valuable.
I personally find that making a large quantity of fondant--along with the prep, associated clean up, and sometimes less than consistent results--to be a huge time sucker. With a 50% off coupon, my Wilton costs me $2.00/lb.--that alone is well worth not having to clean up. Given that in my area, PS is about .80/lb, marshmallows run about $1.00/bag (on sale), not to mention vanilla & crisco, electricity, water, dish soap.......
I also know that out of the package, the results will always be the same.
AI make my own MMF as well. But I have found that my stand mixer with the dough hook gives it a great start. It works so well with me! Much better than Wilton fondant!
AThanks Rae! I'll look into the pricing to see if buying turns out more economical. I use the KA mixer to start off too. Cakeladycj, I melt 20 oz of marshmallows with 5 tbsp water in the microwave. Add half bag of a 2 lb bag of PS, add melted marshmallows and add more PS as necessary. Dump it on my plastic mat, knead more PS if needed, wrap and set aside overnight :) HTH!