Fondx Vs Satin Ice!

Decorating By shake n cake Updated 8 Nov 2014 , 1:11am by alyssaserce88

shake n cake Posted 22 May 2013 , 2:21am
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Hello everyone!


So I made my first fondant covered cake this weekend and I used Satin Ice. I found it tore easily and was hard to work with (which could be due to my lack of experience) icon_redface.gif. Anyway, my issue was with the taste. I worked hard to make SMBC and cakes with high quality ingredients, and the fondant just didn't taste good. And I definitely wasn't the only one who thought that. Is Fondx better tasting and easier to work with? ALSO! If you have any other recommendations for fondant that I haven't mentioned please let me know.




Marissa icon_smile.gif

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RubinaD Posted 22 May 2013 , 5:36am
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AHi there, I have never used fondx, not sure if it is available in Canada, but I only use Satin Ice now. It is an awesome fondant, I used to use Wiltons but was very dry and a little more chalenging to work with. Since the satin ice is a liitle more soft and flexible, maybe you rolled it to thin. It does take practice and you will get better at it. I also started using the mat to roll my fondant and this is an awesome product that would make covering your cakes a lot easier. Good luck!

shake n cake Posted 22 May 2013 , 3:17pm
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So The Mat is really good to work with? I was actually looking into getting it just because I read so many good reviews, but then there were some people who said it wasn't so good. Thanks for all the advice!


Have you ever tried Fondarific?? I see your from Canada, theres a website called Flour Confectioners and they ship Fondx and other supplies for pretty good prices if you want to check them out icon_smile.gif

ddaigle Posted 22 May 2013 , 3:21pm
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I use white FONDX and color it for everything except Black, Hot Pink & Brown...then I use Satin Ice.   I like both products.   Most of the fondant on my cakes are used as accents and I'm sure just peeled off.   The satin ice brown tastes like a tootsie roll.    I think FONDX and Satin Ice both taste good...those that don't it, just don't know how to handle the taste (texture) of fondant. 

COButterfly Posted 22 May 2013 , 4:22pm
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I used Satin Ice for years, but found it tore very easily.  And a couple of times I got a "bad" batch, where it was a nightmare to work with and pretty much unusable.  I switched to Fondx about a year ago and it is so much better!

shake n cake Posted 22 May 2013 , 10:18pm
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Alright thank you everyone! I will be trying Fondx next for sure icon_biggrin.gif

jennicake Posted 23 May 2013 , 6:47pm
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Originally Posted by shake n cake 


Have you ever tried Fondarific?? I see your from Canada, theres a website called Flour Confectioners and they ship Fondx and other supplies for pretty good prices if you want to check them out icon_smile.gif

Thank you so much for posting this!!  I have been wanting to try Carma after all the great reviews around here but the obscene shipping prices from other sites has been holding me back.  Totally affordable from this company though!  :)

shake n cake Posted 31 May 2013 , 7:47pm
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I'm glad this helped you as well! icon_smile.gif Everything is so much more expensive here in Canada... mostly due to shipping I suppose!

savannahquinn Posted 1 Jun 2013 , 12:52am
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My go to fondant is fondarific...I have used FondX the pure white one and have had good results, I didn't find it to be as soft as fondarific...I only use Satin Ice brown (chocolate).  I find that Satin Ice to tear easily as well, especially if I color it....I use wilton for decorations only it dries too hard. I'm not sure with regard to taste because I never eat fondant...way too sweet for me!

alyssaserce88 Posted 8 Nov 2014 , 1:11am
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we always use fondX at our bakery in toronto. our customers love it, we previously used satin ice, but our staff always faces issues with getting the consistency perfect, as everyone has their way of working the fondant.


also we love that fondx comes pre-colored, that's is another issue we faced with dying our satin ice, as the color wasn't always consistent throughout. but with fondx it looks phenomenal, and tastes phenomenal.


we get ours online at a site called supplybox, they are based out of canada, i believe they may have pickup locations as well.

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