klove4 Posted 5 Jun 2013 , 11:50pm
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I am looking into what is more cost effective, making my own fondant or purchasing it.

Where does everyone buy their fondant from or what brand do you use?

Thanks!

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jason_kraft Posted 6 Jun 2013 , 12:03am
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AWe use Satin Ice.

http://cakecentral.com/t/667462/where-is-the-cheapest-place-to-buy-satin-ice-fondant

Annabakescakes Posted 6 Jun 2013 , 2:03am
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Original message sent by jason_kraft

We use Satin Ice.

http://cakecentral.com/t/667462/where-is-the-cheapest-place-to-buy-satin-ice-fondant

Did your wife go back into business?

I find satin ice revolting, it smells like play-do and tastes like crap. It makes your hands smell like play-do and literally turns my stomach. It is easy to use except it often cracks and tears.

I love the taste of fondariffic, but it is super stretchy and hard to work with. It is also pretty expensive!

I do prefer to mix the two together, you really get the best of both worlds, and can roll it super thin. I do use more fondariffic than satin ice to mask the horrendous flavor.

I prefer to mix homemade MFF, with the fondariffic, but it isn't store bought...

I get the purchased fondant from Deco Pac. It is $20 for 5 pounds, free shipping for an order over $75.

Annabakescakes Posted 6 Jun 2013 , 2:08am
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AOh, MFF costs about $7 for 5 pounds. But it takes an hour from start to finish with cooling time. I generally find it perfect to work with, but it can often benefit from a bit of fondariffic.

costumeczar Posted 6 Jun 2013 , 2:15am
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I make my own and it takes about 15 minutes hands-on time and then I let it sit to cool off. It's about $1.50 or so a pound, and I just use the basic standard fondant recipe with corn syrup instead of glucose. If I want it to be stretchier I mix it with candy clay, and that makes it similar to the working texture of fondarific.

jason_kraft Posted 6 Jun 2013 , 2:54am
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Original message sent by Annabakescakes

Did your wife go back into business?

Nope, she's a SAHM for now.

I find satin ice revolting, it smells like play-do and tastes like crap. It makes your hands smell like play-do and literally turns my stomach. It is easy to use except it often cracks and tears.

It's not the best-tasting fondant, but it's the only fondant we found that was vegan, and the taste of our fondant was not one of our competitive advantages so I didn't really worry about it too much.

jennicake Posted 6 Jun 2013 , 3:56am
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I find satin ice revolting, it smells like play-do and tastes like crap. It makes your hands smell like play-do and literally turns my stomach. It is easy to use except it often cracks and tears.
 

 I so agree with this.  I see a lot of people comment on loving the taste of satin ice and then I start to wonder if maybe I'm just too darn picky.  Good to know I'm not alone!

Annabakescakes Posted 6 Jun 2013 , 4:17am
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I find satin ice revolting, it smells like play-do and tastes like crap. It makes your hands smell like play-do and literally turns my stomach. It is easy to use except it often cracks and tears.
 

 I so agree with this.  I see a lot of people comment on loving the taste of satin ice and then I start to wonder if maybe I'm just too darn picky.  Good to know I'm not alone!

LOL! I am pretty picky, too. About everything, especially what I serve! I hold myself to a pretty high standard and Satin Ice is no where near that standard. It is just horrible. No better than Wilton. I will use it straight for accents, or dummies, but I could never cover an entire cake with it!

auntginn Posted 6 Jun 2013 , 4:54am
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I make my own most of the time.  I add melted white chocolate, not candy clay because of the glucose.  Works great.  Occasionally I will use fonderific or Satin Ice.  Just never use Wilton.  Now that's what you call nasty.

Shrey Posted 6 Jun 2013 , 5:33am

Hi,

 

I think you should make your own "FONDANT" instead of buying from the market. Because, buying FONDANT from the market might be tastes like crap.

You should not prefer the "SATIN ICE" because it is easy to use but the Dis-Advantage is it "CRACKS" or "TEARS". And you can add your own "Flavor" in FONDANT. SO, FONDANT is better than SATIN ICE.
 

AZCouture Posted 6 Jun 2013 , 6:59am

AOkay! :-)

Anna, it takes you an hour to make a batch of MFF? I can whip one out in 20 minutes girl, come on now!

AZCouture Posted 6 Jun 2013 , 7:03am

AI have the same experience with Satin Ice too. Funky smell, instant elephant skin, etc. Taste and smell aside, maybe it's performance is exaggerated because I'm putting it over very cold icing though. I definitely prefer to make my own though, as a cost savings and taste/quality issue. If I was a big volume operation, I would probably buy Carma.

vgcea Posted 6 Jun 2013 , 7:07am

AJust a few minutes ago I did the math for making my fondant vs. getting CMTT. Huge HUGE cost difference that I cannot justify with my current volume of orders. Just going to have to make my fondant work. I hate that homemade fondant can be so finicky though. MFF let me down for the first time this past weekend. I was hurt. lol.

rica827 Posted 6 Jun 2013 , 4:13pm

I purchase mine and just pass the cost onto the customer. I will never, ever, make homemade fondant again. I've tried it more than 10 times and it's always a gigantic nightmare. Time consuming, makes a giant mess, not easy to work with, super temperamental...you get the point :)  If someone doesn't want to pay for fondant, they don't have to.  BTW, I use Fondariffic because people are pleasantly surprised by the taste. I do use Wilton for anything other than covering the cake because it's the easiest and cheapest I've found.
 

Cookie2807 Posted 6 Jun 2013 , 4:29pm

I also use Satin Ice . I personally don't think at all that it tastes horrible. I think the taste is fine. You always have the perfect fondant. 

auntginn Posted 6 Jun 2013 , 4:50pm

And.. to answer the other question, "Where do you buy it from"  I buy mine from my local bakery distributor when I need it.

Paperfishies Posted 6 Jun 2013 , 5:35pm

I buy FondX.  Love the way it tastes, love how easy it is to work with and I love the way it feels. I feel like it goes further than satin ice.  I can roll the FondX super thin, where as with satin ice I was able to roll it out as thin. 

Sweetwise always has pretty good sales.

cakestomuch Posted 9 Jun 2013 , 12:12am
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Originally Posted by costumeczar 

I make my own and it takes about 15 minutes hands-on time and then I let it sit to cool off. It's about $1.50 or so a pound, and I just use the basic standard fondant recipe with corn syrup instead of glucose. If I want it to be stretchier I mix it with candy clay, and that makes it similar to the working texture of fondarific.

 

What candy clay recipe do you use? 

Thanks

HannahsMomi Posted 9 Jun 2013 , 4:09pm

I use Satin Ice as well.  I, personally, love Satin Ice...the taste and the final product on the cake.  I have no complaints.  I do agree, though, that Wilton is horrible tasting!

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