Question About Pettinice Fondant

Decorating By sixinarow Updated 11 Jul 2013 , 11:04pm by sixinarow

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sixinarow Posted 19 Jun 2013 , 1:38am
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I ordered some Pettinice fondant to make Jennifer Dontz' chocolate fondant recipe, when I opened the bag, it gave off a very strong chemical smell. I tasted a small amount and it tastes like chemicals. I went ahead and made the fondant recipe, but it didn't help the flavor at all. I still can't get the taste out of my mouth.

Is this normal for pettinice fondant or did I get a bad batch?

I usually make my own mmf, so maybe that's throwing my taste off?

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jgarratt Posted 19 Jun 2013 , 1:49am
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AI have heard this before.. satin ice is the way to go

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icer101 Posted 19 Jun 2013 , 2:00am
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I love pettinice. never had a strong chemical smell at all. maybe you should contact who you bourght it from.

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cakefat Posted 19 Jun 2013 , 2:24am
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maybe you have a bad batch or maybe it's just not to your tastes? Everyone is different- what they like etc.

 

I've used pettinice many times- I think it tastes much less fake or chemically than satin ice- and it doesn't smell bad to me either. Satin Ice- that stuff is gross- IMO.

 

But the pettinice is just too soft to use, I only use it as a  very last resort. I've made the j.dontz recipe too- was just so-so for me. 

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sixinarow Posted 11 Jul 2013 , 7:49pm
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Just to update, it was a bad batch. I ordered from a different distributor and this batch has no weird chemical smell or taste. I actually like the taste, pretty mild and when mixed with the chocolate, it's good! :)

Thanks for the advice!

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howsweet Posted 11 Jul 2013 , 9:08pm
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What distributor did you use? I much prefer Pettinice to Satin Ice, but don't know where to buy it wholesale or without having to pay shipping.
 

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sixinarow Posted 11 Jul 2013 , 11:04pm
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Originally Posted by howsweet 

What distributor did you use? I much prefer Pettinice to Satin Ice, but don't know where to buy it wholesale or without having to pay shipping.
 

I still had to pay shipping, I don't buy huge quantities b/c I don't have super high volume. This last time I got it from fondant source. They've had the best deal on the 15lb buckets that I've seen so far.

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