cakechic87 Posted 6 Dec 2013 , 3:41pm
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What is everyone's favorite brand of fondant? Almost everyone in my area hates the taste of fondant & they are always asking me to turn a fondant cake into a buttercream cake. I personally find working with fondant easier than buttercream & I wish more people would like the taste of fondant. I have tried both Wilton & Satin Ice brands.

 

Besides home made marshmallow fondant, what do you use? Or how can I make my fondant taste better (if possible)? And what do you like to use under the fondant... buttercream, ganache, ect.? If you use BC, do you add a thick layer? I find when I add a thick layer, it oozes out the bottom or makes puffy pockets on the cake.

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DeliciousDesserts Posted 6 Dec 2013 , 4:11pm
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AFondarific!

Roseyrod Posted 6 Dec 2013 , 4:34pm
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Satin ice works for me. Forget about Wilton.  That has no taste and is hard to work with. I use a very thin layer of buttercream under my fondant. and I make sure it crust well.

BeesKnees578 Posted 6 Dec 2013 , 5:03pm
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I use Fondx or Satin Ice.  Today I made a new "recipe" which is a mix of marshmallow fondant and Fondx.  I googled homemade fondant and came across a recipe touted as "the best fondant ever"...or something like that.  Off the top of my head, I can't remember the name of the girl who came up with it, but she says it is super easy to work with and can be rolled quite thin. 

 

I will look it up and get back to you...and let you know how it works after I have used it.

 

Also today, I am trying the Australian method of icing a cake - which I have tried before in just buttercream and it works amazingly - with fondant on top.  Excited to try this new fondant.

BeesKnees578 Posted 6 Dec 2013 , 7:13pm
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Tried the new fondant....seemed just a teeny bit sticky, but used cornstarch when rolling out.  PRETTY AWESOME, I must say!  rolled out easily and was great applying.

rockymtnbaker Posted 6 Dec 2013 , 7:19pm
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My personal favorite is Liz Marek's marshmallow fondant. It tastes great and is easy to make, plus it handles so well and doesn't stick to a.n.y.t.h.i.n.g.

Good luck!

 

http://artisancakecompany.com/2012/11/the-best-marshmallow-fondant-recipe-ever/

rockymtnbaker Posted 6 Dec 2013 , 7:21pm
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Oh, wait, it looks like that's the one you used! lol..

kikiandkyle Posted 6 Dec 2013 , 7:30pm
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AI'd bet money that most of the people who say they don't like it haven't even tasted or it, or at least not done in a good way. I took a fondant cake to a kids party and the kids were peeling it off because they didn't know they were allowed to eat it, they thought it was clay. Once they tasted it they loved it.

I'd suggest giving your clients a taste of your fondant, rolled really thin with some great buttercream, they'll soon change their minds.

BeesKnees578 Posted 6 Dec 2013 , 11:35pm
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Originally Posted by rockymtnbaker 
 

My personal favorite is Liz Marek's marshmallow fondant. It tastes great and is easy to make, plus it handles so well and doesn't stick to a.n.y.t.h.i.n.g.

Good luck!

 

http://artisancakecompany.com/2012/11/the-best-marshmallow-fondant-recipe-ever/


Yes...that's one I made today!  It is pretty darn awesome.  Best part is...it's the best of both worlds.  You are stretching out the cost of the ready made fondant with homemade marshmallow fondant.

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