What Brand Of Fondant Are You Using?

Decorating By Sakura Blossom Updated 17 Sep 2014 , 2:31am by Sakura Blossom

Sakura Blossom Posted 9 Sep 2014 , 11:23pm
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AHi everyone,

I am trying to achieve the perfect cake cover in fondant. Until now, I succeed in doing sharp edge and straight side but still not satisfy with my fondant quality. I am using satin ice and I am not in love with it. It does not look that smooth like what I want to achieve. I am now willing to try another brand and asking for your experience.

Thanks

19 replies
bigdad Posted 9 Sep 2014 , 11:30pm
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fondarific

SweetCarolines Posted 10 Sep 2014 , 12:12am
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I make my own and use Michele Foster's recipe. I live in the Caribbean where humidity is a nightmare, and this is the only fondant that works for me. It's also cheaper.

maybenot Posted 10 Sep 2014 , 12:38am
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My favorite is FondArt by Albert Uster [auiswiss.com or nicholaslodge.com]

yortma Posted 10 Sep 2014 , 1:36am
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Massa Grischuna neutral (from Albert Uster imports).

ElizaW Posted 10 Sep 2014 , 1:41pm
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I only make cakes for family/friends but when I first started (a few years ago), I read about fondant until I was cross-eyed :)  Our humidity is really bad so considering that and I wanted a fondant that wouldn't tear or get elephant skin, I chose Carma Massa Ticino Tropic.  It's made for humid weather.  It's more expensive than other brands but right from the start, I have been more than pleased with the results and I never had any issue with it.  I don't mind paying extra for something that I know works. 

 

Taste?  Well I don't care for a sugary taste and always thought fondant wasn't for consuming anyway but my late mother loved the stuff and wouldn't bother removing it, claiming that it tasted great (go figure).  She was a sugar lover though and I think more of an exception :)

cai0311 Posted 10 Sep 2014 , 1:43pm
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AFor red and black and I use Fondarific precolored fondant. For everything else I use Massa Grischuna Neutral. It is the best fondant!

JWinslow Posted 10 Sep 2014 , 3:38pm
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I have switched from Carma Massa to ifigourment from the Pastry Portal.  Love this stuff.

morganchampagne Posted 10 Sep 2014 , 11:17pm
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AI'm the only person left who is still team Satin Ice lol. I don't have any problems with them besides the occasional air bubble when I'm rolling it out.

CindiM Posted 10 Sep 2014 , 11:57pm
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Moganchampagne, 

 

You are not alone!  I love Satin Ice.  It really works great for me! 

morganchampagne Posted 11 Sep 2014 , 12:07am
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AWoohoo!!! I was starting to think I was by myself!! This at least reaffirms I'm not crazy lol.

MBalaska Posted 11 Sep 2014 , 12:10am
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Quote:

Originally Posted by SweetCarolines 
 

I make my own and use Michele Foster's recipe. I live in the Caribbean where humidity is a nightmare, and this is the only fondant that works for me. It's also cheaper.

 

When you live in he far outposts, and shipping is super expensive, you're smart to do so. :)

wrosado Posted 11 Sep 2014 , 1:35am
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I use ifigourme from Pastry Portal. Just wish they had it in colors it only comes in white.

ChiCakeLady75 Posted 11 Sep 2014 , 2:57pm
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I will also always be a loyal Satin Ice user. I've tried countless brands and when it comes down to it, Satin Ice is just better than the rest in my eyes. I've never had any problems with it when making any of my cakes. As far as taste goes, I can honestly say I don't know anyone who actually eats the fondant, it always gets peeled off anyway! 

Chineka Posted 16 Sep 2014 , 6:59am
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I've used Satin Ice before and have had great success, but for now I make my own using Liz Marek's marshmallow fondant recipe. It's never given me any problems.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SJCUy3ezRxE&list=PLzg5AqKCWJsa71-iAGMsRcE3fqqap4OEv&index=5

shannycakers Posted 16 Sep 2014 , 4:44pm
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I think it depends on where you live because some people either love satin ice or hate it. Sometimes it goes on perfect and sometimes out of the blue it cracks on edges even when its rolled thin, temperature is an issue and its very tempremental depending on climate.

 

I use FondX for covering cake, satin ice for all accents.

JWinslow Posted 16 Sep 2014 , 7:52pm
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Quote:

Originally Posted by shannycakers 
 

I think it depends on where you live because some people either love satin ice or hate it. Sometimes it goes on perfect and sometimes out of the blue it cracks on edges even when its rolled thin, temperature is an issue and its very tempremental depending on climate.

 

I use FondX for covering cake, satin ice for all accents.


I just used black FondX for my sewing machine cake.  I was really pleased with how nicely it smooths. I bought red also cause I know it will come in handy :)

Peanuts-58 Posted 16 Sep 2014 , 8:38pm
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AI buy my fondant from Bulk Barn. They were using Kwik and I really liked it and now my local store is using Satin and I don't like it at all. It's sticky and doesn't smell as sweet as the Kwik. I'll be moving out of Ottawa, Canada and I'm hoping the Bulk Barn in that area is using Kwik, if not, I think I'll go right to the manufacturer. :smile: Penny In Canada

krys121 Posted 16 Sep 2014 , 11:43pm
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I love Fondarific. It's amazing for rolling out and covering a cake (I've never had it tear on me before). The only downside to it is that it NEVER dries out (which, when you're doing accents and molding, can be problematic). I left a little rose out for over a week (forgetting all about it) and it was still pretty darn pliable and soft. I'm actually considering getting some Satin Ice for accents (does this brand work well for accents and such?). 

 

I've also used Albert Uster before. It's good, too. :)

Sakura Blossom Posted 17 Sep 2014 , 2:31am
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AIt is not that I hate Satin Ice, it was my favorite up until 3 months ago. I do not have problem with the colored one but the white is so soft. It is tearing almost only by touching it.

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