What Is The Difference Between Satin Ice Fondant And Wilton?

Decorating By krissy_kze Updated 3 Jan 2013 , 11:33pm by paintspecer

krissy_kze Posted 29 Sep 2005 , 3:02pm
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Just curious. Is it cheaper? Taste better? Easier to work with?

Thanks for the info!

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ckirkland Posted 29 Sep 2005 , 3:05pm
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I would like to know too.
Just bumping you up. icon_biggrin.gif

mixaleena Posted 29 Sep 2005 , 3:09pm
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I have never used Satin Ice Fondant, but on these forums everyone raves about it. Don't know if people use it for decorations or if it is just for covering cakes though.

I have, however, used Wilton Fondant and the taste and smell is enough to make you sick...ick! Although it seems to roll out well and it is good for making flowers and decorations.

MMF is really good tasting, it is just hard to roll out (at least for me) even after zapping it for 5-10 secs in the MW. I have never made decorations with MMF.

Hope that helps at least a little!

TamiAZ Posted 29 Sep 2005 , 3:13pm
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This is an easy one... Wilton's fondant can't even compare to the taste of Satin Ice... Satin Ice has a nice vanilla flavor and Wilton's fondant has a chemical taste. I don't mind working with Wilton fondant if I don't have to eat it.. I'm doing a couple of show cakes and I'll be using Wilton fondant because it's cheaper and I can get it locally.

I would buy a tub of Satin Ice and try it for yourself... Who knows, you may hate the taste of it. I tried all the commercial fondant that is available until I found one I liked.

blittle6 Posted 29 Sep 2005 , 3:14pm
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I just ordered and got some Satin Ice fondant. I haven't worked with it yet, but the taste is 100 times better!!!!


Wandootie Posted 29 Sep 2005 , 3:23pm
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Where do you order this?


thecakemaker Posted 29 Sep 2005 , 3:32pm
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Im with TamiAZ on this one! Satin Ice tastes great and is easy to work with. Wilton is easy to work with and is less expensive but tastes terrible! I've tried flavoring Wilton but it doesn't seem to work for me. Satin Ice is vanilla unless you get the chocolate Satin Ice which is delicious also! I have found that Satin Ice can be rolled out thinner than the Wilton too ~ maybe some other Satin Ice users can tell me if they've found the same? I also tried Pettinice over the weekend just to try it out. It was easy to work with and tasted better than the Wilton but I couldn't quite put my finger on what it tasted like. Just that it was better than the Wilton - but not as good as the Satin Ice. Maybe good to use if you want fondant but don't want vanilla.


MrsMissey Posted 29 Sep 2005 , 3:57pm
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What's the difference? Well, in a word.."everything". I am a firm advocate of Satin Ice. It is delicious, very easy to work with and has a more sophisticated taste..if that makes sense! I agree, Wilton is also easy to work with but I wouldn't want to eat it!

cakemommy Posted 29 Sep 2005 , 4:03pm
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I've heard so much about it. Why is it called Satin Ice if all it is is fondant? Is there an ingredient in it that makes it different? How much is this stuff and what size can you buy? 1 lb 5 lb???


blittle6 Posted 29 Sep 2005 , 4:28pm
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I bought my Satin Ice at CK Products 2# are about $7.50 5# $12 20# about $42. They have different colors and chocolate also.


thecakemaker Posted 29 Sep 2005 , 4:52pm
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Satin Ice comes in 1lb, 5lb and 20lb containers. It comes in vanilla and chocolate and a variety of colors. I've used the vanilla and chocolate and they both taste great! I used the black for my firehelmet - it is vanilla and was easy to use but it was a bit softer than the others i'd tried. Maybe just the batch - I don't know. It worked and tasted fine though. A lot of on line stores carry it or you can go directly to Satinfinefoods.com and check them out there. They have some pretty amazing cakes in their gallery. They also make gumpaste but I haven't tried it yet.

As for their name - it's just a name.


cakemommy Posted 29 Sep 2005 , 5:26pm
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Wonderful, thank you so much for the info!

I'll have to try it!

Amy icon_biggrin.gif

krissy_kze Posted 29 Sep 2005 , 8:01pm
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Thanks! I'm definitely going to try it! I agree that the Wilton tastes nasty! That's why I was asking. I'd love to use fondant but it just tastes so awful. I've tried making my own but I couldn't get the right texture.

alimonkey Posted 29 Sep 2005 , 8:11pm
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So far I have only used MMF which I find pretty easy for covering cakes, but too elastic to model well. I bought a small pkg of Wilton for experimenting when Hobby Lobby had 50% off earlier this month, but haven't tried it yet. Just bought a tub of Satin Ice yesterday, which was only about $.50 more than the Wilton for vanilla. It smells good, but haven't worked with it yet either. I'll probably mess around with the Satin Ice in the next week or so, but I'm afraid to open the Wilton until I'm ready to use it. I don't know how it will keep. Can anybody help me with that?


MrsMissey Posted 29 Sep 2005 , 8:13pm
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Ali...just wrap it really tight in saran and then put in a zipper bag, squeeze out the air and it will last for months!

thecakemaker Posted 29 Sep 2005 , 8:14pm
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as long as you keep it wrapped in plastic and in an airtight container it will keep for some time. I keep scraps for use on later projects and it lasts for many months


krissy_kze Posted 29 Sep 2005 , 9:05pm
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Do you know if the Satin Ice has gelatin in it?

alimonkey Posted 30 Sep 2005 , 4:21am
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Cool. Maybe I'll play with it some next week. I also decided to go ahead and sign up for the Wilton Class III starting next week, so will definitely have a chance to work with fondant then.

Krissy-just checked the tub. No gelatin, and all ingredients look to be vegetarian/Kosher friendly.


krissy_kze Posted 30 Sep 2005 , 12:11pm
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Thanks for checking Ali!!

thecakemaker Posted 30 Sep 2005 , 12:33pm
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It is kosher


vicky Posted 3 Oct 2005 , 6:58pm
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Wilton fondant is horrible, hard to work with and it tastes horrible. Satin Ice is wonderful, great to work with, smells wonderful and easy/fun to work with. Good Luck!
Vicky, MO

traci Posted 3 Oct 2005 , 7:18pm
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Hi. I was wondering if Satin Ice fondant can be put in the icebox???? I am more interested in making decorations out of it and frosting my cakes in buttercream. On that note...I would not want my decorations to become all slimey from the icebox. Is there any brand of fondant that works good in the icebox??? I am just not comfortable leaving my cakes out...it is too hot and humid here in Houston!!! Thanks for any advice!!! icon_smile.gif

thecakemaker Posted 3 Oct 2005 , 7:22pm
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Traci ~ I make my bows out of Satin Ice fondant and leave them out to dry. I keep them in a box to keep them dust free but do not refrigerate or freeze them.

http://satinfinefoods.com/handling.shtml If you go to this link - it says to box or cover your cakes to be frozen. Fondant should be stored at room temperatue in an air tight container.

I have Satin Ice that is going on a year old that is still great that's been simply kept in a lidded container.


traci Posted 3 Oct 2005 , 7:30pm
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Cakemaker...so the best thing to do is assemble fondant decorations before the cake is delivered and NOT put them in the icebox??? I really love the look of fondant but get very stressed about my buttercream spoiling if I leave it out!

thecakemaker Posted 3 Oct 2005 , 7:35pm
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That's what I would do. If you're icing in buttercream just ice and refrigerate. You can place the fondant decorations on the cake prior to delivery. Fondant is sugar and condensation from refrigeration can melt it.

Good Luck!

You can also go to the satinfinefood website and e-mail them from there. They're very good about getting back to you to answer any questions you might have.

traci Posted 3 Oct 2005 , 7:40pm
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Thanks so much for your input! I will be ordering some satin ice soon. I have tried Wilton and just could not stand the taste of it.

adven68 Posted 3 Oct 2005 , 7:41pm
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I think I will email them because they say "The finished cake may be refrigerated or frozen once covered. "

I find that to be contrary to everything I ever heard about fondant. Maybe they know something we don't?

I'll let you know what they tell me.

thecakemaker Posted 3 Oct 2005 , 7:49pm
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Let us know what you find out.

Boxing a fondant wrapped cake keeps the condensation from forming on the cake when you take it out of the refrigerator. I just don't like to chance it. When I made my son's birthday cake (Kirby riding the Warp Star in my gallery) I had a condensation problem with the fondant. The fondant began to melt. It got shiny and tacky and began to thin. I put fans on it to dry the condensation and it turned out fine but I won't take that chance again.


TamiAZ Posted 3 Oct 2005 , 8:29pm
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I use Satin Ice exclusively and refridgerate all my cakes with no problems.. icon_lol.gif I don't like leaving my cakes sitting out and I prefer them to be chilled when I deliver. I've never had a problem with condensation... thumbs_up.gif

thecakemaker Posted 3 Oct 2005 , 8:33pm
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That's good to know. Do you box them before refrigerating them?


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