Another question here.... I have to order Fondant for a big wedding cake...7 tiers...what brand should I order...Satin Ice or Fondx???... And has anybody used fondx elite for accents...I need to make swags..what are the opinions...
For taste and workablity, definitely Fondx. I haven't had the Fondx dry out on me like the Satin Ice does. If having to add color, the Fondx seems to take the color better. I have not used the Elite at all so I can't help you there.
Hi sameera, I have only used Satin Ice, but for accents, so I don't have a lot of experience with any of them. But, here's an article that I got once from the craftsy blog that may be of additional help, once you start getting comments and opinions here. They do talk about how Satin Ice might not be good for someone with limited experience, and how it dries to a crisp shell. I'm assuming that you could work with Satin Ice, if you get to be a master at it.
I also think you should do yourself a big favor and have (just in case of disaster), ingredients to make fondant at home. There's a recipe that people swear by and that involves making the fondant, but mixing it with already-made fondant. You might not need it, but make sure you have it. It's peace of mind at a cheap price. Below is the "mixed" recipe (homemade + Wilton).
Definitely make your own! So much easier to work with!
I used to make my own but I don't bother anymore because If I have to work my butt off to make a tier upon tier upon tiers of cake, it's too much. I buy a 20lb bucket from Restaurant Depot for about $45. It's a good price in my opinion. They sell Satin Ice. Not the best, but I don't have to make it and it's the biggest amount I find locally without payment for shipping too. Do what works for you.
Well, yes, MInaBakes...I hope she doesn't have to make it, but I hope she still has stuff to make it in case something happens. It's a 7-tier cake, and she's already having problems with Satin Ice. I hope she got enough of whatever fondant she decided on. Wishing her lots of good luck.