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post #16 of 37
Fondant is so popular because most of the time, it looks so much prettier than buttercream. Even the simplest cake looks classier when it's covered in fondant. Here in Miami, for the most part fondant rules. I work exclusivly with fondant and always get rave reviews. No, if the only fondant you've used is Wilton's, I understand your disgust. There was a whole post here last week about how terrible it is. Now, if you want something a million times better, there's Satin Ice and my personal favorite is "Pettinice" Rolled Fondant by Bakels. "It's considered one of the finest rolled fondants. Imported from New Zealand, "Pettinice" yields consistent superior results, ease of use and delicious flavor".
I took that quote from the net, and it's so true. Even people who don't usually like fondant, try it and tell me it's good icon_smile.gif
Also know, that I for example, like fondant, but don't always eat it b/c it does contain a lot of sugar. I use it on all my cakes though, b/c it make look so nice and classy. Think of it like, why wear make-up? You wear it b/c you like it and want to look nice and presentable (well, most people do). Fondant is in my humble opinion, the best "make-up" for cakes. The possiblities are endless. . . Good luck everyone and please, pretty please, don't use that nasty Wilton fondant and don't feed the left overs to the dog - poor thing doesn't deserve that either! icon_lol.gif
post #17 of 37
I use a mixture of part SatinIce, part white chocolate fondant (like ChocoPan). It tastes much better than the Wilton crud.
post #18 of 37
I use the Satin Ice also. Sometimes I mix it with white chocolate or chocolate buttercream for a change. You will still get some that don't like fondant no mater what you try just because of the texture. There are also people out there that just love buttercream! My son likes the mmf too - I just thought it tasted too much like powdered sugar.

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post #19 of 37
alengirl do you have a website that sells pettinice rolled fondant by bakels? and is it expensive?
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post #20 of 37
hi i found that product at www.cakesbysam.com under fondant

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post #21 of 37
My daughter has started decorating cakes and has used the fondant. Personally, I don't like it. Most all new books are filled with it and I see so many cakes on here using it. I think that it looks too formal and I always think that it doesn't look appetizing. I stick with the buttercream. Maybe if I tried the Satin Ice I would like it. Think I will just stay in the Dark Ages--my grandkids like the buttercream! icon_biggrin.gif
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post #22 of 37
I order mine from Pfeil & Holing: http://www.cakedecostore.com/
post #23 of 37
Oh, thank you. I tried Wilton's for some characters and it was awful..thank you.
post #24 of 37
Looks like I'm going to be making a trip to the cake shop to find a fondant alternative. I've never hear of Satin Ice or the one from New Zealand.

Although I don't care for the taste or texture of Wilton's, I love working with it! It's like Playedough with a purpose! lol!! So much fun!

I've also tried the "faux fondant" here on cc with great results!

Lisa
post #25 of 37
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It's like Playedough with a purpose! icon_lol.gif

That's exactly what I thought. I just didnt like the taste. Now that I am hearing of these alternatives tho, I suppose it definitely won't hurt to investigate them at some point. I do like the looks you can achieve-the one cake on Sam's site is absolutely gorgeous! The pink sparkly wedding cake, which I am guessing absolutely has to be fondant. The one that is 1E here:
http://www.cakesbysam.com/IMAGEgallery1.htm

I do a lot of entertaining and so forth at the holidays. And if I could achieve something like this in white with snowflakes instead of pearls, or in red/green (if the lustre or pearl dust comes in those colors?) that people would actually eat, even if I didnt tier or stack it, that would be awesome. I am guessing the scroll work is all a mat or mold. Then again even if they didnt eat it, it would be a striking centerpiece.
post #26 of 37
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Originally Posted by MichelleG

alengirl do you have a website that sells pettinice rolled fondant by bakels? and is it expensive?



MichelleG,
I buy my fondant at a great supply store here in Miami.
The 15 lbs tub costs $28.99.
I've seen it about 20-30 dollars more expensive on the web, so do your shopping carefully and try to find the best deal. Also, remember to check shipping rates.

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post #27 of 37
You are all so funny!! I;m laughing so hard reading all your responses....
But, Yes Fondant is NASTY..I dont like it but I LOOVVEEE the way it looks...very classy like allengirl said.

I'm gonna try that pettinice fondant your raving about! Thanks for the info!
post #28 of 37
Hi all-I've not seen rolled buttercream mentioned. We like the flavor. You can get the book from Winbeckler.com
post #29 of 37
Another alternative, I've heard, is marzipan. I have not tried it to cover a cake, but personally, I could eat my weight in it. Tone73 did an awesome cake covered in marzipan. Take a look if you get a chance. She put it over buttercream just like you would do fondant.

Just a thought.
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post #30 of 37
alengirl, thank you for the information, I can't wait to get some. icon_biggrin.gif
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