I have been a loyal Satin Ice user despite having issues with it because it is the only fondant that I can buy locally at a reasonable price. I hate the bubbles that form after I cover a cold cake, and I hate the chemical smell. All of my cakes looked fantastic though despite those issues. I tend to preface any of my cakes with 'feel free to peel off the fondant - I won't be insulted'. I'm a hobbyist so I'm usually invited to the events that my cakes are at.
While at a cake show, I bought a tub of FondX. Smells ok and tastes better than Satin Ice. It is soft just out of the tub and much easier to knead. However, opening the @#$! tub is another story. Holy back strain, Batman! HATE the tub. H.A.T.E. Did I mention I hate it?
I used it on my son's carved ambulance cake (not in my gallery because it was embarrassingly badly done - carved cakes are not my forte and thank God he's only 4 and thought it was the most amazing thing ever). It went on smoothly and no issues in that regard.
Fast forward a few weeks later and I decided to use the remainder of the tub on my mother's Xmas cake (not in gallery yet because it's not completely finished). It was harder to knead which leads me to think that the tub didn't keep it as fresh as it could have (even though I still had trouble opening the blasted tub), and it dried out rather quickly while I was working it on the cake. Luckily, I was able to mask mostly everything with reindeer and Xmas trees given the cake design.
Anyone else work with both Satin Ice and FondX and prefer one to the other?