I signed it!! I also have e-mailed Wilton about their fondant in the past. Surprisingly I did not recieve a response. I hope that if enough people continue complaining that they will feel obligated to change their formula. If people stop buying it, they would be forced to change it or stop making it.
As others have said, just IGNORE the donations page, your signature has been recorded. You don't have to click "next" - just close the window or type in a new URL.
I signed but I hope I don't get tons of junk emails because of it. I also won't hold my breath that Wilton will change anything but what the heck, can't hurt.................unless my email box is full of junk mail.
I really did want to give my 3 cents worth and sign that petition.
I couln't because of the donation part, It's not that serious to me to give them my personal info
Here's my 3 cents worth if someone can get through without having to pay
fill free to sign me up.
PM me if you have to have my email address.
textTo whom it may concern,
Come on you guys, give us a break
I'm signing this petition because I would like to see Wilton or who ever makes the stuff. Change their fondant formula from one that taste so horrible, too one that has a good essence of flavor. Me myself I've only purchased it once and that was enough for me. Rather than too waste the money I spent on it , I let my kids use it like play dough clay . Now don't get me wrong at least it was good for something. (Good for something else other than human consumption). I think Wilton or who ever makes the stuff should take their fondant off the cake isle and put it in the pottery section.text
Signed and did not donated any money.
Somerset, I reviewed the signature list and you're on there. Thanks!
FYI, my Wilton instructor went to a Wilton training thingy in Houston, Tx. just a while ago and was informed by the higher up's at Wilton that they are in the process of changing the Wilton Fondant recipe now. I guess these things take time but it is in process according to folks at Wilton...so, let's hope for the best!!! thanks...Linda
I signed the petition. Frankly, I'm surpised anyone buys the stuff. I can understand Wilton students purchasing it for classes but after they've tasted it and gotten horrid reviews from family members eating their practice cakes, I wonder how Wilton makes enough profit to keep it in the product lines.
Well that's a great thing to hear I just have bad luck with big companies promising stuff and never coming thru with it. I haven't even worked with fondant yet because one it's a waste of my money if my neighbors dog won't even eat it and 2 I haven't had to as of yet because all of my customers hate the taste lol.
I don't have a KA so I'm affraid to make MMF in my brand new not even out of the box yet Cook's mixer lol... So I'm hoping they will come thru and change the taste.
I know from watching "Unwrapped" on FoodTV that coming up with new flavors for things can be very time consuming and can take a long time but that's because they are coming up with very complex flavors for things like Ben & Jerry's ice cream lol... I think adding some kind of flavoring to the fondant should be sufficiant...
That brings me to a question... is it possible to add flavoring ourselves? I've read in forums before that you can dye it by kneeding it and so forth can't you add flavoring the same way?? Or has no one ever thought of that? lol
Thanks to all who have signed thus far and thanks for those who will sign afterwards.
I want to add a bit on the spam mail worries. I signed 2 days ago and used my personal/business email address and have NOT gotten a single junk mail that I don't normally get.
How do you know that if you don't donate, they don't count your signature? I get very leery of these websites. There are a lot of scams out there.
I totally agree with joining forces to make a change. I bet if we all write to Wilton directly, they'll listen. They may not change things right away, but at least they'll have to hear what we have to say and explain why they make the fondant the way they do.
I bet it has to do with "money".
I signed! (AND NO YOU DON'T HAVE TO DONATE)
I don't think the beginning baker should be turned off to fondant forever b/c they use that Wilton stuff. And it's really hard to get a customer to try GOOD fondant when you've "poisoned" their minds w/ the thought that the Wilton stuff is fondant.... it's just modeling sugar or something - but it tastes like crap. Structurally, I think it's good.
You can add melted chocolate to it (the candy melts), or you can add extracts like vanilla or almond - that'll help if it's truly the only thing you can get. I've just come to the realization that even though there's a cake store near me and a Michael's, they either don't carry any of the good stuff, or they carry it but they're all out. So I order everything online. It sucks, and it's really awful if you forgot something or have to do something last minute - but hey - thank God for the Internet! At least I have access to a place I can order fondant from.
I use Satin ice right now. I still think it smells like play-doh, but it tastes pretty good and is fairly easy to work with. I could never get MMF to work right - it was too thin or too stretchy or wouldn't hold up when I tried to model with it - I'm impressed by all of you who can do amazing things with it!
aoliveira hun if you return to the petition page and click where it says View Signatures at the top left corner you can go see if your name was put on there.
Again a simple reminder to everyone who is going to be signing... once you click submit it WILL take you to a page that asks for a donation, BUT it does say above that "YOUR SIGNATURE HAS BEEN RECORDED" so you do NOT have to donate to sign
293 signatures thus far!! Come on people! Let's get signing!!! http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/wiltons_fondant_tastes_nasty/index.html
Come on people! A lot of those signatures are repeats! If you belong to any other cake boards, post the link & instructions (I.E. You do NOT have to donate) on those boards as well!!!
We've got plenty of people here! Wilton is the only brand available nationwide at Michael's/ Hobby Lobby/ etc. We as consumers are helping them if they change the taste - their prices will skyrocket....
hmm maybe we should all purchase some Wilton stock if they decide to change the fondant......
Signatures Total: 295 =)
WooHoo!!! Yall are great!!! 302 signatures as of 7:54 PM!!! Keep up the great work CC'ers!!!
What are you doing using the word Yall? Are you a southerner?
I signed it too
I wrote to Wilton last year on this very subject - and it didn't cost me a dime! All we have to do is go to their website, to their contact page, and send them an e-mail. I did get the usual response, "we will give it to our marketing peopel"......but at least I felt like I was being heard. I won't even pay the $2 to sign this petition......who the heck is getting this money? And since when do you pay to sign a petition. Good idea, but you won't get the response you want because it is a paid service
.... I won't even pay the $2 to sign this petition......
What $2? I didnt' pay $2 when I signed it.
I did not have to donate any money to sign.
Someone here at CC, I'm sorry I don't remember who, created a great little petition for all of us here at CC to sign. It's main reason for being is to get Wilton Industries to change the taste of thier Fondant. We are such a large community here at CC and if we can accomplish anything it's getting 2000 signitures on this petition!!! There is an option to send to your friends and family to have them sign it as well so I say get everyone together that you know hates the taste of fondant and have them sign away!!! I signed it yesterday morning and NO ONE has signed it since I did... we need to get this out there and keep it active in the forums so come on people!!! SIGN SIGN SIGN!!!!
Thank you in advance everyone!!!
Edited to add: THIS PETITION IS FREE TO SIGN.
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To stop all the confustion regarding the petition "fee" donation, why don't you create a petition on petitiononline.com There is no confusing donation inquiry after signing the petition. I think alot of people are backing off from signing the petition after seeing this message. Petitiononline.com is also the same online petition that was signed by 4600 people to request Paris Hilton be sent to jail
I honestly think you'd get more signatures. Everyone I sent it to emailed back and said they were charging and backed off.
After you put your name in, it flips you to a page that automatically checks the $10 box, but you have option to go down to two. I received an e-mail saying my signature was on even thought I did not click all the way thru once I realized they wanted to charge (thru paypal). So far nothing has shown up on my paypal account.
Yeah, I signed too with no problem... but I have a feeling alot of people who don't see this thread will deter against signing it because of the message at the end. I have had to manually email 6 people that I sent it to , to explain that it won't charge. 4 of them are skeptical still ....
I am not a southerner lol but I am about as country as it gets for our area lol.
Also no you do NOT have to pay a cent! to sign this petition. Everyone I've had sign it hasn't paid anything and none of them even have a paypal account. I used the same email address asigned to my paypal account to sign the petition and it didn't charge me anything. Your signature is put on after you click sign or continue or what ever the button is, and then yes it does take you to a donation page but you do NOT have to click the donation button to continue you just close the window or navigate away from it.
Not bad 332 as of 8:20 p.m. on Saturday May 19, but it can be better. Keep them coming guys and gals.
340 Signatures as of 10:27 AM Sunday!!! Let's keep em comin yall!
I signed and I did not have to pay. When I finished signing a thing came up saying you have signed the petition but it was also associated with a paypal thing saying I owed $10, but I closed it and shecked. It was signed by me
Ok, can I make a point here. I think it's great what your doing. I haven't actually tasted this fondant, but I haven't heard one good thing about it. I have to disprove the theory that Wilton is doing badly because of their fondant sales. If that was the case, it would probably change. But we don't work for Wilton for the sales department, so we can't say they're doing badly. Take this scenario for example. Have any of you heard of the show Bake, Decoate, Celebrate? I haven't actually seen it yet (it's not coming on till the 30th), but on their website (and I'm sure the show too) they say to use Wilton pre packaged fondant. Put yourselves in the shoes of an amatuer home baker. You see this wonderful cake on TV. And all you have to do to make it is go buy this box of stuff, roll it out, and put it on your cake. Easy, right? You have no clue it tastes bad. You don't think of looking it up online. You just drive on down to your Michael's or AC Moore or Jo Ann and buy a box. You go home and bake the cake only to find out that it tastes horrible. You never buy it again. Now let's think. I don't know the ratings on this show, but say there are 1,000,000 home cooks watching that don't know about the taste of Wilton fondant. They each go out to the store to buy a $10 box of fondant. Do the math-
1,000,000 people X $10=
It doesn't matter if that's not all going into the pocket's of people at Wilton, that's still a lot of money! And many of those projects call for people to buy multiple boxes of fondant to make decoations! That's why I think Wilton doesn't care about changing the flavor of their fondant. They're still obviously making money!