Quick! Can You Flavor Wilton Fondant?

Decorating By dance2874 Updated 29 Nov 2008 , 2:12am by kandu001

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dance2874 Posted 20 Nov 2008 , 2:09pm
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I have to leave in about 40 minutes and will be going past the local cake store and I am not sure if I should get new fondant. I have a box of the wilton stuff here, which is easy to work with but tastes awful. Is there a way to make it taste better? I can buy satin ice at the local cake place but if I am going to do it I need to do it this morning, or make another trip there tomorrow...wasting time and gas. I am baking and decorating tomorrow and Saturday- and of course I think of this now.

I would just hate to buy more if I can use what I have and make it work. The party is for DD's birthday but there will be tons of people there so I want a great cake.


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leah_s Posted 20 Nov 2008 , 2:12pm
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No you really can't do much of anything with the taste of W fondant. Best to use it for a dummy cake or for just a few small decorations on a cake.

SatinIce = yum.

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kakedecorator Posted 20 Nov 2008 , 2:20pm
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Wilton says you can add flavor to it but I have found nothing helps improve the taste of Wilton fondant. Buy the good stuff, Satin Ice or FondX.

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dance2874 Posted 20 Nov 2008 , 2:30pm
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Thanks! I had a feeling that was the answer. I will just use what I have for some of the decorations people wont be eating and buy the good stuff to cover the cakes with.

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KathysCC Posted 20 Nov 2008 , 2:31pm
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If you do try to flavor the Wilton you should use flavor oils, not liquid flavoring. I've used almond or cherry in the past without much success. You just can't get rid of that dry plasic taste of Wilton.

I say, go with the Satin Ice and save your Wilton for fondant figures. It works better for figures since it is drier.

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kandu001 Posted 29 Nov 2008 , 2:12am
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Unfortunately, no! No matter what you do to the yucky Wilton fondant, it just tastes discusting! Your best bet is to try making your own fondant, or many people say that they like Satin Ice. If you want to make your own, I make white chocolate. Here's the link to the recipe I use and everyone LOVES it!


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