Flavoring Wilton Fondant

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Normita Posted 18 Feb 2009 , 2:59am
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Since everyone already knows the Wilton fondant tastes horrible!! Just wanted to know if I can add some flavoring to it to make the taste somewhat better. Can I add just regualr wilton vanilla extract or does it have to be a special flavoring???

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Ballymena Posted 18 Feb 2009 , 4:17am
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Any regular clear extract. Flavored oils work well because they add less moisture.

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tallgood Posted 18 Feb 2009 , 4:43am
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I'd like to know too! Will the Lorann flavorings work in the Wilton fondant? I haven't quite gotten up the courage to try to make my own fondant yet.

That and my DH keeps getting into the new bags of marshmallows to snack on...the stinker!

Thanks...you CC's are my cake heros!

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Carlachef Posted 18 Feb 2009 , 4:52am
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Forget Wilton's Fondant. Only use it for making accessories. Order Satin Ice from Global Sugar Art or make MMF from a recipe on thsi site. You can try and try but you'll never never get rid of that taste.

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december13ph Posted 18 Feb 2009 , 5:11am
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I just recently tried adding flavors on my Wilton Fondant. What you said about some people not liking the taste of the Wilton Fondant led me to add a mint-liquid flavored syrup that you can buy at the store. Some say it tastes like 'mentos' candy. "Oh well" at least It changed the taste a little bit, "lols". Maybe next time I'll try Lemon flavoring on it.

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tallgood Posted 18 Feb 2009 , 5:13am
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Thanks Carlachef!

I won a small 2# tub of the Satin Ice on ebay just to test. Haven't tried it yet. Next cake tho.

Can I flavor it with the Lorann, and if so, how much should I use or start out with?

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dhccster Posted 18 Feb 2009 , 5:16am
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I just asked this same question last week. Here is the link:


It was very interesting..... some said to add Kool-Aid. I didn't do this yet (because I didn't have any) but I am wanting to try it.

Good luck!

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tallgood Posted 18 Feb 2009 , 5:29am
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hsterling...I just checked out the other thread you mentioned and learned alot. Will try the combo of SI and Wilton next time. I kinda like the Wilton, but have never tried any other (newbie that I am).

Last week I made a spice cake, covered it in buttercream, then fondant. After eating a piece of cake, I tried the fondant and the spice and buttercream flavor were sucked into the fondant and it was quite good.

Guess I'm going to learn tidbits of all kinds here on CC.

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Normita Posted 21 Feb 2009 , 5:20am
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Thanks everyone for your comments!!! I am sooooo new to this, that I did not know how to check if I had replies icon_confused.gif have also worked with both satin ice and mmf...and they both taste really good and that is what I will use from now on. I am taking the wilton fondant and gumpaste course and I didnt want to use my "good" (satin ice) fondant on a cake that I was just practicing on. And I also did not have time to make MMF. Everyone thanks again icon_smile.gif

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tallgood Posted 21 Feb 2009 , 9:22am
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That spice cake I made with the fondant was for the same class. DH and I don't usually like the fondant, so when I got home, I carefully took the fondant off the cake. That is when I tasted the spicy fondat.

I then used the buttercream left over from the crumbcoat to ice the cake as usual.

Got the cake for the class, AND then had it the way we eat it.

More practice out of the same cake too..WOO HOO!

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kandu001 Posted 21 Feb 2009 , 11:34pm
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I'm sorry, but no matter what you don, there's no hope for Wilton's fondant. If you have time to wait for delivery, order Satin Ice, if not, make MMF, which is super easy and yummy.

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dmich Posted 21 Feb 2009 , 11:50pm
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I have to agree with kandu - there is no way I can eat Wilton fondant. I can barely smell it without gagging. I just tried Michelle Foster's fondant for the first time and am really pleased with it. I have used MMF in the past too and have had some success, though at times I find it too soft, particularly for cutting out fondant accent pieces.

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kandu001 Posted 22 Feb 2009 , 2:43am
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Actually, the funny thing is that I use Wilton fondant for creating fondant bows and accents that I want to dry hard as a rock, because it does....but I'm just like dmich, if I even smell Wilton fondant, I start gagging!

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Lori00 Posted 26 May 2013 , 3:55pm
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I am not a super fan of fondant but my grand daughter loves it!  I don't see why some people say wilton's fondant is horrible because it is not.  It is not the best quality fondant on the market but it is not the worse either.  I think it is a matter of preference and taste but I do find if you flavor it, it tastes a little better.  I am making a cake for my grand daughter today and she wants it covered in fondant which is going to make everyone gag but I am going to flavor it strawberry by using strawberry kool-aid and will report the reaction.  lol The cake will be strawberry too. 

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TsSweetcreations Posted 22 Oct 2016 , 8:54am
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I have made my iwn mmf for years. It us totally awesome for cutting out or making decorations (and it will hardern as a matter of fact), but to cover a cake u find it to be too hard to work with. 

I want to make my ownregular fondant, but nothing i have found will explain how much it makes to cover certain size cakes. 

Ive also been doung research and evidentally you can make fondant out of a lot of things...but again no anounts to cover what size cakes. I could irder satin ice but it will cost me over $150 to deliver!!!!! So, again idk what to do :(

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