Marshmallow Vs Satin Ice Fondant

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Queenie4574 Posted 18 Jun 2009 , 9:56pm
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Okay..I am making a fondant cake and hae used satin ice fondant before. I think MMF looks much more affordable. After looking at countless it me or does MMF look shiny? I don't think I would like to try if it is. Also it seems like it would be terribly sweet. Suggestions or comments?

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mkolmar Posted 19 Jun 2009 , 3:29am
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I prefer Michele Fosters Fondant. Easier to work with and tastes not nearly as sweet as MMF, also a heck of a lot easier to make too.

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Queenie4574 Posted 19 Jun 2009 , 7:57pm
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Thanks for the advice. I will try it out! icon_smile.gif

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BitsnBites Posted 19 Jun 2009 , 8:25pm
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I also prefer Michele Fosters. It tastes soo good. I tried making MMF and it was like biting into stale marshmallows, just too sweet. Plus in my opinion, it was a pain to work with. Michele's has a great texture, similar to wilton's.

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ASimpleBaker Posted 19 Jun 2009 , 8:55pm
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MM..I made the minnie princess cake with both. I have to say, I was not thrilled with the Satin Ice. It was far less forgiving then the MMF, and sooooo much more expensive. It ripped and it looked worse then my MMF does. icon_mad.gif The only reason I had gone with it, was that I did not want to wrangle making the bright red color. And Satin ice tastes just like MMF, so it did not pay to pay so much for it.

I have made my MMF shiny, but normally it is not. And I use lorain oils and have made a myriad of flavors. My Roomates favorite flavor is bavarian cream. My daughter's is orange or lemon. It is infitnitly cheaper to make MMF then purchase Satin Ice. It used to be hit or miss on the MMF for me until I started making it the night before and letting it sit over night in an airtight container to rest.

Just my 2 cents! icon_biggrin.gif

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Queenie4574 Posted 19 Jun 2009 , 9:12pm
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Thanks simple baker! I hadn't realized that it taste the same! I will try fosters MMF ... hope for the best!

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Bellatheball Posted 19 Jun 2009 , 9:25pm
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Lots of different opinions on this board about fondant. icon_smile.gif I just tried Satin Ice for the first time last night and LOVED it. It rolled out really nicely and was great for making little figures. I made MMF a few times before it blew up my KA (so don't mix it in there!). It tasted great but ripped too much for me.

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cylstrial Posted 19 Jun 2009 , 9:48pm
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I love Satin Ice! I think it tastes delicious and it's pretty easy to work with. You just have to roll it out thick. Here's a tip though - Blakescakes suggests that you use 2/3 Satin Ice and 1/3 Wilton fondant.

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CakeMommyTX Posted 20 Jun 2009 , 12:21am
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MMF will get shiny if you use Crsico to roll it out, I use conrstarch unless I want it to be shiny.
I've used Satin Ice and I have to say I prefer MMF, I prefer the flavor and texture, the SI was too soft for me and it tasted "storebought" .
But with that said MMF is what works for me but others have had success with SI and MFF, so it all boils down to a personal taste and what works best for you.

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Queenie4574 Posted 20 Jun 2009 , 12:49am
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thanks again for all the comments. I guess I will have to do a couple practice trys before venturing out with my friends baby shower cake. Thanks! I will try Blakescakes suggestion. I always assumed Wilton fondant was the worse to work with but I guess if it is mixed it might work better.

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sugarlover Posted 20 Jun 2009 , 1:06am
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where can i find the michele fosters recipe. I love satin ice but some of you stated it's expensive and that doesn't include the shipping itself.

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