Does Anyone In The Los Angeles Know Where To Get Fondarific

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ayerim979 Posted 28 Jan 2010 , 8:15am
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I want to know if anyone in here can please tell me where I can purchase Fondarific Fondant?

Besides GlobalArt and the Fondarific Website.

I need some to decorate my babys Bday cake but if I order online it won't be here by the 29th of Jan. And I definately cannot afford 2day or next day shipping.

I could also try Satin Ice but my last experience was not a good one, it kept cracking on me icon_cry.gif So I did want to stay away frm it. (no offence to all of you Satin Ice lovers I just didnt know how to work with it)

I know I should be making my own MMF but I dont have all the resources here to make it. Mixer , microwave etc.

If anyone can help I will be very appreciative.

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ayerim979 Posted 28 Jan 2010 , 5:31pm
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BlakesCakes Posted 28 Jan 2010 , 10:09pm
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f o n d a n t s o u r c (take out the spaces) carries it. Use the code cakecentral at checkout for a 10% discount.

Great company. Ships Quickly.

Good luck.

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ceshell Posted 28 Jan 2010 , 10:15pm
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I haven't actually come across it here (not that I've looked). Have you called around? I know that Surfas in Culver City stocks Pettinice, perhaps they have Fondarific (or perhaps you could try your luck with Pettinice). I'd also call NY Cake on Pico, they have TONS of stuff you can't find anywhere except online.

I'd be surprised if any of the other local cake shops have it I must admit. It seems like such a specialty item to me. Keep us posted if you track any down!

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ayerim979 Posted 29 Jan 2010 , 12:26am
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Thank you ladies.

I drove to Glorias cake supply in Culver City. They have a decent size supply store and there prices are pretty good as well.

They do carry fondarific and also pettinice. So I was a little exited about that.

12453 Washington Blvd.

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ceshell Posted 29 Jan 2010 , 7:24am
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I hate their prices icon_sad.gif but they do have a lot of stuff. And you found Fondarific there! Good to know!

I was floored at the stuff @ NY Cake though. I've never seen PME cutters and gumpaste molds in an actual SHOP. There is another pretty good place, it's in Carson/Lomita "The Cake Palace" if you happen to be further south - more basic stuff like Gloria's and a little less $. (Oh wait I see ayerim is in Inland Empire, I don't know that it would be any closer for you) Gloria's carries Sweetex which is nice, but The Cake Palace carries Richs Whip N Ice (like Bettercreme but can't stay out as long).

Surfas doesn't have a ton of stuff (well wait they do...but they don't...more of their stuff is for baking than for decorating) but their prices are FANTASTIC. I highly recommend a field trip to anyone who hasn't been.

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ayerim979 Posted 29 Jan 2010 , 7:54am
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Thank you for all the great info. I live in Then Inlands but I spend all week down here in L.A so girl I really dont mind driving lol !!!

Im definately going to check out those other stores, but im gonna have to leave the loves of my life behing lol !!! I really want to invest in a square pan set, but still thinking of what to get (as far brand)

Does Surfas's carrie decent prices in pans?

Well once againg thank you.

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devorie Posted 29 Jan 2010 , 8:12am
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Surfas has great pricing. Like Ceshell said they are more for baking than for decorating so yes, you should find the square pans at a decent price. NY Cake also carries square pans but I did not look at their pricing. It is definitely worth a trip from Inland E. to check them out - their store is tiny compared to Surfas but has a lot more in the way of decorating.

Two other places that you may want to try - in OC - is Classic Cake on Valley View in Garden Grove. Great Shop - they will order anything that you want. Very helpful and sweet.

Orange Novelty Cake Supplies on MacArthur in Costa Mesa - also really nice and helpful. They have every imaginable cupcake holder that you would possibly want. She also carries lots of packaging supplies.


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devorie Posted 29 Jan 2010 , 8:13am
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Ceshell, thanks for the tip on The Cake Palace - I will definitely check them out!

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ceshell Posted 29 Jan 2010 , 9:34am
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I agree - for pans I would definitely go to Surfas, not one of the cake shops. And then while I was there I would pick up some gourmet dutch-process cocoa...some Americolors and luster dusts for cheap (they have a pretty small selection though), some Callebaut choc. chips...then wander over to the gourmet cooking section and get some fancy jam, olive oil, specialty flour...etc.etc...

Leave the kids behind! That place is like Disneyland for cooks, you will want to FOCUS FOCUS lol. I never actually buy any of the other stuff btw (no disposable income) but it is sooooo much fun window-shopping there.

devorie, Cake Palace is a small shop but there really aren't a lot of actual cake shops around so every one counts! As I mentioned, the trip is worth it for the Rich's alone. I can't get my hands on that stuff anywhere and although it's not the more shelf-stable Bettercreme, it is still excellent in cakes and that says a lot coming from me, because I am an all-natural from-scratch snob LOL (I don't think there is a single natural ingredient in it). It can be used the same way as any application for Bettercreme (see the Melvira thread for 100's of ideas), but it can only stay out of the fridge for a few hours. I mixed it with peanut butter and put it in a dark chocolate cake, and OMG TO DIE FOR.

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devorie Posted 29 Jan 2010 , 10:09am
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Thanks I'll definitely check it out. I tend to keep away from Surfas simply because I can't afford it. I get all these great ideas in my head when I'm there and then I go online trying to find it for cheaper and I can't stop thinking about the things I didn't buy and the possibilities of what I can do if I did buy those things....yada yada. I'm sure you get my drift icon_smile.gif. Where in SoCal are you?

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misabel99 Posted 29 Jan 2010 , 10:32am
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There is another store Calico Cake Shop it has almost the same prices as the Cake Palace but CCS has more stuff like the mold pearls, merckens chocolat,pettinice,airbrushes an so on.

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devorie Posted 29 Jan 2010 , 4:04pm
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I've been to Calico. The staff were outright rude - I needed something from a high shelf and when I asked for help getting it down, I was told "can't you see that we are busy?" I WAS THE ONLY CUSTOMER IN THE STORE icon_eek.gificon_surprised.gif !!!! I don't care how busy you are with business things, but when a customer comes in and asks for help with items that are on a high shelf (I'm 5'4, the shelf was right under the ceiling above the windows) you stop what you're doing and help your customer. Had I not been so desperate for the items that I bought (30 styrofoam cake dummies) I would not have bought it there.

I hope to never have to walk into that store again!

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ceshell Posted 30 Jan 2010 , 12:41am
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Yikes! That sounds like an awful experience. I just looked them up and they are in Buena Park so there's little risk of me ending up there (I'm in the South Bay.) Anyone else near the S. Bay can pick up colors and Lorann oils and pans+stuff at Cookin Stuff in Torrance/Redondo. It's not a cake shop but they do have a rather large baking aisle, including a great assortment of pans (including ML) and tons of cookie cutters.

I hear ya on Surfas but their prices (for most stuff) are quite low. Still, I usually just go in there to dream, and then I come out with a bottle of gel just so I can say i made a purchase icon_rolleyes.gif

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adree313 Posted 30 Jan 2010 , 12:56am
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I'm glad I opened this thread! I'm originally from Pismo Beach, transplanted to Fullerton for college, and now I'm in Idaho. I'm going back to OC for a Disneyland vacation so hopefully I'll get to stop by at some of these places. Thanks everyone!

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ayerim979 Posted 30 Jan 2010 , 1:16am
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you ladies have definately made me want to have alot of money to go shopping lol !!!

Im having a little bday party for my little one so I really dont want to spend alot . Im gonna stick to my round pans icon_lol.gif

But for sure I will let you know of my experiences of these wonderful (sounding) stores.

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davespeg Posted 30 Jan 2010 , 1:16am
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Hi all you SoCal bakers
Since we are cake decorating supplies challenged up here in the Victor Valley, I make the "triangle" when I go down the hill.
Sweet Merchantile in Upland
Cooper's in Fontana
California Cake and Candy Supply in Redlands: This one has 3 large rooms with one dedicated to wedding cake supples. OMG is it almost overwhelming. They will order and ship if they don't have what you want.
All three know there stuff and really helpful.
Coopers is really small but stocked to the rafters.
Have fun.
Guess I'll have to make a trip to Culver City, but how I hate the 405 icon_cry.gif

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davespeg Posted 30 Jan 2010 , 1:19am
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Where is Cookin' Stuff. I'm in Torrance all the time. icon_cool.gif


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ceshell Posted 30 Jan 2010 , 1:25am
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Cookin' Stuff is at the corner of Sepulveda Blvd and Palos Verdes Blvd. (22217 Palos Verdes Blvd) - this area is borderline Redondo Beach. Here's their website It's kind of like a Bed, Bath and Beyond of JUST cooking related items.

If you time it right, the 405 to Surfas won't be too bad icon_biggrin.gif

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davespeg Posted 30 Jan 2010 , 1:51am
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Ceshell (I spelled it right this time icon_wink.gif )
Thanks for the address and directions. Good thing the retirement check comes on Monday, as I'll be there Tuesday.

BTW, is Surfas opened at midnight? That's the only time the freeway is bearable. icon_surprised.gif

Thanks again

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Christina222 Posted 30 Jan 2010 , 1:56am
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I know they also carry Bettercreme at A&J Cake & Candy in Glendora. I was a the California Cake Club meeting there a couple weeks ago and she mentioned it specifically because she doesn't like pastry pride and so stocks it and it's a pain to get but she does because she knows people love it. I was actually thinking of driving out there to get some (I'm in the San Fernando Valley) because I didn't think to get some while I was there. She also has a huge selection of chocolate molds.

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davespeg Posted 30 Jan 2010 , 2:14am
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Thanks for the info regarding A&J. That's even closer than going to Redlands. I'll be paying them a visit next week.
Did you know that Rich's produces icing and toppings in Claremont??? I might swing by if I have time, to see if they sell to the public. I'll post here to let the locals know.

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devorie Posted 2 Feb 2010 , 5:31am
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Not to make anyone jealous, but I was in NY Cake today!! I'm always in a great mood after a trip there? They did tell me that they plan to start offering classes which I am really excited to take! I would like to check out the stores in Culver City & Redondo - I'm hoping to make it there next week!

For those of you dissing "my" ( icon_lol.gif ) 405, it's really not all that bad. I had to be on the 405, 710, 10 and 110 today and the 405 had no traffic (as opposed to the 110 which was bumper to bumper and the 710 which was stop and go truckers & all) - this was at 11 am going north and 2:30 pm going south. You just need to know when to go in what direction, and you must have someone in the car with you so that you can do carpool. HTH

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ayerim979 Posted 3 Feb 2010 , 9:40pm
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Well ladies I had not came back to see this post and yes I live 2 blocks from coopers in Fontana and it is a tiny little store but wow they have a little of everything. I love it there .

And also the one in California Cake and Candy Supply in Redlands is awsome they do have a big selection of stuff there. I have the kiddos with me all the time and I usually have to take someone with me to stay in the car with them cause man (here I go complaining bout the loves of my life) they wont stay still.

But anyhow lets keep on baking ladies

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AngelFood4 Posted 4 Feb 2010 , 6:11pm
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Aside from the ones mentioned, there is also...

Pila's in Norco sells Fondarific as well as the Sweetex Hi Ratio Shortening. She has a great selection of Magic Line pans as well. She sells a buttercream too which is really good.

Christina, we sat next to eachother at the 3C's meeting at A&J in Glendora icon_smile.gif I bought the Vanilla Rich's Bettercream since noone around sells it (Stater Bros only sells the Rich's Chocolate and Frostin Pride). A&J has a great selection of pans and cake decorating supplies as well. She also sells premade sugar diamonds in various sizes that she keeps behind the register....I had to buy them there when I couldn't find a mold around or had time to order them online.

OC Novelty Cakes is very small. Twice I've made it up there and they were closed with no sign on the door. I was there during opening hours and not during lunch so now, I just call them each time before heading over there. Their selection is very limited. Alot of the plastic decorations the bakeries use, great selection of cake pans as well as character pans, cake boards & boxes. They sell Satin Ice only.

ABC Cakes in Orange. Great store with a great selection of everything you need.

I usually buy large boxes of chocolate from Classic Cakes and they have a good selection of chocolate molds, same with Calico Cake supply.

I have yet to try visiting the others mentioned. I'm always on a hunt for stores so thank you for all your suggestions.

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devorie Posted 4 Feb 2010 , 8:31pm
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There is also chef's toys in Fountain Valley. I've never been, but it's on my list of places to check out when I bored.

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mandymakescakes Posted 4 Feb 2010 , 9:48pm
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I'm firing my search engine. I had no idea there were so many supply stores in SoCal! Thank you all! I've been using OC Novelty by default because it's 3 miles from me, but their hours are inconvenient for people with 9-5 jobs, you can't (or couldn't for a while) take your purse inside, and their prices on everything except boxes and sprinkles are pretty high... $35 for 5# Black Vanilla Satin Ice, but I was desperate!

Looks like I'll be making a couple of field trips in the coming weeks... thanks again! icon_biggrin.gif

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AngelFood4 Posted 4 Feb 2010 , 10:10pm
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Originally Posted by devorie

There is also chef's toys in Fountain Valley. I've never been, but it's on my list of places to check out when I bored.

I've been to Chef's! A great place if you are looking for commercial equipment like the super large, floor standing mixer you see on Cake Boss, commercial ovens, fridges, etc. Great place for pans, storage containers, pots/pans, spatulas, etc. Barely anything in actual baking ingredients or cake decorating ingredients, but a great place to buy tools and all the gadgets your heart desires!

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pikle Posted 4 Feb 2010 , 10:11pm
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wow-- this is invaluable info! I typically stick with Pila's in Norco or Temecula-- small selection, but the buttercream is good and the staff is super helpful. Wendy will answer any question at any time!! (I've called her for help before icon_biggrin.gif)

but I am hunting for Ateco tips and some fondant cutters.. gonna have to make some trips icon_biggrin.gif

Thanks everyone!

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CakesByLJ Posted 4 Feb 2010 , 10:51pm
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The California Cake Club has a list of shops in California; you can go here to download the pdf file:

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