I was thinking of ordering it but wanted to know your take on it. Does it taste ok? Is is easy to work with? I have always made my own fondont but dont like the mess.
This is the only brand I use. It's easy to work with, sometimes the colored ones are bit sticky compared to white but nothing you can't work with or use a bit of PS. It has a llight vanilla taste and they just put out a buttercream flavor, but I have not tasted it yet. Also it is affordable compared to some of the other brands. Hope this helps!
I also like it very much but from what I've seen on here picking a fondant that is good for "you" is a matter of taste (and trial) get a small size of a few brands to see which suits you.
It does taste good and is good to cover a cake with but I had a hard time making flowers out of it (I have only used red). They dried rather quickly and were quite crumbly, I may have done something wrong to it though.
For colors, SI can't be beat.
However, there are starting to be quite a few complaints on the regular white. Search these Forums for details.
To make flowers you need to add tylose or CMC.
For me, it's an okay brand. I'm not a huge fan of the consistency. I do like their Dark Chocolate though.
I recently used the black SI, but I had a hard time working with it. It seemed too soft when I wanted to pinch the ends for my bow loops & kept falling apart. I'm new to it, so I'm sure I was doing something wrong, so I'll keep trying to work with it. I liked the idea of just getting black fondant instead of trying to create it with regular fondant.
Hope it works for you!
Tina, straight fondant isn't really all that good for making bows. You'll need to mix it with some gumpaste or add tylose/CMC to the fondant.
I've read that about the gumpast and was a bit confused. I've seen that you are supposed to do 50/50, right? I didn't do that with the black SI because I thought the white gumpaste would turn the black SI grey. Will this happen?
Soooo many things still to learn!
I've stopped using it. Too many problems with it now.
I like it but I haven't gotten any new in a while. Is there a new formula?
The SI rep has posted on here saying they had a problem with some of their equipment that affected a small number of batches. But there have been a lot of threads lately about the large number of people having problems with it. That company line doesn't work for me.
I can't afford (literally) to have to problems with it. I'm switching over to either Fonderiffic or Fondx. I have 2 huge wedding cakes and a number of smaller orders coming up.
I've been using PettinIce lately and like it. I used it years ago and switched over to Satin. I also use Fondx and like that too. Fondarific is sooo $$$ it's not even on the list.