Satin Ice Vs Mmf

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my3girlz Posted 13 Aug 2010 , 7:46pm
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I am sure this has been asked before but I have searched the forum and I get overwhelmed. I make my own MMF and its really good. I am told "store bought" fondant is gross. I have heard some good thinsg about Satin ice though . . . can anyone tell me what they think of the taste compared to MMF???? I appreciatel your help. I have a wedding cake to do for my cousin and it would save me a TON of time if I was able to simply use Satin Ice.

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careylynn Posted 13 Aug 2010 , 8:00pm
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Satin Ice and MMF are very similar in taste, in my opinion. The texture is a little different. MMF is more pliable, definitely. I prefer Satin Ice over MMF or MFF. Its easier to work with. Well, at least I think it is icon_smile.gif Remember, if taste is the issue for you, you can always add flavorings to the store bought fondant too! HTH.

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Jenala87 Posted 13 Aug 2010 , 8:00pm
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I always use satin ice. I think it tastes pretty good it is nothing like the disgusting wilton stuff. They now have a buttercream flavor that I would like to try as I usually use the plain which has a marshmallow-like taste. I had problems a lot with mmf being temperamental and being in a panic having to remake and then I was behind schedule needing to wait to use it. The satin ice always rolls out nicely for me and isn't as affected when it is humid.

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jamiekwebb Posted 13 Aug 2010 , 8:04pm
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As far as taste wise it isn't bad at all. I actually tastes pretty good, I personally prefer MMF but SI is good too. I don't like using it to cover cakes though, it may be me but I have had terrible luck covering cakes with it. It makes great roses and other stuff but I find it tears easily. I get better results using MMf to cover with.

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KJ62798 Posted 13 Aug 2010 , 8:11pm
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I use SI to cover cakes. It seems more reliable to me than MMF. The taste is good and it is very easy to work with it. If you have a large cake to do, SI would likely save you a lot of time.

I probably haven't mastered the making of MMF but I can never seem to get to roll out as smooth as I can the SI.


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dm321 Posted 13 Aug 2010 , 8:21pm
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I've never tried to make my own fondant - partially because I do like Satin Ice so much. Additionally, the thought of having to make fondant on top of everything else involved in creating a cake stresses me out. For me, the convenience of using ready-made fondant greatly outweighs the cost. It's worth every penny!

I normally use the Vanilla flavored SI and I really like it. I ordered some of the Buttercream flavor, but havent used it on a cake yet. (I just tasted it and its yummy!)

Good Luck!


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metria Posted 13 Aug 2010 , 8:23pm
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I can tell the taste difference, but I bet most non-cakers cannot. I recently did a cake for work where I covered it with home-made fondant, but had a large accent with green Satin Ice on top. I thought my slice tasted fine until I bit down on some of that green ... just about barfed ... not really, I exaggerate, but yechh, I can definitely tell. honestly, it's not actually gross, but I think home-made tastes much better. You can control the flavors (add some white chocolate, or some LorAnn emulsions). You can even mix the Satin Ice with home-made stuff and get a little bit of both worlds.

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khoudek Posted 15 Aug 2010 , 2:31am
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I use both, and often times mix the two. As others have stated they have similar tastes.

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xstitcher Posted 15 Aug 2010 , 5:04am
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Maybe they were referring to Wilton's fondant. That stuff just tastes nasty! icon_lol.gif

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soph917 Posted 15 Aug 2010 , 5:30am
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I don't care much for the taste of SI, although I wouldn't say it is bad. Personally I think MMF tastes better, but then again I'm sure SI would taste good with flavor added to it. Maybe I have only tasted the vanilla. Since I have been using fondant I have only used MMF. I worked at a bakery a while back and we only used SI. But this thread had me curious, how long does it take you to make a batch of MMF? It really only takes me about 10-15 minutes to make.

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teaparty Posted 16 Aug 2010 , 4:26am
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I use Satin Ice only for red and black, the rest of the time I use MMF. I prefer the taste of MMF because for some reason SI seems to have a very faint licorice taste that I'm not that fond of. The nice thing about MMF is that you can customize the flavour, sometime I use Creme Bouquet, other times vanilla and almond, etc. A batch generally takes me about 10-15 min. to make and yields about 23 oz. (Rhonda's Ultimate MMF Recipe) HTH

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