My daughter's 1st bday is coming up Sat and I was thinking about buying some Duff fondant at Michaels. Has anyone used it, if so please tell me how it is as far as taste, texture, ease of use, etc. I usually make my own but I would not be able to get the colors I am looking for.
I have been using it for a while, and I think that it tastes really good for a store bought product. It is fairly soft and easy to roll out, I just used a little corn starch to keep it from sticking. The only thing that it is not good for is modeling, as it stays soft and will not harden up that much. Hope other have more info for you.
I have used the black fondant. It is a bit hard out of the bag. I put mine in the microwave for a few seconds to soften it up a bit. Once I got it rolled out, I noticed it was a stretchy fondant, so it was easy to work with. It does not dry like my satin ice does. There was a bit of shine with the black that I used. I hope this info helps.
I have used the black fondant. It is a bit hard out of the bag. I put mine in the microwave for a few seconds to soften it up a bit. Once I got it rolled out, I noticed it was a stretchy fondant, so it was easy to work with. It does not dry like my does. There was a bit of shine with the black that I used. I hope this info helps.
My experience was the same. I would note that the white fondant was ivory, not white. Be sure to print out a Michael's coupon to get a discount, because it is a little pricey. (Here it is $20 for 2 lbs.) HTH
I ditto both replies.
Thanks for the replies, yes I am going armed w/ Joann's and Michaels 50% coupons!
Also ditto all replies - I tried the red. Tastes a little different to me, but I've only tried serveral different recipes of MMF and Wilton. Someone in a different thread suggested refridgerating to harden, which helps. I wouldn't recommend for molding, but it did hold a gift bow ok for a cake I did this past weekend.
It's Fondarific repackaged to sell under his brand name - too expensive in my opinion to pay for his name (even with a coupon).
I agree with the price, I have never used it. The price was way to steep for what you get. Around here its about 20 bucks for 2 lbs too, you are basically paying for the name, not the product. If you want to buy fondant, go with the Wilton fondant at Michaels.
I agree with everyone else. Tastes & smells great but at least the batch I had was too soft for modeling and it did not
harden up. I don't think Duff's products are doing very good. I notices a few weeks ago that Walmart is no longer
carrying his stuff and they had a bunch of Duff products.
My understanding is that Duffs' is produced by Satin Ice.
So if we simply added gumtex wouldn't it harden up???
I tried Duff's brown.... it was hard, but a little nuke in the microwave...it was fine...Good to work with, easy to roll, Had a slab cut out for a book cover open to the air for 4 days....never got hard. held it shape for the cover but wouldn't use it for modeling.
.It tasted pretty good..little bit like chocolate. I would get the black, brown or red again...but with a coupon. (because shipping is so expensive. it's a wash and I don't have to wait to get it)..
I've never tried gumtex. When I added some gumpaste to to the red, it did mute the color some. As I wanted it very red without adding more coloring, I just set it aside to try later and used straight fondant.
I added Tylose powder. It still didn't firm up completely.
i agree with Kimmers971 that it reminds me a lot of Fondarific. I wouldn't mold with it either, but it covers a cake nice and I like using it in my Cricut, especially after letting it firm up in the fridge for a few minutes.
Gumtex will harden fondant. 1 tsp per pound. I used it when I made the headboard and footboard for the Toy Story cake (in my photos.) and it was quite hard. I did let it dry for a few days, as well as one day in the oven with the light on.
Fondariffic is made differently than most fondant, which is why it's stretchy and doesn't dry as much. I don't think Tylose will help because they use candy coating ( I think that was what it is.. I know it's chocolate based) in their product.