I've bought a couple brands of pre made fondant from craft stores, and have now resorted just making my own. although, coloring my fondant gets to be a real pain and some days it works better than others.
the first brand ended up being really hard and practically inedible. The second was Duff's fondant. I liked the way it rolled out and handled but it ended up being chewy :/ i've been looking into Satin Ice and was wondering if anyone uses this and how the fondant is to handle and if it ends up chewy or hard like the other pre made fondants i've tried.
I like Satin Ice, and I've tried others (Fondarrific and Pettinice). It will harden with no problem.
I use PettinIce adn SatinIce and like both. Satin is easier to work with, asPrttin is very soft.
Fondant is *supposed* to be chewy.
I've only used the black Satin Ice and had lots of problems with it ripping and elephant skin. I've bought some red to try, but haven't tried it yet. I'm going to order a couple of different brands and give them a try.
I love the satin ice. But, I always mix whatever color if it with the white, equal parts. It works better for me.
I used RED Satin Ice for the first time yesterday and did not like it. I got elephant skin and it got so hard the edges cracked off. I don't know if the white would eliminate these problems.
Love my Satin Ice..........and if you're going to try it, nows the time. It's on sale this month at Global Sugar Art.
I have problems with Satin Ice being dry and elephant skin.
I had problems with it being dry and cracking too. I had a decorator friend of mine tell me to mix the white with it. Once I started to mix the white with it, it solved the problem.
I swear by fondarific...it's a little pricey compared to compeetors, but if you have a tax id for a business you get a discount! everything else i used got hard and cracked when they were colors (especially deep ones) but fondaric really held up to many challenges and never got super hard or cracked. oh and just a little fyi duff is fondarific, he slapped his name on and jacked up the price even higher! but it is fondarific, and all fondants are chewy, its something you have to deal with for the wonderful look they produce. most people peel it off or some eat it! my kids LOVE the stuff, they beg for the scraps after i am done a cake!!! lol good luck!
I use Satin Ice. I almost always mix in white with the other colors and I never had a problem with elephant skin. I also mix in a bit of shortening before I roll it out and don't roll on cornstarch so that might help.
Some of Duff's fondant is Satin Ice depending on where the supplier purchased it.
does mixing white into the colored fondant dilute the color any?
i'm making a cake for my sisters birthday and it will include the colors white, black, and pink. i'm gonna try satin ice and see how i like it never know unless you try.
and when you mix in white with the color is it just 50/50, and if i do that with black will it turn grey?
I mix the white probably 40/60. Although it will change the color a wee bit, its not enough to really notice.
So the only issues with Satin Ice are with the colored fondant? Not the white?
I was a sole user of Satin Ice. It worked great, never had a problem with it and tasted decent. But then something happened. I dont know if they changed their formula or what but for the past year, I end up throwing away half of it because it doesnt work right. Ive worked with fondant long enough to know what and what not to do so its not that. It was pitting, drying out way too fast and cracking. It looked horrible! I would have to redo cakes several times before it would look right. So I gave up. I bought the Fondx and it works well for me. I wish it came in bigger buckets but what can you do?! I even tried to go back to Satin Ice a few weeks ago and had the same problems again. So I wont be buying it anymore. Pettnice is ok too. Its a little expensive though. The fondarific and Duff brand is ok but very expensive. I had to make an item that was black and used Duff's fondant and tylose. It was two days and it wouldnt dry out at all!! So not good for that sort of thing!!
I've only used it once. I used the purple. It was fine, but I for sure prefer just to make my own using Michele Foster's recipe.