when covering a cake what is teh best fondant to use? Homemade or store bought?
In my experience store bought is stronger more flexible and easier to work with, but homemade is cheaper.
You can try out both and see which you would prefer.
I usually make my own but sometimes, the fondant isn't working for me and I end up doing things 2-3 times. So sometimes you have to choose between spending more money or spending more of your time.
Buying fondant will guarantee you a consistent product. To me, it's not worth my time to make fondant also. I have to make the cake, filling, icing or ganache, decorations...etc. Time is money so whatever I can do to help me use my time more wisely....just my opinion
I use store bought and like Kellbella said, it's consistent, which is nice in the world of cake decorating! lol
Agree with pp.. I suck at making consistent homemade fondant, and I have tried all the recipes. I just find that my time an effort is well worth the expense of the pre made fondant, so i use Virgin Ice fondant, which is priced at $15.99 for 4 lbs, ( Canadian funds ).
what is your alls favorite brand to use? for taste or consistency
I like commercials fondants. They're consistent, come pre-colored and I think SatinIce tastes lovely. Especially the buttercream flavor!
I don't like the taste of any of them, so I'm no help there. I have only used Wilton fondant and am pleased with how it works. But maybe that's just because I don't know what else is out there. I like the price too: $19 for $5 lbs, but I always get it 40% off with a coupon, so I pay under $12!