I had to make a spongebob cake today. I decide to try Fondx Elite yellow. I ordered and it was shipped by UPS. It had gotten so hot in the back of the big brown truck it was almost goo went it got here. I just let it sit at room temperature for the past week. I covered spongebob in minutes. The seam just literally melted right together, it looked like I had just slipped a cover over it. It was amazing. I have never worked with a fondant that awesome before. I'm a true fan now!
I am a Fondx fan also! It's easy to work with and doesn't melt when I deliver the cake. (It's really hot here!)
I have never seen fondant work that well, the seam on the side literally healed and formed one solid piece. Amazed in an understatement
I've not used the elite stuff, but the regular fondx is pretty good. Love it!
I started using it, exclusively, last summer, after my Fondarific cake started to melt. Fondarific is also very easy to work with, but after it hits 100, it melts, Fondx and Fondx Elite holds up to high temps and humidity.
I also love it. The one and only thing I don't like about it is it says you can not use spray paint on it. Has anyone tried it to see if that is true?
I have airbrushed it on it before, lots of times- not spray paint but, it worked just fine.
I just got a tub of this for winning best in division in a cake competition and can't wait to try it. Now I just need someone to order a cake that makes it work opening a 10 pound tub of it for...
I'm also a HUGE fan of Fondx.
Two years ago, I used Satin Ice to cover my son's wedding cake, all 9 tiers, and after about an hour or so I started seeing these huge craters on the top edges of the cakes - It was like the Grand Canyon on every one them.
I went back to the cake supply store with every intention of getting some more SI thinking that I had purchased a bad batch. But when I saw the Fondx I decided to give it a try instead. I was so happy that I did. It rolled out beautifully, and I didn't need to use PS or shortening because it didn't stick to the mat like SI does. And, it was such a breeze to cover the cakes - even the big 16 inch cake.
In my area Fondx cost a little more than SI, but it is well worth it.
LOVE FONDX!! I bought over 50lbs at convention this year to save on shipping!
Caljava ships free if you meet their minimum order (around $300, I think). I always buy in bulk and stock up so I get it shipped free and I buy when it's on sale for double the savings.
Thanks Karen421. What kind of airbrush paint do you use?
Mostly I use AmeriColors, AmeriMist Air brush colors, but I have also used straight McCormick food colors, when I need something a little deeper.
Thanks Karen. My girls start back to school Tuesday so hopefully I can play with the airbrush I bought a month or so ago. It is just sitting in the box waiting to be used.
Im so glad I read this! I just ordered 10lbs! Ive had some issues lately with satin ice tearing, so I wanted to try something new. Cant wait til it arrives!
I love working with it! Check out this sale on 2lb buckets, they are reg. $15.99 on sale for $5.00! http://www.caljavaonline.com/sale1.htm The sale ends 8/16 and the shipping is very reasonable.
Thank you so much for sharing this information....just ordered a bunch to beat the sale deadline of 8/16!
Well, 30 hours later my cake looked just as awesome as when I covered it with the fondx I never have intentions of using anything else if I have fondx. Oh and the attaching details of other fondant was super easy a touch of water was like super glue no sliding around. I covered a large spongebob made of RCT and it was so smooth> Im still amazed if you cant tell.
Make sure you post a picture!!
So glad I read this forum tonight!
Don't freak out if you want to check shipping and it's expensive for one tub.
I just ordered 7 tubs, and the shipping was $10.97-the same amount as for one tub.