Black Fondant Help

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Jimbos76 Posted 7 May 2012 , 9:30pm
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I need a small amount of black fondant to do stripes and polkadots for a cake. I really do not want to mess with making black fondant from scratch for such a little amount. I was wondering if I buy it, should I go with Duff's black fondant or Wilton's? I would use a coupon at Michaels or AC Moore of course! Thanks for any help!

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cubbycakes Posted 7 May 2012 , 9:38pm
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I have never used Duffs but i would say if you are just using it for a little bit of decorating as apposed to covering an entire cake just get the cheaper one?

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dchinda Posted 7 May 2012 , 10:31pm
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It depends if people are going to actually eat the black fondant decorations. I have never used Duff's but I do know that Wilton's tastes DISGUSTING! I would recommend using homemade fondant but not if you have to make a whole batch just for a few decorations.

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lorieleann Posted 7 May 2012 , 11:29pm
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the duff fondant is more like fondarific and remains more pliable for a longer period of time and takes longer to dry into a hardened piece. The wilton is more like satin ice and will harden quicker and has a more matte finish. I use the CMC additive (sold at caljava online) with black and darker fondants so that i don't have to add gumpaste and dilute the color.

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PinkLotus Posted 7 May 2012 , 11:59pm
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I found Duff's to be decent tasting and easy to work with. I prefer to use MMF, but when using red or black, I usually buy it, and always buy Duff's. I've used other brands (not Wilton, never tried it) and didn't like them at all.

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arlenej Posted 8 May 2012 , 5:48am
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I usually make my own pastes but to get true primary colors like red and black I use store-bought. By the time you add enough colour to paste to get a true red or black your paste tastes horrid! I've never used Wilton (I hear the taste isn't all that great) I do have Duff's black. I've had it going on a year now and it's still pliable and it still tastes okay. Just re-wrap it well and keep it in the pail.,,,,and try to find designs that'll use some black!

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scp1127 Posted 8 May 2012 , 6:05am
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Duff's (Fondarific) tastes and smells like buttercream. I have actually had customers eat the black, and it will turn their teeth grey if the weather is humid, but they really like it.

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Jimbos76 Posted 8 May 2012 , 10:12am
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Thanks for the input! Sounds like I will try Duffs. I'm not sure if they'll eat the fondant accents or not but just in case. I agree with all of you about buying black or red fondant. It's easier and better tasting than the hassle of trying to get true black or red with gels for homemade. The other accent color is purple. I might just buy that too....we'll see what shade of purple she wants first. Thanks again!

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