I would like to create a nice organized chart to upload on the site indicating all the pluses and minuses of different store-bought fondant brands.
Anyone care to chime in? I'm going to wait until we have lots and lots of feedback on this before I put it together.
Please include details like:
easy or difficult to work with
price per pound
does it dry out
and anything else you can think of
I have been using Duff's. No complaints.Tastes good, easy to work with. Readily available at Michael's. Not a lot of color choices though. And it's expensive.
Satin Ice fan here! I have used several brands and always stick with Satin Ice. Have never had a bad experience with it!
I've tried Duff's brand and it worked well, but they only have buttercream white and chocolate at my local stores. The taste was delicious, and it was easy to use, but if you need a real white you need to look elsewhere.
I've also purchased a sample pack of the Fonderific. The variety of flavors was nice and there is a wide range of colors pre-tinted, but i think you would need to give too much thought if the colors you want to use would taste good together.
My main brand is Satin Ice, i like the flavor it rolls out great and you can get a good variety of colors. Unfortunately the closest retailer I have been able to find is Candyland crafts in central NJ, which is a 45 minute drive. When I go i usually buy a lot, as long as you wrap it tight and keep the tubs sealed it has a long shelf life.
I use wilton, I never like the taste of fondant, the cakes look very nice the taste is horrible,I prefer to usse buttercream..
Black or red Satin Ice. Otherwise Michele Foster's recipe works like a charm and is easier on my pocketbook. I live South of Houston so heat and humidity are my biggest enemies! I tastes good and my friends and family love it. I use alot of shortening when I work with it and it makes it less sticky and easier to work with. If I can't get my colors dark enough, then I just airbrush it with no problems at all.
Satin Ice for me! Love the taste, bright colors and their gumpaste. No issues with them at all. I purchase mine on line and found it to be very reasonable and delivery is quick, approximately 3 business days.
I've tried Wilton ~ don't like it. I only use it if I have the colored packets and mix it with gumpaste for flowers or little details.
Duff's ~ don't care for it either. For some reason, I have found it to be very inconsistent, especially from one color to the next.