Have you ever tried making your own fondant? The Wilton is good for modeling figures, but I don’t like the taste of it. I usually make my own fondant, marshmallow or Michelle Foster’s fondant. They both taste great, and pretty inexpensive to make. I have only bought fondant once, (Duff’s ), when I needed black fondant. The shortening I use is just our grocery store brand. Unlike crisco, it does have trans fat, which helps make the buttercream smooth better.