Fondant Brands

Curious to see what fondant brands everyone uses… I am currently using three different brands. Massa Tuccino for wedding cakes. Fondx to cover cakes. Satin Ice for colors, figurines & sometimes to cover. Thanks for sharing!!

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Benni Rienzo Radic ...

Great topic. I have been using Satin Ice but would love to hear what everyone else thinks. I have heard great things about Massa Ticcino fondant and to definitely use for Wedding cakes.

Nikki Belleperche ...

I use Wilton fondant because its the only affordable fondant I have found. I have heard many bakers/decorators say they thought it tasted bad but I have never had a complaint from my customers and the only people in my friends and family who don’t like it are those who don’t like fondant to begin with. So seeing as how I can get a 5lb box for $10 with a coupon I am sticking to Wilton! I have used black and red satin ice before but I just can’t afford to splurge on them anymore since my local supplier had to raise her prices.

SarahBeth3 ...

Ditto CorpseQueen. I DON’T like fondant so I think any brand tastes bad. The marshmallow fondant is more tolerable than the taste of Wilton for me, but I don’t like working with it for some reason. I also, have had no complaints about Wilton except from people who don’t like fondant anyway and the price is right.

Tea Party Cakes ...

I make my own marshmallow fondant all the time because it tastes better than the fondant you can buy (in my opinion at least) and it’s way cheaper. The downside is that you have to plan ahead and you can’t get it red enough so I have to buy Satin Ice red.

Joanne Prainito ...

I use Satin Ice for all my figures, Fondx doesn’t seem to set hard or fast enough for my taste. I also cover all my cakes in Satin Ice or MMF.

Nancy ...

In the past I have made my own mmf but started trying different fondants. The only ones I have tried so far are Fondx and Fondariffic as well as Satin Ice gumpaste. I do love Satin Ice gumpaste but I am not a fan of Fondariffic because it is way to soft for me. It might be I am just not use to it yet but my next test will be Satin Ice. Fondx is ok but someitmes it wrinkles which I am not crazy about. My mmf never wrinkles. I would love to know more about Massa Tuccino Elisa. Would you mind sharing about it? Also, where you buy it. Thanks!

Nikki Belleperche ...

I really would like to try mmf. I have only tried it (and made it myself) once and that was when i was first starting out and had NO idea what I was doing lol. Does anyone have a good mmf recipe (and directions) who would like to share it?

One thing is that I use shortening when working with fondant instead of powdered sugar (or cornstarch) so does anyone think that would effect the mmf in anyway? Or is it pretty much just like working with regular fondant?

Hope ...

I make my own mmf but havd mixed results due to the climate. A good rule of thumb is twice as much icing sugar as marshmallow (in weight) and enough shortening to make it pliable and not stick to everything. Also a tablespoon of corn syrup in the marshmallow helps with pliability. I always add my coloring (americolor gel) to melted marshmallow before adding icing sugar to ensure deep vibrant colors. I’ve also had good results with black mmf using chocolate mmf recipe.

Ann-Marie Youngblood ...

I am like you Elisa…I use a few different brands….I only like Satin ice and Wilton for figures and decorations!( Although Wilton covers a cake nicely…I hate the taste!) I love Fondx to cover a cake…but nothing else!

Valley Kool Cakes (well half of it~Tara) ...

I use MMF mostly however in colors that I hate to make like red and black I use virgin ice. That is all that is found locally here besides duff, which is way to expensive.

Nancy ...

Ann-Marie do you have problems with Fondx wrinkling?

Donna Tokazowski- Cake Hatteras, Hatteras N.C. ...

I have tried home made mmf, Satin Ice and Wilton’s fondant. I prefer Satin Ice over all. I am getting so busy, that it takes me too much time to make mmf.

I did not care for the consistency of Wilton fondant but I did like it when I mixed it 50/50 with home made mmf. It was very nice to work with and probably cut some of the cost.
I also like mixing Wilton Gum Paste 50/50 with mmf in order to model with.

unctoothlady ...

I ONLY use fondx for covering cakes. It’s easy to get it really thin so its more pleasing to the palate. People actually eat it! I sometimes will use Satin ice for figures. But I never use Wilton as it tastes bad to me.

Jessica ...

I use MMF, I’m cheap and dont want to spend alot on fondant lol. I’m use to working with it though. I thought I would just test it out and see if I even liked it, it worked out just fine from the start.

Amy Filipoff ...

I primarly use Satin Ice, but have also used Wilton in a pinch (since I don’t have to order it online)