Carma Massa Ticino

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I have heard so many good things about this product that I am going to take the plunge and try it out, despite it being a bit pricey. I called the supplier and they advised me that 95% of their customers prefer the “tropic” version, even when not using in humid conditions. They told me that most people complain that the ordinary version is rock hard out of the tub and difficult to work with. What has been others’ experience? Thanks all.

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Roo's Little Cake Parlour

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Karla (Sweet K) ...

Hi Roo’s! I’ve used Massa Ticino from a couple of years and It is really the best brand for cake decorating (for me)
I thing there’s no much difference between normal and Tropic but I always use Tropic
You are going to love it
good luck!

SugarMagicCakes (Christine) ...

Hi roo, do you know where to buy this fondant from in uk? Thanks xx

SweetLin ...

I’m agree with Karla…i also use Massa Ticino Tropic and don’t want back to the other brand :) It’s very good and easy to work

Roo's Little Cake Parlour ...

Thanks ladies, have ordered the tropic and very excited about trying it out. Christine, windsor cake craft have just started stocking it and standard uk post is free. You can also get from town and country fine foods, but minimum spend is £80 and can only order over the phone.

SugarMagicCakes (Christine) ...

Thanks roo! :-)

Cake Decor in Cairns ...

Oh I’m intrigued I have never heard of this fondant before.

Sassy Cakes and Cupcakes (Anna) ...

I’ve been curious about Massa Ticino as well, so happy you raised the topic. I can’t seem to find Australian stockists so have looked on ebay and it is quite expensive. Let us know what difference it makes to your cakes :)

Helen Ward ...

I’ve used both and definitely prefer the tropic version, the other was sticky and rock hard! You’ll love it : )

Harrys Cakes ...

Glad it is finally available over here at a reasonable price. Would take my cakes to a whole new level. I’m currently using Culpitt sugarpaste, which works suprisingly well considering the price, but it really doesn’t like being coloured (basically turns into Renshaw). Does the Carma Massa Ticino still have the same great quality after colouring?

Maria *cakes made with passion* ...

I have this one and it is wonderful :)

Vintage Cake Fairy ...

Definitely one to look in to, I use a brand called Covapaste at the moment and I find it works well, but always up to finding new and better pastes! Thank you Roo, for bringing up the subject. :)

Roo's Little Cake Parlour ...

I have been wanting to try it for ages, but always been so difficult to obtain. It is relatively expensive, but am told a little goes a long way. I have a couple of cakes next week, so will report back to you all and let you know how I get on.

Fancy Fondant WA ...

For those like Anna (Sassy Cakes) who live in Australia, I have tried to get this fondant here. Amazon sell it, but when you get to the checkout they don’t ship it to Australia. I found a stockist in the UK who does send to Aus, but it was going to cost $80 for postage. So unless you are charging the earth for your cakes, it just isn’t worth paying that much for. Bake Boss sell a fondant called “Wonder Paste”. I really like it. It has a lot of playing time, doesn’t tear like Satin Ice and tastes good. Lorene

Calli Creations ...

After reading the glowing reviews, Ive ordered some to try out… always looking for good products… Her in the UK I got it at Windsor Cakes…

http://www.windsorcakecraft.co.uk/carma_massa_ticino_tropic_fondant_2_5kg.html?category_id=0&search_string=Carma+Massa+Ticino

thanks for the topic!!! :)

Roo's Little Cake Parlour ...

Mine arrived today. I have a Swiss student staying with me at the moment and he is going to see if it is any cheaper there as his sister is starting out decorating cakes. Calli, let me know how it works out for you and if it is worth the extra.