Fondant Supplier?
Posted: 04 March 2012 04:55 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Hello Everyone!
  It has been a while since i have been part of the forum.  I have still been baking though - here is a photo of my friends baby shower cake (the sex of the baby was revealed with the color of the instead of the cake.  I was the only one who knew - with the exception of the parents wink.  It was pink inside!)
  My question is to all of you who work in fondant - is there a good supply chain or store that sells better quality of fondant than say Wilton?
  Thanks!

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Posted: 05 March 2012 12:39 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Hi,  try this : http://www.fondantsource.com/

I live fondant and I breath fondant…  But I make my own..  here are some examples of my cakes:

The Baby Diaper bag was for a baby shower..  the one w/ the red shoes was for a silent auction;  one w/ pink converse was for a baby shower (girl);  the one w/ the shells (all hand made) was a birthday cake.. for a 21 yrs old who loves the beach..

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Posted: 05 March 2012 06:44 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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If making your own is not an option for you, see if you can find the Duff brand of fondant; I’ve never tried it but I’ve heard that it is made by a different company and has a better taste than the Wilton brand.

There are mail-order sites that you can buy commercial fondant from; you’ll pay freight charges which aren’t cheap since this is heavy; but you can try Avalon Cake Deco, CK kichens, Cal-Java (aka Sweet Inspirations - they make the Fondarific brand which is getting good reviews but again I’ve not tried it).  You can also buy direct from Satin Ice. Maybe there’s even a cake supply shop near you that would sell fondant.  You don’t have to buy huge quantities but if mail order doesn’t work, the Duff brand is available at Michael’s/Hobby Lobby.

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Posted: 05 March 2012 06:48 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Hi PrettyCake -
  Your cakes look wonderful!  Thanks for sharing!  I tried making marshmallow fondant at home - and to be honest i wasn’t a fan of it.

Hi Jeanne -
  Thanks so much for your ideas - i have playing around with the idea of going to fondant as well as butter cream.  I will definitely try your suggestions!  I will keep you posted

Thanks again!!!

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Posted: 05 March 2012 01:11 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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You can add white chocolate to enhance the flavor or other extracts.. Fondant is fondant.  Just like royal icing,  it is nothing but very sweet icing made of egg whites and sugar and some extracts.

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Posted: 05 March 2012 08:31 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Try making the rolled fondant from TCB, you might like it a lot better than marshmallow fondant. Make sure to let it rest or it will be sticky, and you can flavor it with oils or as Prettycake suggests, melted white chocolate.

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Posted: 06 March 2012 10:54 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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globalsugarart.com is the best place I have found to buy fondant on line.  They are the cheapest for me and the shipping is quick.  I buy the Satin Ice.  It tastes good.  A lot of people say the fondarific tastes good.

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Posted: 19 March 2012 12:55 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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I second the globalsugarart.com.  There’s a lot of variety (SatinIce and others) plus they carry Pettinice which is about as delicious as commercial fondant gets

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Posted: 29 April 2012 08:02 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Thanks Everyone for your response!
I am hosting a Luncheon and i am planning on making a cake with Fondant - first attempt since i don’t use fondant much - i will definitely take all your suggestions!  Thanks so much - i will post my cake when finished!
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