Satin Ice Fondant certainly needs no introduction; almost everybody who has ever baked seriously has bought it at one time or another. But if you’re not familiar with it, its one of the most popular store brand fondants in the market today. I’m a big baking nut so whenever I watch my favorite baking shows, “Cake Boss” or “Ultimate Cake Off”, it’ll probably show up every 30 seconds.
Would You Want to Believe the Hype?
They say, it’s the best tasting.
They say, everyone’s who’s anyone in the baking business is using it.
It’s like saying they INVENTED fondant! It’s something irritating and intriguing at the same time.
What the heck. So I tried it. Here’s what I found out:
Satin Ice Fondant is the kind of fondant that you need practice with. So much so that you’ll need to practice on other brands first! You’ll need to have some serious kneading skills to be able to work on this rolled fondant. In experienced hands, it’ll tear and go all sorts of wrong. But the moment you get the hang of it, it’s smoothing sailing till the end. It really won’t let you down once you put in the time “to get to know it”.
For once, a product DOES live up to its name. It is smooth! You can just concentrate on your design and not have to worry about Satin Ice Fondant looking lumpy. It certainly holds its side of the bargain when you want consistent, professional looking results. Just make sure you have the right tools as well, so that you don’t mess it up and waste time correcting a lot of mistakes.
I love that Satin Ice Fondant also has a gum paste version. Doing small décor out of rolled fondant can sometimes drive me nuts! Both offer good value for my money. I recommend just buying what you need every time and don’t go overboard by buying bulk in advance. Though it has a long shelf life, you’ll still want to keep it as fresh as possible.
When it comes to taste, Satin Ice Fondant wins hands down. Because lets face it, store bought fondant DON’T really taste that good. I have to hand it to these guys because they really got this over the competition. It’s actually something you’ll want to EAT!
Compared to Homemade Versions:
-I’d have to give the advantage to Satin Ice fondant when it comes to shelf life. Unfortunately, as delicious as it is, my homemade marshmallow fondant won’t live past a week.
-It provides consistent results. I feel that sometimes when you make your own fondant, you have to factor in your own efficiency and effort, even if you have the winning recipe. SO in that respect, getting Satin Ice Fondant can make even a hundred cakes taste and look the same without me getting messed up about ratios and how well I kneaded. Same goes for color – I get the color I want every time. I hate messing up the color when I’m making my own fondant.
Here’s Satin Ice Fondant in Action