Chocolate fondant alternative

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    Norcalbaker59 Well-Known Member

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    Those who read my comments on cake decorating know I do not like fondant. While fondant allows for extraordinary creativity, the taste and texture is horrible. No one likes fondant. It is so horrible that even celebrity pastry chef Duff Goldman—who is famous for his fondant cakes, says fondant is not meant to be eaten. Rather it should be peeled off the cake and thrown away. What the heck???

    Fondant is a total waste of money and time. Why decorate a cake with fondant, then have it end up in the trash because guests won’t eat it?

    But there may be an alternative to fondant.

    Satin Ice just introduced a line of chocolate based fondant under the Choco-Pan brand.

    While there’s some differences in the way it is handles, the Choco-Pan covering chocolate is supposed to work like fondant. Supposedly it has a longer working time (unlike traditional fondant that dries out quickly), and won’t form the dreaded elephant skin (the wrinkles texture that forms on traditional fondant). But most important, this covering chocolate is suppose to taste good.

    Choco-Pan brand has been around for a while. But it wasn’t a brand I ever used. So I don’t what their product line included prior to this merger with Satin Ice. Some s some purses are saying Satin Ice reformulated the coveting chocolate to produce a superior products. The Satin Ice website says its the same great Choco-Pan from before. So I don’t know.

    But all these claims about a great tasting chocolate based fondant certainly has caught my attention. I ordered a 5 pound pail of the Choco-Pan in bright white directly from Satin Ice. They just shipped this morning. I’m going to make a couple small test cakes to test this stuff. If people actually like the taste AND eat it, them this could be an alternative to traditional fondant.

    https://www.satinice.com/chocopan-faqs

    https://satinice.shop/collections/covering-chocolate
     
    Norcalbaker59, Apr 12, 2019 at 8:42 PM
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    That sounds like a good alternative! I'm actually one of these weird people who likes the taste of fondant as long as it's not excessive, but I agree that it's a waste of time and money given that most people don't seem to like it.

    Let us know how your experiments go! :)
     
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    Lol, yes you are in an exclusive club of fondant eaters! I do love decorative possibilities of fondant. But like so many others it’s not something I would love it. Hopefully I’ll receive the Choco-Pan this week. They shipped it on Friday, but they ship ground rather than air due to cost. Since I am baking a birthday cake in a couple weeks,I thought I’d make a small second cake to experiment with the Choco-Pan. I’ll keep you posted.
     
    Norcalbaker59, Apr 16, 2019 at 6:04 PM
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