Fondant
Results 1 to 15 of 15

Thread: Fondant

  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2019
    Location
    Lake County, Illinois
    Posts
    142

    Default Fondant

    I once saw a thread regarding sources for fondant. Would appreciate any recommendations for places where I can purchase it. Due to health problems the best I can do this year is add fondant as I was unable to feed during the first part of fall.
    Thanks

  2. Remove Advertisements
    BeeSource.com
    Advertisements
     

  3. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Turnbow Hollow, Tennessee
    Posts
    455

    Default Re: Fondant

    Quote Originally Posted by Plannerwgp View Post
    I once saw a thread regarding sources for fondant. Would appreciate any recommendations for places where I can purchase it. Due to health problems the best I can do this year is add fondant as I was unable to feed during the first part of fall.
    Thanks
    Unless you can find a more local source like a bakery or food processor. Mann Lake sells it in 50 lb. blocks. Not the cheapest source but at least available. Make sure you either use it or refridgerate/freeze it right away as it LOVES to absorb moisture and can become a soupy mess if it gets too wet.

    https://www.mannlakeltd.com/90-10-fo...50-lb-22-68-kg

    If you buy the Double Handle Knife, it makes real nice and consistent slices that I like to sprinkle a good coating of Pro DFM or Super DFM on and lay on the top bars with a sheet of wax or parchment paper underneath. This is a REALLY nice quality knife by the way. I use mine for slicing 50 lb. pollen patty blocks.

    https://www.mannlakeltd.com/15-double-handle-knife

  4. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Location
    England, UK
    Posts
    1,513

    Default Re: Fondant

    A different country of course, but I acquire mine from a Bakery Supplies outfit. Comes in 12.5Kg cardboard boxes (27.5 lbs). Inside the box the fondant is contained within a heavy-duty polythene bag to stop it from drying-out (!). It never absorbs moisture - I wish it did. I have some boxes at least 5 years old, with the fondant still in the same condition as the day I bought them. The cardboard boxes are starting to show their age though ...
    LJ
    Last edited by little_john; 10-26-2019 at 03:20 PM.
    A Heretics Guide to Beekeeping http://heretics-guide.atwebpages.com/

  5. #4
    Join Date
    Aug 2017
    Location
    Wimer, Oregon
    Posts
    114

    Default Re: Fondant

    anyone ever use dry fondant...drivert sugar, it's the same thing as fondant, inverted, plus, it's dry without the added moisture.
    Google online for "powdered fondant" or "drifond" and you will find local and online retailers
    DavidZ

  6. #5
    Join Date
    May 2019
    Location
    Lake County, Illinois
    Posts
    142

    Default Re: Fondant

    Sorry for my ignorance, but what is DFM?
    Thanks
    Quote Originally Posted by Live Oak View Post
    Unless you can find a more local source like a bakery or food processor. Mann Lake sells it in 50 lb. blocks. Not the cheapest source but at least available. Make sure you either use it or refridgerate/freeze it right away as it LOVES to absorb moisture and can become a soupy mess if it gets too wet.

    https://www.mannlakeltd.com/90-10-fo...50-lb-22-68-kg

    If you buy the Double Handle Knife, it makes real nice and consistent slices that I like to sprinkle a good coating of Pro DFM or Super DFM on and lay on the top bars with a sheet of wax or parchment paper underneath. This is a REALLY nice quality knife by the way. I use mine for slicing 50 lb. pollen patty blocks.

    https://www.mannlakeltd.com/15-double-handle-knife

  7. #6
    Join Date
    Apr 2017
    Location
    Aylett, Virginia
    Posts
    3,831

    Default Re: Fondant

    Thankfully, the bees are smarter than I am. They are doing well, in spite of my efforts to help them.

  8. #7
    Join Date
    Apr 2019
    Location
    Northeast PA
    Posts
    281

    Default Re: Fondant

    Quote Originally Posted by Live Oak View Post
    Unless you can find a more local source like a bakery or food processor. Mann Lake sells it in 50 lb. blocks. Not the cheapest source but at least available. Make sure you either use it or refridgerate/freeze it right away as it LOVES to absorb moisture and can become a soupy mess if it gets too wet.

    https://www.mannlakeltd.com/90-10-fo...50-lb-22-68-kg

    If you buy the Double Handle Knife, it makes real nice and consistent slices that I like to sprinkle a good coating of Pro DFM or Super DFM on and lay on the top bars with a sheet of wax or parchment paper underneath. This is a REALLY nice quality knife by the way. I use mine for slicing 50 lb. pollen patty blocks.

    https://www.mannlakeltd.com/15-double-handle-knife
    I strongly advise against Mann Lake.

    Their fondant is ridiculously over priced.

    https://www.mannlakeltd.com/90-10-fo...50-lb-22-68-kg

    $80. That doesn't even include shipping.

  9. #8
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    Randolph county,WV,USA
    Posts
    80

    Default Re: Fondant

    we pay $40.00 for a 50 lb. box for 1 or many .
    ZONE 5A WVwildernessapiaries.com

  10. #9
    Join Date
    May 2019
    Location
    Lake County, Illinois
    Posts
    142

    Default Re: Fondant

    Quote Originally Posted by R.Varian View Post
    we pay $40.00 for a 50 lb. box for 1 or many .
    Where do you purchase it and is it one large block?

  11. #10
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    Randolph county,WV,USA
    Posts
    80

    Default Re: Fondant

    From a food distributor in 50 # box. It is heavy the box is about 1 cubic foot square maybe a little smaller.
    ZONE 5A WVwildernessapiaries.com

  12. #11
    Join Date
    Apr 2019
    Location
    Northeast PA
    Posts
    281

    Default Re: Fondant

    Quote Originally Posted by R.Varian View Post
    From a food distributor in 50 # box. It is heavy the box is about 1 cubic foot square maybe a little smaller.
    $40 for a box is an excellent price. The best I could find outside of Mann lake, including shipping was about $50 per 50lb box.

    If I was closer, I could drive to the supplier and pick it up for about $40 for a 50lb box.

  13. #12
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Turnbow Hollow, Tennessee
    Posts
    455

    Default Re: Fondant

    Quote Originally Posted by username00101 View Post
    I strongly advise against Mann Lake.

    Their fondant is ridiculously over priced.

    https://www.mannlakeltd.com/90-10-fo...50-lb-22-68-kg

    $80. That doesn't even include shipping.
    It DOES include free shipping. The best price I have found on fondant so far is around $30.

    https://www.webstaurantstore.com/gol...25FON9010.html

    https://www.goldenbarrel.com/product...10-50-lb-case/

    When you add in shipping, it is not such a great deal after all. Shipping was around $33 to $35 for me.

    I DO agree with your strongly advising against Mann Lake though. LOL!

  14. #13
    Join Date
    Apr 2019
    Location
    Northeast PA
    Posts
    281

    Default Re: Fondant

    Quote Originally Posted by Live Oak View Post
    It DOES include free shipping. The best price I have found on fondant so far is around $30.

    https://www.webstaurantstore.com/gol...25FON9010.html

    https://www.goldenbarrel.com/product...10-50-lb-case/

    When you add in shipping, it is not such a great deal after all. Shipping was around $33 to $35 for me.

    I DO agree with your strongly advising against Mann Lake though. LOL!
    Shipping isn't inexpensive. Neither is buying it from Mann Lake, free shipping or not.

  15. #14
    Join Date
    May 2019
    Location
    Lake County, Illinois
    Posts
    142

    Default Re: Fondant

    The fondant I purchased was in small squares and hard. These sites appear to be selling soft fondant. Not sure what the difference is or how long it will stay preserved.
    Quote Originally Posted by username00101 View Post
    Shipping isn't inexpensive. Neither is buying it from Mann Lake, free shipping or not.

  16. #15
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Grand Rapids MI USA
    Posts
    1,511

    Default Re: Fondant

    I didn’t check it out but I heard Sams club has fondant on the shelf in the bakery section.
    Rod

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •