Great Fondant Comparison post... in which I detail my taste test to discover which fondant available to me is the best tasting, easiest to use, and best looking on a cake.
To read the entire post, including seeing the score sheets from each of my 8 taste testers, please click here.
In short, I covered each of 5 cakes with fondant. I purchased three brands, Pettinice, Satin Ice and Wilton, and I made two myself, a homemade scratch fondant, and a homemade marshmallow fondant. Below you will find the winners of each category and the final winner. (Again, all of the scores and details can be found here.)
Ease of Preparation: Wilton
Cost/ Availability: Homemade marshmallow fondant
Ease of Kneading/ Rolling: Satin Ice
Ease/ Success on Cake:Tie between Homemade scratch and Satin Ice
Appearance: Satin Ice
Taste: Homemade scratch fondant
Texture: Homemade scratch fondant
Overall:Tie between homemade scratch fondant and Satin Ice
THE WINNER IS SATIN ICE!!!!
In the interest of full disclosure: NO ONE paid me anything or provided me with anything for this test. I am a Wilton cake decorating instructor, but they didn't give me anything either.