How Long Will A Fondant Cakes Last?

Decorating By kika Updated 3 Aug 2004 , 9:52pm by Ladycake

kika Posted 2 Aug 2004 , 11:04pm
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im making a fondant cake, but i have to make it the day before, should i leave it out or put it in the refrigerator over night?

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Zabrip Posted 2 Aug 2004 , 11:19pm
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You can leave it outside as long as your filling does not need to be refrigerated. I dont like putting my fondant cakes in the fridge because I'm afraid the condensation will ruin the fondant somehow...

kika Posted 2 Aug 2004 , 11:21pm
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im using buttercream, will that melt, my house is not hot, its cool

Jackie Posted 2 Aug 2004 , 11:32pm
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Hi Kika,

You should only refridgerate your fondant cakes as little as possible or not at all. I would say NEVER freeze them.

What happens is the fondant gets very gummy and loses its shape from the condensation. If you put your fondant cakes in the fridge over night, you will most likely wake up to your cake falling apart.

To store at room tempurature:
Make sure you keep your fondant cake covered in Saran wrap or a covered cake plate as your fondant may dry out and crack.

One thing I like to do, so that the saran wrap doesn't acually touch the cake ruining the smooth surface or decorations, is:
I place the cake in a cake box and do a quick saran wrap cover over the box.
The covered cake will keep at room temperature for several days.

Buttercream on the other hand can be frozen or refridgerated without consequence.

You can also read more about fondant cakes in this post

Ladycake Posted 3 Aug 2004 , 2:04am
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Originally Posted by kika

im using buttercream, will that melt, my house is not hot, its cool

It's not just the heat its also the humity that you have to worry about.. There is a product called Stay Ice that you can put in your buttercream frosting to help with the melting of the icing with the heat and the humity. If you would like more on the Stay lce let me know..

kika Posted 3 Aug 2004 , 5:21pm
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im using the buttercream to place the fondant on top, i have already done fondant cakes using the buttercream before i place the fondant, and then put it in the refrigerator and it has gotten a bit dewy almost very shiny you would say, and i dont want that to happen so i want to leave it out overnight, at room temperature, but im scared my buttercream might melt under the fondant, thats my dilemma, thank you

Ladycake Posted 3 Aug 2004 , 9:52pm
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The buttercream will be fine out just make sure the air is on in the house...

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