Should I Refrigerate A Fondant-Covered Cake?

Decorating By drwendy Updated 13 Mar 2009 , 5:12pm by SweetStuff30

drwendy Posted 31 May 2007 , 7:09pm
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I will be frosting and covering my cake with MMF on Friday night, then decorating and delivering on Saturday afternoon. I live in Ohio and it is quite hot (85F) and very humid this time of year. Will refrigeration overnight affect my MMF at all? Is that the best place for it between covering and decorating/delivering? And once I'm done, will it affect my gumpaste flowers (which are drying out at room temp and humidity right now)? Thanks!

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ashley87 Posted 31 May 2007 , 7:21pm
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I think that it will be fine to put in the fridge. I know some people say to wrap in plastic wrap or keep well covered to keep from adding moisture. Im not sure about the flowers, but theres a bump!

fooby Posted 31 May 2007 , 7:33pm
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While it is okay to refrigerate a fondant covered cake, it will sweat like crazy once you take it out of the fridge. If you have the time, cover the cake in buttercream Friday night and early Saturday morning, cover in fondant and decorate. Make sure AC is on while decorating icon_lol.gif then deliver the cake in the afternoon. HTH.

Irishprincess Posted 31 May 2007 , 7:46pm
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I agree with doing the fondant on Saturday Morning if you can. I refrigerated a fondant cake on a humid day and the next day it looked like it rained on my cake once it came to room temp. wet fondant is NOT pleasant!
Good luck!

SweetResults Posted 31 May 2007 , 7:55pm
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Don't fridge it wrapped in plastic or you will never get the plastic off when it starts to "sweat".

It would really be better to ice, fridge, then do the fondant in the morning. Actually, you could do it all Friday night and leave it out and finish it Satuday and deliver.

I start my fondant cakes sometimes on Thursday and leave out working on them until delivery on Saturday with no problems. The fondant keeps everything nice and fresh.

darlene_000 Posted 31 May 2007 , 8:54pm
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I almost always refidgerate my MMF covered cakes... Ive never had an issue...slight condensation that dries right off...

moydear77 Posted 31 May 2007 , 10:36pm
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I refridgerate all my cakes. Even fondant. they will only sweat it the humid summer months. It will dry up after a couple of hours.

drwendy Posted 1 Jun 2007 , 12:32am
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Thanks for all the replies. I think I'll wait to do the fondant until Sat AM. Supposed to be in the low 80's here that day, so I hope it will be OK until I get it delivered. The whole 'sweaty cake" thing just is not appealing, especially since I plan to do brush embroidery. Thanks all!

ChristianD Posted 13 Mar 2009 , 3:03am
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I have a buttercream cake with some fondant accents on it. Is it ok to refrigerate it? It is cold here right now. Like 35 degrees. I don't want my accents sweating on the icing when the cake cools. Please advice. First cake with fondant accents.

SweetStuff30 Posted 13 Mar 2009 , 5:12pm
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i use mmf all the time and put all my cakes in the fridge covered in mmf and never had a problem with sweating. I take it out and let it sit for about an hour to soften up before ppl pick them up

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