What will happen to gumpaste decorations in the refrigerator? Is it really humid in the refrigerator? I always thought it was dry. I have a cake that I made that wont be eaten until saturday night. It is iced in SMBC...so I feel like it is a bit on the threshold for leaving it out. But there is a gumpaste bow on it. Not sure what to do.
Well I answered my own question. It isnt good I put a piece of bow loop in there for a couple of hours and it was all soft and sticky. It may not have been 100% dry, but I did make it almost 2 days ago.
I have put my gum paste decorations in the fridge with no problems. I've never left them in there for more than a day though (I don't know if that matters) and they are always really dry before hand. You might want to give it another try. I also haven't had any problems with 50/50 gum and fondant.
After about an hour it was already getting sticky. It may not have been 100% dry though. Maybe I will experiment again sometime, but until then I am going to avoid it!
i experimented in my fridge last month because i had a gumpaste dogwood cake (smbc with gumpaste decorations) that i needed to refrigerate.
i made up a sample and stuck it in the fridge and checked regularly for over 48 hours and neither the fridge nor the smbc affected the gumpaste.
my flowers were completely dry. maybe, as you suspect, that was the difference.
p.s. my flowers were smack dab on the smbc and that moisture didn't bother them (though i thought it would).
I've had this problem before...it is when the decorations weren't fully dry. Basically, the gumpaste is going to soak up the moisture when it is still wet inside.
thanks, I will try it again sometime