Nermal03 Posted 19 Aug 2005 , 12:10pm
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I'm finishing up a wedding cake tonight for a wedding tommorow night. I'm covering it in fondant. Should it be refridgerated or with the fridge make the fondant crack???

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KayDay Posted 19 Aug 2005 , 12:16pm
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I wouldnt do it. I did it once and as it came to room temperature it sweated and looked shiny and wet instead of satiny.

jdogga Posted 19 Aug 2005 , 12:22pm
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Just leave it in an air conditioned room! It should be fine that way for tomorrow. The fondant and buttercream will keep the cake moist so don't worry about the cake drying out.

ntertayneme Posted 19 Aug 2005 , 12:22pm
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I don't refrigerate mine ... fondant will sweat when brought back to room temperature and if you have colors on the cake, they can run ... some people have done this and have no problems with it, but my preference is to NOT refrigerate icon_smile.gif

MrsMissey Posted 19 Aug 2005 , 12:26pm
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I agree..room temp is your best bet. Just put it in a cake box and youll be fine!

jdogga Posted 19 Aug 2005 , 1:04pm
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what are the results when you freeze a cake with a crumb coat?? I have a firetruck I'm doing and I froze it to make the cutting easier...I was going to crumb coat it and put it back in the freezer overnight but I didnt' know what would happen!

bubblezmom Posted 19 Aug 2005 , 1:13pm
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Do I have this right?

Regular fondant should be ok refrigerated, but colors my bleed on mmf. So, no fillings btwn layers with a mmf cake.

KayDay Posted 19 Aug 2005 , 1:32pm
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I haven't tried this one. icon_confused.gif

TamiAZ Posted 19 Aug 2005 , 1:38pm
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I think it depends on where you live... I live in Arizona and chill ALL my wedding cakes before delivery and I have never had a problem with the fondant sweating. If you lived in a very humid climate, then you will probably have trouble with the fondant sweating. I deliver my stacked cakes assembled, so chilling is a must!!

KayDay Posted 19 Aug 2005 , 2:30pm

My experience with the sweating fondant occured in Los Angeles. I also have seen it happen in Alabama where I live so I don't know. icon_confused.gif

SquirrellyCakes Posted 20 Aug 2005 , 4:12am

Well, unless the filling requires refrigeration, no, you don't refrigerate fondant covered cakes as it will make them sweat and get shiny and dull spots and it will also cause fondant to slime depending on how long it is refrigerated. Fondant on its own, can be refrigerated but once a cake is covered with it or if decorations are made out of it, no, don't refrigerate it. Chocolate fondant however, refrigerates well.
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beachcakes Posted 20 Aug 2005 , 11:56am

I agree. fondant doesn't survive well in the fridge. However, if you are using a filling that has milk or cream in it, you'll need to refrigerate the cake.

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