Can I refrigerate a buttercream frosted cake with fondant decorations? I know you shouldn't if the cake is covered with fondant but is it the same? I finished a cake today with circles and stripes of fondant but was too afraid to refrigerate it. The cake/filling were not perishable so I didn't worry too much about leaving it out. But would like to know for next time.
jomar, I've tried this in the past and it's basically like playing russian roulette with your cake. Depending upon the humidity in there, sometimes the cake is fine and other times the fondant decorations sort of "melt" and the colors often bleed. I have heard that if you wrap it loosely in saran wrap the condensation then has somewhere else to collect other than your cake, but after my experiences I try keep my fondant out of the fridge for the few times I use it.
That's what I was afraid of! Considering this was my first "real" cake (not for friends/family) I would have freaked out if something like that happened. I'll take you're word for it and won't take a chance! Thanks for your help!
I refrigerate every cake no matter what..helps it travel better. If its humid and condenses a bit, just leave it totally alone and it dries out after a bit.
Do you ever have trouble with the colors bleeding like the previous post mentioned?