How Far Ahead To Make Fondant

Decorating By montanamommy Updated 24 Jun 2009 , 7:05pm by mandysue

montanamommy Posted 21 Jun 2009 , 2:24am
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How far in advance can I make fondant? I'm brand new to cake decorating and I'm making a cake for my grandma's 75th birthday next weekend.

Thanks for any advice you can offer.


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CakeMommy3 Posted 21 Jun 2009 , 4:16am
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Well, if you haven't already settled on a recipe, I highly recommend Michele Foster's fondant. You can store it for months, and you can freeze it. You can make your fondant now, just double wrap it in saran wrap and then put it in a freezer bag. I would leave it on the counter, but you can refrigerate it if you want to. Just give it plenty of time to come to room temperature before you use it.

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montanamommy Posted 23 Jun 2009 , 6:12pm
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So I made up the fondant, wrapped it in saran wrap several times and put it in the fridge. Its very hard now. Is that how its supposed to be? I haven't unwrapped it from the plastic wrap yet to check the firmness. Will it soften when warmed up?


cathie_shinnick Posted 23 Jun 2009 , 10:22pm
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Yes. just let it sit out. you really dont have to put it in the fridge. Once it sits out for a while and you knead it it should be just fine.... good luck ...oh and welcome to CC

mandysue Posted 24 Jun 2009 , 7:05pm
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I learned to not bother with the frig when it comes to fondant. It won't spoil and it just gets super-hard. If you can't let it sit out for several hours, you can use the microwave to help you soften it. It doesn't take 10 seconds for a baseball size hunk, but it makes a huge difference in trying to knead it.

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