Wet, Slimy, Shiney Oh My!

Decorating By KawaiiCakeCook Updated 21 Jun 2009 , 11:56am by PattyT

KawaiiCakeCook Posted 21 Jun 2009 , 7:06am
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kay, so when I chill my cakes my fondant and gum paste go all wet and slimey. What the heck? I understand the concept of condensation, and I realize why its happening, but it never happens in those cake shows and i need to know how to stop it because it looks awful when a customer comes to pick it up.

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phoufer Posted 21 Jun 2009 , 7:15am
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I don't refridgerate my fondant cakes, but I have read on here when you take it out of the fridge use a fan to dry it.

SarahJane Posted 21 Jun 2009 , 9:10am
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I put my fondant cakes in the fridge. They do get some condensation on them, but I've never had mine get slimy or change the look other than the look of dew on the cakes. Is your fridge too cold?

Caths_Cakes Posted 21 Jun 2009 , 9:27am
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this is why i always say . NEVER PUT FONDANT COVERED CAKES IN THE FRIDGE!!!! its a waste of time and can ruin your cake, all that hard work down the pan!

jamison3boys Posted 21 Jun 2009 , 9:48am
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I believe that the cake shows often have refrigeration that has the ability to keep a low humidity. I must agree though, I do not refrigerate my fondant cakes.

Doug Posted 21 Jun 2009 , 10:47am
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box the cake before putting in the fridge.

seal the box well.

leave in box when removed until a room temp.

maisyone2 Posted 21 Jun 2009 , 11:03am
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Just having a similar discussion in another thread.....I'm glad there are people here that are on the same page as I am with refrigerating fondant and gumpaste cakes and or decorations.

Gayle
SE MI

grama_j Posted 21 Jun 2009 , 11:08am
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Originally Posted by Doug

box the cake before putting in the fridge.

seal the box well.

leave in box when removed until a room temp.




Is that so you can't SEE the sweating and condensation ? icon_lol.gificon_confused.gif

Doug Posted 21 Jun 2009 , 11:15am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by grama_j

Quote:
Originally Posted by Doug

box the cake before putting in the fridge.

seal the box well.

leave in box when removed until a room temp.



Is that so you can't SEE the sweating and condensation ? icon_lol.gificon_confused.gif




no...it's so it condenses on the box and not on the cake. the equivalent of how your house keeps the rain off you (unless you have a leaky roof and then that gets back to sealing the box well)

grama_j Posted 21 Jun 2009 , 11:25am
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It was a joke, Doug........

PattyT Posted 21 Jun 2009 , 11:56am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Doug

Quote:
Originally Posted by grama_j

Quote:
Originally Posted by Doug

box the cake before putting in the fridge.

seal the box well.

leave in box when removed until a room temp.



Is that so you can't SEE the sweating and condensation ? icon_lol.gificon_confused.gif



no...it's so it condenses on the box and not on the cake. the equivalent of how your house keeps the rain off you (unless you have a leaky roof and then that gets back to sealing the box well)




Doug's right! And box method works too if you already have the cake in the fridge, or don't have room for both cake+box. Pull the cake from the fridge, put in a corrugated cardboard box, close it up and wait. The box seems to absorb the condensation. Keep it in the box as long as you can untill the cake comes to room temp this could take a couple of hours or more. Got this from Peggy Weaver, Peggys Baking Corner.

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