How long can I leave cut up flowers of fondant out in a dry temprature place? Do I have to refregirate them? I am making cupcakes with icing and flowers made of fondant, but I have started cutting some out so I can have everything ready by Friday and set up the cupcakes. This is for a babyshower and the shower is on Saturday.
It really just depends on what you want. If you want them to be somewhat hard and dry on the cupcake, then you can make them now. And then just stick them into the frosting. If you want them to be soft (and the people might want to eat them), then you can cut them out, wrap them in saran wrap, and then ziplock bag them. They will be a little softer and more pliable.
Personally, I like them when they are a bit harder so that they can stand up on their own and sit on the icing. I just want them to be for decoration and not really for the person to eat. Although, it would still be edible...it just doesn't appeal to me.
Hope this helps!