Last night, I put a cake covered in green buttercream in the fridge. This is a stainless steel 2 door commercial True refrigerator. When I took the cake out today to decorate it, it was covered with green droplets of water. I couldn't believe the amount of moisture in there.
I haven't put a fondant covered cake in there yet but now, I'm afraid to. Has anyone had this amount of moisture on buttercream cakes before? Any ideas on how to dehumidify the refrigerator?
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oh yes, I have that problem a LOT. the only thing that works for me is putting the cake in a box. It seems to keep the condensation off, and the colors from running as much. I can't wait to get a new fridge with a humidity control.
Someone suggested DampRid to me, but I'm hesitant to use it since I could just imagine what my health inspector would say to that!
I have not tried this product myself, but it claims to get rid of excess moisture:
Geraldine's Desiccant (# DESIC2) - it's FDA approved and can be placed in direct contact with food.
"Excellent at moisture control, can keep frozen and refrigerated sugarpaste/fondant cakes dry from condensation for several weeks"
By the way, placing cakes in cardboard boxes work great for me!
Thanks! I will try this. I've put fondant covered cakes in boxes and it worked great. But, this was the first time in this fridge. I've never had condensation on buttercream cakes before, ever!