Can You Freeze A Fondont Covered Cake? Oh Yes U Can!

Decorating By mom2my3girlz Updated 17 Apr 2010 , 4:22am by cherrycakes

mom2my3girlz Posted 29 Mar 2010 , 12:18pm
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I have posted about this and didn't get many replies. So this weekend was my daughter's birthday.. I made a 2 tier cake. We only ate the bottom tier so I still had the top tier intact with dragees and fondont decorations throughout. I wanted to test it myself......and....YES YOU CAN!!! I put in freezer uncovered and took it out 2 days later....let it thaw for a few hours and is was like new...not sticky at all. When I took it out it was alittle sticky but once condensation was gone...it was nice and dry and just like the first day....So all you guys that wanted to know this..here ya go!

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hynest Posted 29 Mar 2010 , 6:57pm
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Wow - thanks for the info. Can I ask what type of fondant you used?

mamawrobin Posted 29 Mar 2010 , 8:02pm
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Thanks but I would also like to know what kind of fondant you used. I know that you can freeze Satin Ice fondant but didn't know you could successfully freeze any other. I'm gonna have to give it a try.

mom2my3girlz Posted 30 Mar 2010 , 3:12am
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MMF is what I used.. and it worked !!! Cake boss does it all the time and his cakes are fully decorated when he takes them out the freezer...so i decided to try it and YES!! IT WORKS!! It take about 8 hours for it to be complete dry though.

dguerrant Posted 30 Mar 2010 , 4:06am
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to help prevent condensation which can cause the colors to bleed, when you take it out of the freezer, put it in the fridge and let it thaw in there. Yes, it does take longer, but little to no condensation.

Motta Posted 30 Mar 2010 , 4:27am
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great tip - THANK YOU!

I had read that Ron Ben-Israel has a unique, secret, custom-designed refrigerator that allows him to refrigerate fondant cakes. Has anyone tried to just keep one cold in the fridge vs. freezer?

Couturecupcakes Posted 30 Mar 2010 , 1:12pm
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You're right Motta, Toba Garrett had said in one of her classes that there are humitity free refrigerators that they used to store their fondant cakes and they are very, very expensive.

GI Posted 30 Mar 2010 , 1:49pm
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When you took it out of the freezer, did you leave it uncovered on your counter?

mom2my3girlz Posted 30 Mar 2010 , 3:43pm
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Yes. Uncovered. Just like Cake Boss. Goes in Freezer uncovered. My decorations didn't bleed or anything. It was just like the first day. I am so happy I got to try it for myself.

KHalstead Posted 30 Mar 2010 , 3:51pm
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Originally Posted by Motta

great tip - THANK YOU!

I had read that Ron Ben-Israel has a unique, secret, custom-designed refrigerator that allows him to refrigerate fondant cakes. Has anyone tried to just keep one cold in the fridge vs. freezer?





I put fondant covered cakes in the fridge,( just in the cake box) all the time!!! I did it long before I realized that you weren't "supposed to" and never had a problem!! I've done it with mmf and also with satin ice and have never had any bleeding or condensation problems!

msulli10 Posted 30 Mar 2010 , 4:05pm
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I keep mine in the fridge all the time as well. I only run into problems in the warmer, humid months when it gets condensation after coming out of the fridge.

Rosie2 Posted 30 Mar 2010 , 4:09pm
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Have anyone tried to freeze a cake with Michele Foster's fondant? I love her fondant and I make it all the time.

Thank you mom2my3girlz for the great info! thumbs_up.gif

TPACakeGirl Posted 30 Mar 2010 , 4:09pm
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Cake boss did a live interview online about a month ago where someone asked him about refrigerating his fondant. He said that he had a special refrigerator/freezer made that cuts out the humidity and condensation. It's not a regular refrigerator/freezer.

GI Posted 30 Mar 2010 , 7:17pm
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Originally Posted by mom2my3girlz

Yes. Uncovered. Just like . Goes in Freezer uncovered. My decorations didn't bleed or anything. It was just like the first day. I am so happy I got to try it for myself.




That is sooo awesome! thumbs_up.gif I've always just wondered....now I know. icon_biggrin.gif Wow, but I would be so chicken! icon_lol.gif

4sweet Posted 30 Mar 2010 , 7:37pm
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Originally Posted by Couturecupcakes

You're right Motta, Toba Garrett had said in one of her classes that there are humitity free refrigerators that they used to store their fondant cakes and they are very, very expensive.




I allways store my fondant cakes in refrigerator .

ladyonzlake Posted 5 Apr 2010 , 12:07am
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Me too, Although at the commercial kitchen where I rent time they have a huge walk in and I can't put my fondant cakes in it due to the high humidity. My flowers and other decorations wilt. At home in the frig. my cakes do fine.

cakemo Posted 14 Apr 2010 , 6:04pm
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Thank you all so much for this info. But I'm wondering, can you freeze the wiltons fondant? I'm new at doing this as a side business and have been very busy. I find myself up half the night (cause it's easier to work without the kids "help") and then I'm beat the next day. I've been baking and freezing the cakes in advance, but have been to afraid to try decorating then freezing. Any advice is greatly appreciated!!!

GI Posted 16 Apr 2010 , 3:35pm
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I'm not familiar with the Wilton fondant in freezing. I would just try freezing a little bit for experimentation and see how you like it. icon_smile.gif

cherrycakes Posted 17 Apr 2010 , 4:22am
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I made a cake a week early (oops!) and it's completely covered in Michele Foster's fondant. It's in the freezer now and I'll post how it turns out after next weekend.

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