Can I put a fondant covered cake in the fridge? I've noticed that a lot of the bakers on TV put their fondant cakes in the fridge overnight before decorating. I was under the impression that I couldn't do that....but what if the filling needs to be kept refridgerated? Then what???
I use Satin Ice fondant and always refrigerate because my fillings are perishable. Yes, the fondant does sweat when it comes out of the fridge after an extended time, however, the moisture disappears after the cake comes to room temp. I would not recommend touching it while it is sweating though.
If the filling needs to be refrigerated, then you have to put it in the fridge.
Some people have a problem with the fondant getting soft and sticky as the cake comes to room temperature. I live in a humid climate and don't have that problem at all, but then I run the air conditioner 10 months out of the year and it pulls the moisture from the air. If you notice the fondant getting really wet and sticky looking, you can put the cake in front of a fan.
I live in a very dry climate and we put fondant cakes in the fridge all the time with no problems. The fondant does get tacky but we don't have any problems. In fact, it's actually helpful to adhere other accent pieces, dragees, bows, etc, etc because they stick on very easily without any excess water, piping gel, etc.
Good point Kim! Perfect time to apply accent pieces!
I have noticed that if my fondant covered cake is in a box and I let it come to room temperature IN the box, there is no sweating after I take it out of the fridge.
Thanks everyone for your replies...i think i'll take my chances and put it in the fridge after all. It's good to know that it has worked for you!
What about MMF? Anyone tried to place in the fridge. Seems like a good idea to chill the fondant and then let it sweat so the mmf accents would stick without using RI. Anyone tried this?
I use MMF all the time and put it in the fridge with no problems.
I find that it does not get as tacky as Satin Ice does but either one works fine.