Sticky Fondant

Decorating By newcakester Updated 21 Jul 2010 , 4:29pm by catlharper

newcakester Posted 21 Jul 2010 , 4:26pm
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First, I apologize if this question has been asked a million times. I looked for an answer before posting and could not locate anything.

I have made a couple of MMF covered cakes. All goes well until they are completed. I place them in an open top cardboard box and cover with plastic wrap. After a little while the fondant becomes "wet" (for lack of a better term). It gets sticky and shiney looking. Is plastic wrap on top bad? Is it keeping in too much condensation? If I leave the plastic wrap off, will the fondant become too hard to eat?

Any advice is appreciated

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catlharper Posted 21 Jul 2010 , 4:29pm
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Your fondant will stay nice and soft for several days, you don't need to cover it. Once the cake has been cut you want to put a dome on it or put it in a cake box to help the cake stay moist but your fondant will be fine. When you are covering it with plastic wrap you are creating a wonderful environment for humidity..thus shiny sticky fondant. So go ahead and put it in the cake box but don't seal with plastic wrap.

Cat

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