Storing Colored Fondant

Decorating By korkyo Updated 12 Aug 2010 , 3:04pm by tigerhawk83

korkyo Posted 12 Aug 2010 , 1:28pm
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Is there any trick to storing colored fondant?

When I have little bits of fondant that I've colored myself I wrap it tight in a zip lock bad and put them all in a bucket.

What I'm ending up with is fondant that taste bad even after just a couple weeks. Why does this happen to the colors when the white is never a problem?

I don't want to waste all that colored fondant or have to remix a bunch every time I need to make characters and such.

Thanks for the help!!

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leah_s Posted 12 Aug 2010 , 1:30pm
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I only use commercial fondant and it keeps for a long time. You can coat a glob with some veg shortening and then wrap tightly in plastic film, then put that into a zip top bag.

ddaigle Posted 12 Aug 2010 , 1:52pm
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korkyo..what brand of coloring did you use to color your fondant. It takes a lot of Wilton color to make dark(er) colors which may leave your fondant tasting funny.

I make my own fondant, wrap in plastic, then place in a ziplop baggy, then put in a covered container. Lasts for MONTHS and does not taste funny. I do add flavoring to my fondant too which may help.

tigerhawk83 Posted 12 Aug 2010 , 3:04pm
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I've used both MFF and commercial fondant colored - I wrap in saran then put in a ziploc baggie, force out as much air as possible and throw it in the freezer. I store excess gumpaste the same way. I thaw it out unwrapped - have had no problem. I only do cakes for a hobby so I need to be able to store excess fondant for awhile and this seems to work for me.

Agree that the trouble may be the flavor of the color. I took some advice I got on this forum and knead in some flavored oil (like Lorann oils) to my fondant. Really love the almond oil - it matches the flavors I use in my buttercream (where I use almond extract)

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