Help! Sweating Fondant

Decorating By wilsonar Updated 3 Sep 2010 , 8:25pm by catlharper

wilsonar Posted 3 Sep 2010 , 5:16pm
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Hi! Anyone have any suggestions on how to fix/dry fondant that's sweating and shiny?

Advice would be great!

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brincess_b Posted 3 Sep 2010 , 5:31pm
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if you just leave it to dry in theory it will be fine, can help to put a fan near it too.

catlharper Posted 3 Sep 2010 , 8:25pm
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First of all, keep it out of the fridge. Fondant, if you can avoid it, should not go back into the fridge after it's been applied. Only do this when you have a perishable filling.

Let it sit out and come to room temperature and the shiny/sticky should dry out again and give you a matt finish.

I've been told that if you need to refridgerate a covered cake that you will want to put in a cake box, wrap that box with plastic so that condensation occurs on the outside of the plastic and not your cake. I have not tried this myself, just passing on what I have read.

I make a point of using only shelf stable fillings and not refridgerating my cakes after crumbcoating.



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