How Do I Store A Fondant Wedding Cake With Mousse Filling?

Decorating By sewsugarqueen Updated 26 Aug 2011 , 3:43pm by AKS

sewsugarqueen Posted 22 Sep 2010 , 2:38pm
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My goddaughter wants a white chocolate mousse filling with fresh raspberries and covered with fondant. I know you really shouldn't refrigerate fondant covered cake but with a mousse filling I think that has to be done. I am worried about fresh raspberries in the mousse , white chocolate buttercream filling. Has anyone done that and do you have suggestions. All my other wedding cakes have just been jams and buttercream or ganache fillings. I really could use some advice. icon_cry.gif

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cai0311 Posted 22 Sep 2010 , 5:40pm
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There are tons and tons of posts on this very topic. Some people say you cannot ever put a fondant covered cake in a refrigerator, others claim you can... It is a never ending discussion.

I use Fondarific fondant. I put my fondant covered cakes in the refrigerator all the time without any problems. The fondant does harden some, but since it is a really soft fondant to begin with, I don't see it as a problem.

Sweetwise Posted 22 Sep 2010 , 8:56pm
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I refrigerate and even freeze my fondant covered cakes. I think it varies on the success of that brand to brand. I use Fondx and swear by it. I think the most important thing is to keep condensation from settling on the surface of the cake. You can do that by placing the layers in boxes, and have extra security by scrunching up plastic wrap into balls to fill the empty space in the box. Keeps the moisture off the cake without marring the finish. Good luck with it!

bakencake Posted 22 Sep 2010 , 9:22pm
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when i watch tv i always see the decorators put their finished fondant-covered cakes in their refrigerators. I use the wilton's brand, does anybody know if i can put that in the refrigerator?

debbief Posted 22 Sep 2010 , 10:39pm
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I don't know how much the brand is a factor, but I have heard location is a big factor. If you live in a humid climate, you will get more condensation when your cake comes to room temperature (from what Ive read on here). But I believe I've also read if you don't touch it and just let it sit for awile, the condensation will evaporate. I have no experience with this though.

I live in a dry climate and I put fondant covered cakes in the fridge quite often without any problems. I did a cake not too long ago - one tier filled with coconut cream and another with banana cream. Theres no way I wasnt going to keep that chilled.

sweettreat101 Posted 23 Sep 2010 , 7:53am
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99 percent of my cakes are filled with a whipped cream mousse. I refrigerate all of my cakes and have never had any problems. I don't live in a highly humid area though. I have heard of people placing the cake in a box and then refrigerating the cake. I refrigerate fondant all the time.

sweettreat101 Posted 23 Sep 2010 , 7:56am
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Fondarific also list on their website that their fondant can be frozen for up to one year. I agree with the poster that says the brand probably has something to do with it.

mireillea Posted 23 Sep 2010 , 8:36am
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If I where you, I would make a mini cake and just try it and see how it works. Nothing works as good as practice.

Mama_Mias_Cakes Posted 23 Sep 2010 , 9:59am
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I also have refrigerated fondant without a problem. You just let it sit at room temp for a bit before you serve it to let the condensation from the temp change dry before you serve it. Along with Fondarific, both Wilton and Satin Ice can be refrigerated. I'm not sure that I would refrigerate Pettinice, because I know several decorators that had problems with refrigerating that brand. I have not tried that brand myself though.

agemyers Posted 23 Sep 2010 , 10:28am
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I made cake last week with Wilton fondant and it did great in refrigerator. Good luck with your cake icon_smile.gif

Rhis Posted 26 Aug 2011 , 3:26pm
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do you have to put your fondant cake in a box before you put it in the fridge?

Ashleyssweetdesigns Posted 26 Aug 2011 , 3:42pm
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No need to box it. Ive out wilton fondant and satin ice in the fridge and it holds up beautifully. No need to worry. The only thing I would never put in the fridge is anything made out of gumpaste. if you have gumpaste flowers or figurines take them off the cake before storing in the fridge.

AKS Posted 26 Aug 2011 , 3:43pm
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As for the TV shows, I think I heard somewhere that their refrigerators are special low-humidity ones that allow for this.

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