Tlc Shows And Refrigeration

Decorating By bakerfairy Updated 9 Apr 2011 , 3:00pm by ladyk333

bakerfairy Posted 9 Apr 2011 , 4:11am
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What's with all these TLC cake decorating shows where everyone is actually refrigerating their fondant cakes?? I thought you couldn't refrigerate a fondant-covered cake? I've avoided using all of those delicious custard and cream cheese fillings they use for that very reason, and now I'm just wondering if I can do this too?? Anyone know what the deal is?

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bcarb Posted 9 Apr 2011 , 4:17am
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I do not know from experience myself, but members here have said that you have to avoid condensation settling on it, so refregerate in a box.

cakegal1195 Posted 9 Apr 2011 , 4:24am
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yup, refrigerate in a box and then plastic wrap and when you take it out let it come to RT in the box, without touching until it's at RT.

TheBakingNurse Posted 9 Apr 2011 , 4:38am
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I make my own MMF and i always put mine in the fridge. I have never had a problem with my fondant and condensation but i have with the gumpaste!

bakerfairy Posted 9 Apr 2011 , 4:39am
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So you wouldn't want the plastic wrap actually touching the cake I guess? And you would only do this before you have added any gumpaste accents right?

mplaidgirl2 Posted 9 Apr 2011 , 4:42am
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I put all my cakes in the fridge with no problem

bakerfairy Posted 9 Apr 2011 , 4:48am
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What about Satin Ice fondant? I normally make MMF, but I'm thinking about trying SI, and wondering if that can be refrigerated the same?

FromScratchSF Posted 9 Apr 2011 , 4:54am
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Your results may vary, but the refrigerators those bakeries probably have are humidity controlled, where most home fridges are not. They probably have zero condensation problems which is what you don;t want on your fondant.


Paperfishies Posted 9 Apr 2011 , 5:17am
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I've never had a problem with putting a fondant covered cake in the fridge.

dukeswalker Posted 9 Apr 2011 , 6:11am
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I always, always refrigerate my fondant covered cakes. I live in AZ and it is DRY here and our room temp is right around 80-82F...if I'm transporting a cake in the summer - even with the AC on high - its probably around 90F so I need a nice, firm, chilled cake to drive around with.

I've never had a problem with condensation.

steffla Posted 9 Apr 2011 , 6:21am
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Ditto...I have never had problem refrigerating my fondant covered cakes

KoryAK Posted 9 Apr 2011 , 7:01am
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It really depends on your environment. I'm in Alaska which is super dry, so I fridge my Satin Ice cakes alllll the time and never have a problem (only in a home-style fridge tho, the commercial walk ins are moist and will MELT your cake)

Sugar_N_Spice_Cakes Posted 9 Apr 2011 , 12:00pm
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I live in s. Florida, the humidity is a nightmare! however I do refrigerate my fondant cakes, I just have to plan for the condensation that WILL happen down here. I forms then evaporates as it comes to room temp. I doesn't really cause problems unless I have airbrushed the cake, then the condensation droplets cause color "puddles".

I will have to try using boxes to see if it helps.

Kiddiekakes Posted 9 Apr 2011 , 2:21pm
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I also refridgerate my cakes as I feel a cold sturdy cake is a decoraters best friend..LOL..It too is very dry here so Humidity is never a problem...

cakesbyashli Posted 9 Apr 2011 , 2:34pm
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I always refridgerate my fondant cakes with out any plastic wrap or boxing. In fact if it is a little humid out and the fondant cake gets sticky, if i place them in the fridge the moisture is drawn out. However, if I where to put it in the freezer, the condensation would definetly make things very sticky. I found if you wrap in several layers of plastic wrap place in freezer, and thaw in fridge with wrap on, then remove wrap at room temp it is fine.

ladyk333 Posted 9 Apr 2011 , 3:00pm
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I always use Satin Ice fondant and I do refrigerate my cakes in a separate regular fridge. I live in a dry climate and have never had any condensation on my cakes! Experiment on your family!! Make a lovely filled cake with a delicious perishable filling, cover in fondant and refrigerate (Easter is coming up!), bring it out to come to room temp and see what happens. It really does depend upon the humidity of your environment.

Good luck!

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