How Long Does Fondant Last After It's Opened?

Decorating By Marla84 Updated 21 Jul 2011 , 3:02am by Marianna46

Marla84 Posted 21 Jul 2011 , 1:42am
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I have a tub of black Duff's fondant I bought and opened last year. It smells, tastes and looks fine, but there is no expiration date so I'm wondering if it is still ok to use. I've used it a few times throughout the year and kept it in my cupboard wrapped in plastic and inside the tub.

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Marianna46 Posted 21 Jul 2011 , 2:16am
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As long as it's wrapped well, it can last for months. If you're in doubt about how soon you'll be using it again after it's opened, you can freeze it for months on end (well wrapped, of course).

Sweet_Cakes Posted 21 Jul 2011 , 2:19am
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I have a question too...can it be wrapped in plastic wrap and then wrapped in foil? It's hard to buy fondant or gumpaste because I don't make cakes for a living...only for special occasions (at least right now)...but I would like to keep some of the supplies around...

Marianna46 Posted 21 Jul 2011 , 2:50am
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Yes, Sweet_Cakes, you can do that, too. I usually wrap it in two layers of plastic and a zip-top bag.

Sweet_Cakes Posted 21 Jul 2011 , 2:51am
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What about gumpaste? How do you keep that from drying out? Is it the same way?

Marianna46 Posted 21 Jul 2011 , 3:02am
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I generally treat gumpaste and fondant the same way.

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