Okay - what are your thoughts? We have covered cakes many times with fondant and placed them in the fridge. We tell customers to allow the cake to sit out several hours prior to serving and it would be fine. Now I read that you should not place a fondant covered cake in the fridge. I am very interested in your thoughts on this and possible experiences.
I have done it several times and it works very well. You will get people that say don't but it depends upon the type of fondant that you use. I use Michelle Foster's Fondant and I don't have any problems with it sweating.
A cold cake put into a warm/humid environment will sweat, just like an iced drink develops condensation on a glass. It's a given physical reaction.
If the air is very dry, the condensation may virtually non-existent.
It's just condensation. It'll dry.
If you're worried about color dripping because of condensation, or some other issue, you can box the cake, wrap the box with saran several times, and put that in the fridge. Don't take it out of the box until it's come to room temp. It can't form condensation then.
I always always always frig my fondant cakes. The only exception to that is airbrushed fondant I wouldn't want to take a chance of the colors bleeding.
I don't put ANY cake in the fridge. Ever. Never have.
I take it back. I do refrigerate German chocolate cake, due to the egg yolks in the icing.
But that's the only one.