Old Fondant - Shelf Life

Decorating By AmyS1965 Updated 14 Oct 2011 , 1:42am by auzzi

AmyS1965 Posted 12 Oct 2011 , 9:27pm
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Good Afternoon,

I have a box of Wilton Fondant that I have had in my pantry for about 3yrs now. It has never been opened. I am getting ready to make a cake for my nephew that calls for fondant. I can't find an expiration date on the box. Does this stuff last forever? Do you think it would still be good to use?

Thanks,
Amy

5 replies
leah_s Posted 12 Oct 2011 , 9:39pm
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Maybe, but I wouldn't eat 3 year old food.

carmijok Posted 12 Oct 2011 , 9:45pm
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It's probably OK. It's sugar and it's been sealed. Just open it and taste it. You'll know if it's stale. As an executive chef told me one time...if it smells good and it tastes good, then it is good.
If you're concerned about it...which you probably don't need to be...just use it for decor items like bows and flowers.

TexasSugar Posted 12 Oct 2011 , 9:59pm
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Personally I wouldn't use it on a cake myself.

Contact Wilton and they can tell you what the shelf life is for it.

AmyS1965 Posted 13 Oct 2011 , 11:26pm
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Thank you all for your responses. I went ahead and bought more today.

Thanks!
Amy

auzzi Posted 14 Oct 2011 , 1:42am
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Most rolled fondants, including Wilton, have an unopened shelf life of 12 months.
[Fondx has a shelf life of 8 months.]

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