syarber Posted 26 Mar 2012 , 3:54am
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Ok so I have seen several videos where professional bakers put a fondant cake int the frig. Are these a special type of frig? I have always been told not to and seen several times on his site not as well. So do any of you that own businesses do this or have a special frig for this? If so could please tell me what type it is so I can do more research on it. TIA

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cai0311 Posted 26 Mar 2012 , 8:59pm
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There are 1000s of threads on this topic with 1/2 the posters saying "no, it ruins the cake" and the other 1/2 saying "sure, I do it all the time".

Your best bet is do make a 6" cake, cover it with fondant and stick it in the refrigerator over night. Then you will know for a certain if your fondant and refrigerator mix okay.

lorieleann Posted 26 Mar 2012 , 11:51pm
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I second the previous poster: test a small cake and see how it goes. I live in a very dry, arid location and I use the fridge all the time for fondant.

syarber Posted 27 Mar 2012 , 5:12pm
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I live in oregon lots of rain yay! I thought I had read somewhere about low moisture frigs. Not sure if that is the right term. I know in my frig right now the fondant will melt. I'm looking at slowly buying new equipment and wanted to research it more.

Ashleyssweetdesigns Posted 27 Mar 2012 , 5:19pm
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I use a basic frig and make it colder when I need to put cakes in it. But thats just my preference I like to lay fondant on my cakes when there almost frozen to get nice clean lines and also when storing the cakes after decorated. They are fine 100 percent of the time in the frig. Never had a problem.

aundron Posted 27 Mar 2012 , 5:19pm
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I put fondant cakes in the frig all the time, I may have one of those "low moisture" refrigerators and didn't know it!! LOL!! icon_redface.gif

When I do put it in the frig, I put it in a box, then I wrap the open parts of the box in saran wrap, making sure no air gets in. I've had no problems when I do this.

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bmarlow001 Posted 27 Mar 2012 , 5:36pm
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I also put mine in the fridge and wrap it.. never had a problem with it!

TexasSugar Posted 29 Mar 2012 , 2:50pm
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I think another thing to consider is the humidity in your area. If you live in a high humidity area, then there is a big chance you will have to deal with condensation.

I saw Broween Webber at a demo last summer and she said she put every one of her cakes in the fridge/cooler, and I was thinking how in the world do you do that here in Texas. She went on to say they boxed all there cakes and used the packets of stuff that absorbs moisture.

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