Painting Directly On Cakes And Storing In Fridge

Decorating By 61999 Updated 14 May 2012 , 3:04pm by TexasSugar

61999 Posted 11 May 2012 , 3:37pm
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I have a cake that requires alot of time painting directly on the fondant. If I paint on it and then put it in a box inside the fridge will the paint be affected when I retrieve the cake? Using gel colors thinned with extract.

Any suggestions?

6 replies
Suewillo Posted 11 May 2012 , 8:07pm
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I don't think I would put fondant in the fridge because of moisture. If the fondant get moisture then this too might cause a problem with the fondant and paint. I have never done this so I am not sure but this is my thinking.

sweetcakes Posted 12 May 2012 , 4:08am
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if your cake will sweat when you take it out of the fridge then the colour may bead up. prevent the sweating and it will be ok.

soozicake Posted 12 May 2012 , 10:29am
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Have you got time to do a small test cake? I would be interested to know how it goes.

Lovelyladylibra Posted 12 May 2012 , 2:25pm
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don't do it!!! Unless you are absolutely positively sure you can stop condensation. I did it with a colorful leopard print cake I made and put it in the fridge when I pulled it out it sweated and my cake looked like this (didn't really matter though it was my beginning stages and for my sister and I)
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=206329926099617&set=a.193298217402788.46963.100001678327354&type=3&theater

61999 Posted 12 May 2012 , 9:47pm
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OK, well I don't think I am going to chance it. But I do have a little extra cake so I might just do a test so I know for in the future....if I do I'll post the results so you know the outcome. Thank you.

TexasSugar Posted 14 May 2012 , 3:04pm
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If you leave in a humid area and will get condensation on the cake when you remove it, I would not do it. Some people do live in areas were they don't have to deal with humidity and condensation.

Is there a reason you need to put the cake in the fridge?

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