Help! Why Did My Fondant Wilted?

Decorating By karukaru Updated 9 Feb 2013 , 5:43pm by KateLS

karukaru Posted 8 Feb 2013 , 2:56pm
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AI have to make cupcakes for tomorrow and I already did all the fondant figurines. Last night I left an orange (as if it was the cupcake) with the fondant figures on top inside the cupcake box/container. When I woke this morni. The fondant wasn't hard anymore. It was wilted. Do you think it was because the container was closed or was it because of the gasses the orange releases. TIA.

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KateLS Posted 8 Feb 2013 , 3:45pm
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Hi there.  So sorry this happened.  But yes, you're correct.  If the fondant can't breath it gets really soft and moist.  At least they'll still be yummy. =) 


Good luck!

karukaru Posted 8 Feb 2013 , 5:35pm
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AHi thanks! So it wasn't because of the orange? I thought maybe the gasses it releases were doing that. I guess I'll have to box them later. I didn't want to do that because it is for 100 cupcakes. I guess I will have to box them up and put a bow later. Thanks! =)

KateLS Posted 9 Feb 2013 , 5:43pm
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AI've never put an orange with my fondant, so I'm not sure if it added to the softening of the fondant, but I have closed my hardened fondant before in boxes, plastic wrap, and tupperware, and it always goes soft and moist.

Adding the bows right before is a great idea.

Good luck with all those cupcakes!

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