Can I Stick A Cake Covered With Fondant In The Fridge?

Decorating By TheMagicOfLove Updated 21 Aug 2014 , 10:27pm by TatianaS

TheMagicOfLove Posted 2 Mar 2013 , 9:45am
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AI made a cake, covered with marshmallow fondant, can I put it in the fridge over night? Or will it get ruined? Because I read some stuff on the internet and I stumbled across some info that the fondant will get ruined because the marshmallows will take some of the water from the fridge or sth... So what do you think?

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wendymc2001 Posted 2 Mar 2013 , 10:44am
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I have put a cake in the fridge with fondant on before and it was not good when it came out, it went all soft and sticky, some of this settled down when out of the fridge for a while but would not recommend it.



scrumdiddlycakes Posted 2 Mar 2013 , 11:27am
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I use a lot of perishable frostings and fillings, so mine are always in the fridge, I've never had a problem.

I very rarely use MMF though, but I did just do one yesterday, and it was in the fridge all night and half the day, it came out without any problems.

Where I live we have high levels of humidity, but a cool climate, both of those affect what happens to refrigerated fondant.

If I am worried, I use the box method, (simply placing the cake in a cardboard box while it is in the fridge and bringing it back to room temp in said box, the cardboard helps absorb the moisture).

My suggestion, try it. You will hear so many mixed results and opinions, that you really need to test it out for yourself, and see if it works for you.

TheMagicOfLove Posted 2 Mar 2013 , 11:52am
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AOk, thanks I guess I'll try ;) But if not the fridge, than where could I keep it over the night?

Goreti Posted 2 Mar 2013 , 1:26pm
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I refrigerate my cakes covered in marshmallow fondant all the time and have never had an issue.

lapazlady Posted 2 Mar 2013 , 1:33pm
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I place all my cakes in the refrigerator with no problem.  (Except in the summer when the humidity is HIGH. Then the cakes tend to sweat and need time to dry before they can be touched.  Air conditioning helps a great deal.)

KateCoughlin Posted 2 Jul 2013 , 4:48pm
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lapazlady - quick follow up question: when the humidity is high (my current environment) then you do not refrigerate your fondant covered cake at all?  You just use a/c to keep it dry and cool?  Or are you saying you use a/c when you take the cake outta the frig to help the sweating dry?

lapazlady Posted 3 Jul 2013 , 9:27pm
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I turn the A/C on in a small room, cool it off and then put the cake in the cooled room for several hours (3-4).  This helps the cake get closer to regular room temperature.  The A/C is gradually reduced, that is I raise the temperature, and bring the room closer to outside air temps.  This helps a great deal.  I finish the cake off in the cooler environment and deliver it when it is at normal room temperature.  I've played with this technique a lot trying to get the best results with the least amount of electricity use.  You have to see what works best in your local.  

TatianaS Posted 31 Jul 2014 , 6:18pm
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AI am experimenting with refrigeration of my mmf covered cakes. I used a couple of different recipes and still no luck. Fondant just looks like it is gonna run away off my cake, looks wet, sticky and gooey. Is anyone can share a recipe of mmf which doesn't "afraid" refrigeration?

TatianaS Posted 5 Aug 2014 , 4:17pm
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TatianaS Posted 5 Aug 2014 , 6:17pm
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AThank you for sharing MKC. Our humidity here is mild, mostly around 60%. I will definitely try first recipe since everybody wants marshmallow fondant. Do you cover your cake with a cardboard box while in a refrigerator?

MKC Posted 5 Aug 2014 , 7:16pm
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No I don't. Never heard of this trick before.


I made one this weekend and the humidity was at 79%. After taking it out of the refrigerator, the fondant was a bit shinny but not sweating. Eventually, the fondant dried and was perfect.


On a side note, we had air conditioning in the house, in the car and at the venue.

cai0311 Posted 6 Aug 2014 , 12:47pm
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AI refrigerate all my cakes - including fondant covered cakes. When I take the cake out of the fridge condensation forms on the cake. Just don't touch the cake until it dries. I don't bother with a fan to speed up the process, just let it dry on my counter on its own.

TatianaS Posted 19 Aug 2014 , 5:36pm
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AI tried this recipe and it worked. At first when I took the cake our of refrigerator , fondant turned shiny and sticky and in a couple of hours it dried out well. Only one thing I didn't like about this recipe, that fondant was cracked all around the top edges of my cake. I didn't roll it out too thin and edges weren't too sharp either. I blame it all on the perfect rainy day. Any suggestions what did I do wrong? I usually use mmf made with a corn syrup and this recipe is with glycerin. My hubby says it is a little bitter to his taste and I agree with it. Is it aftertaste of glycerin or it is Lora Ann butter flavor?

MKC Posted 19 Aug 2014 , 8:21pm
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I've tried it with corn syrup and had a lot more success with glycerin. I don't remember the fondant cracking at all using glycerin. Wilton sells small bottles but now I purchase the larger bottles from a supplier here in Canada.


Everyone loves the taste of this fondant.

TatianaS Posted 21 Aug 2014 , 7:23pm
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AI used wilton glycerin too. Today I got a great deal on huge bottle of CK glycerin and I am gonna try this recipe again. I wonder if my mmf was too soft. It was rainy for two days, maybe humidity did its job of messing up with my mmf. I kneaded a lot more then 2 lb of powdered sugar and mmf didn't get hard over night at all.

TatianaS Posted 21 Aug 2014 , 10:27pm
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AI am a moron!!! Just added a little of glycerin to the same batch and it worked well. I covered a cake dummy in no time and it is perfect. I mean PERFECT! Thank you everybody for your help!

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