Temp On My Fridge

Decorating By MoniCakes7818 Updated 14 May 2013 , 11:20pm by maybenot

MoniCakes7818 Posted 14 May 2013 , 1:57pm
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Hi All,

So I got a new fridge for my cake "studio" and it's amazing. It's a double door stainless steel Love it!!! only problem I have is that I can't put my fondant cakes in it becuase it's makes them all gummy! why is that? I've tried regulating the temp but I'm not sure if i should turn the temp up or down? I can put them in my regular fridge and they are fine, but this one is not doing what it should. It keeps all others good and fresh. Anyone else heard of anything like this? Can any one give me any tips on how to fix it?

it would be GREATLY Appreciated.

 

Thanks so much

Monica

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maybenot Posted 14 May 2013 , 11:20pm
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Changing the temp in the fridge won't really help.  The issue is the amount of moisture/humidity in the fridge. 

 

Home refrigerators are usually very dry, so condensation isn't a problem.  Commercial refrigerators are generally designed to be more humid, often if humidity controls.

 

First of all, are the cakes visibly "gummy" when you take them out and before they've been exposed to room air?

If so, and if you're new fridge is a residential model, I can think of several reasons for increased humidity.

Does it have a special produce drawer with humidity control?  If so, I'd set that to the least humid as is possible. 

Are you putting warm things into the fridge when cold, fondant covered cakes are in there?  That will quickly cause condensation on the cold items.

If this is a side by side or french door fridge, if the doors and seals aren't working perfectly, then humid warm air is getting inside all of the time.

 

Now, if the cakes get gummy after being taken out of the fridge & sitting on the counter for awhile, it has NOTHING to do with the fridge.  It's merely normal condensation because the air is warmer and more humid and it condenses on the cold cake.

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