acrissiez Posted 2 Oct 2013 , 8:09am
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AI made some marshmallow fondant for my sisters cake and I thought I had it perfectly set. The recipe says that the fondant has to spend the night in the refrigerator. I thought I had everything perfect until I realized I had my dates wrong. I figured that I'd make the fondant, let it rest overnight, then the next day make the cake, add the fondant and then the next day it's her birthday. But then I realized I made the fondant two days early. So the fondant has already spent two nights in the fridge and later today I'm gonna roll it out then its gonna spend another night in the fridge.

First question: is my fondant gonna be fine when I roll it out or am I in for a disaster?

Second question: will my fondant make it another night in the fridge in the shape that I want it or should I roll it out and use it on her birthday?

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LizzieAylett Posted 2 Oct 2013 , 8:32am
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It depends on your recipe, but I really don't see why it would not be absolutely fine.  Normal marshmallow fondant doesn't need to be kept refridgerated, and it is harder to work with cold fondant, so I would take it out of the fridge and keep it somewhere dark at room temperature.  As long as it is well wrapped to keep it from drying out, it should last a good long while.

BatterUpCake Posted 2 Oct 2013 , 8:41am
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I never put fondant in the fridge (unless it is on a cake) How long would a bag of marshmallows and a bag of PS last? They don't go bad. If your fondant is tightly wrapped and stored properly it will last quite a long time. Even if it dries out some you can knead a small amount of shortening into it.

scrumdiddlycakes Posted 2 Oct 2013 , 8:47am
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Fondant lasts for ages, I agree with taking it out of the fridge, it will be impossible to work with cold.

I very rarely work with MMF, but when I have, I have always warmed it up just a tad in the microwave first. Makes it much easier to roll out.

Claire138 Posted 2 Oct 2013 , 11:03am
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I use MMF all the time, definitely take it out of the fridge there is no need for it to be in there and it will be impossible to roll out. It lasts for ages bc it's basically only sugar. Good luck!

fcakes Posted 2 Oct 2013 , 2:20pm
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I use MMF all the time, and it doesn't need to be in the fridge at all. It lasts a lonnnnnggggg time, since it is basically sugar along with gum, that gives it flexibility.

acrissiez Posted 3 Oct 2013 , 8:08am
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AThank you all so much. I will take it out of the fridge right away. I'm so glad to know it lasts a long time. Again thank you all for your help. This is a great website!

Claire138 Posted 3 Oct 2013 , 8:11am
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If you have a few weeks between orders you can freeze it too, just take it out a couple of days before you need it and allow it to come to room temp before using it.

johnbailey64 Posted 3 Oct 2013 , 9:13pm
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I keep leftover pieces of mm fondant tightly wrapped in the fridge for months, to use if I just need a little of one color or another. Then just put small pieces in the microwave for 6 seconds at a time to warm it, if I don't have time to let it sit out to come back to room temp. :smile:

When I make a fresh batch I leave it tightly covered on the counter for a couple of days, at least overnight before I use it.

acrissiez Posted 3 Oct 2013 , 10:03pm

AIt was a good thing I took the fondant out of the fridge. I didn't know the temp was on full blast and it froze. Everything was fine until I had to use the red mm fondant. I rolled it out but when I would pick it up it would stretch until it ripped. Really frustrating. But then I put in the freezer hopping that by the time I need it, it would be a little tougher and it was. When I used it I right away put the cake in the fridge. But I think the red is still stretching. I really hope it makes it by the time she blows out the candles.

By the way this is how the cake turned out:

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dawnybird Posted 3 Oct 2013 , 10:56pm

Your cake turned out really cute! I hope your sister liked it.

acrissiez Posted 7 Oct 2013 , 1:44am

AThank you. She loved it . She was happy that she got the cake she wanted and loved that I gave it a little something extra with the superman outfit.

acrissiez Posted 7 Oct 2013 , 1:51am

ANow that I know how to make the MMF I think I will be making it a lot more. All I have to say about making the MMF is whoever plans on making it for the first time, like me, make sure you have a lot of vegetable shortening and good luck. I want to thank all of you for the advice and I really appreciate all of your help.

sahmceo Posted 23 Oct 2014 , 10:52am

Can it be used in crafting, the MMF 

johnbailey64 Posted 23 Oct 2014 , 3:35pm

I have had people keep it (toppers) for years. lol.  So I would think so.

sahmceo Posted 23 Oct 2014 , 3:49pm

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Gingerlocks Posted 23 Oct 2014 , 8:17pm

I've frozen MMF taken it out, thawed it and used it (*gasp! Shock Horror! I know..) but it was absolutely fine. I mean MMF is by no means my "go to" when it comes to fondant, but its pretty durable stuff from what I've seen. By no means am I an expert on MMF, but way back in the day when I was learning I had a bunch left over so I just threw it in the freezer, wrapped up..I didn't know it was something  you "shouldn't" do at the time as I was a newbie. 

mattyeatscakes Posted 23 Oct 2014 , 9:18pm

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I've frozen MMF taken it out, thawed it and used it (*gasp! Shock Horror! I know..) but it was absolutely fine. I mean MMF is by no means my "go to" when it comes to fondant, but its pretty durable stuff from what I've seen. By no means am I an expert on MMF, but way back in the day when I was learning I had a bunch left over so I just threw it in the freezer, wrapped up..I didn't know it was something  you "shouldn't" do at the time as I was a newbie. 

I exclusively use MMF for my cakes and cupcakes. I freeze leftovers all the time and thaw when i need to use them. Why is this method a "shouldn't"? I never heard that one should not freeze leftover MMF.

Gingerlocks Posted 23 Oct 2014 , 9:33pm

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I exclusively use MMF for my cakes and cupcakes. I freeze leftovers all the time and thaw when i need to use them. Why is this method a "shouldn't"? I never heard that one should not freeze leftover MMF.

I just always thought you should never freeze fondant..and figured that extended to MMF; but I rarely use MMF. 

DeniseNH Posted 24 Oct 2014 , 3:25am

Absolutely don't freeze or refrigerate MMF.  I keep leftover MMF in sealed bags in a large bucket and am always grateful for a little extra when I run out.  MMF is a little too soft for larger figures but is perfect for the smaller ones.

mattyeatscakes Posted 24 Oct 2014 , 5:10am

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Absolutely don't freeze or refrigerate MMF.  I keep leftover MMF in sealed bags in a large bucket and am always grateful for a little extra when I run out.  MMF is a little too soft for larger figures but is perfect for the smaller ones.

This info is truly new to me. I freeze my MMF and thaw (even microwaved to defrost) when i need it. So far it has been successful for me. Why can't we freeze MMF? Does it change the texture?

ammcats Posted 24 Oct 2014 , 8:34am

AI'm with you Matty, I freeze leftovers all the time. I also freeze cakes:smile: with the fondant attached and have never had a problem:-)

Gingerlocks Posted 24 Oct 2014 , 2:58pm

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This info is truly new to me. I freeze my MMF and thaw (even microwaved to defrost) when i need it. So far it has been successful for me. Why can't we freeze MMF? Does it change the texture?

 

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Absolutely don't freeze or refrigerate MMF.  I keep leftover MMF in sealed bags in a large bucket and am always grateful for a little extra when I run out.  MMF is a little too soft for larger figures but is perfect for the smaller ones.

 

I'm wondering if it just depends on the recipe? It worked perfectly fine the two times I did it..

DeniseNH Posted 24 Oct 2014 , 3:04pm

The reason I said don't freeze it is because it's not necessary, cold fondant is a pain to work with and during the thawing process moisture forms on the surface making it sticky.  If it works for you, go for it.  It takes up precious freezer space and can be carefully wrapped and dropped in a pastry bucket at room temp and will keep for months.

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