Does Fondant Expire? Help!!

Decorating By cookoo4cakes Updated 5 Dec 2013 , 5:07am by Declansmama

cookoo4cakes Posted 2 Dec 2013 , 4:59pm
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AHi all,

I'm desperate for help!! I'm inexperienced with fondant, but made some. It came out good. My question is how do I store it? I've read to freeze it, refrigerate it, leave it at room temp. I've also read not to do those things. I made some yesterday and the day before. I will need to roll them out and cover on december 13th.

What is the best way to store them? I don't think any of the ingredients I used go bad. Can I double wrap and put it in a ziploc bag or container and leave at room temp?

Here's the recipe I used:

1/4 cup water 1T gelatin 1/2 cup corn syrup 1T glycerin 1t vanilla Powdered sugar Food coloring

I'm freaking out because nowmI'm worried that I will have to wait until 2 days before the birthday party and. start over!!


5 replies
Norasmom Posted 2 Dec 2013 , 8:47pm
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Yes, it will be fine if you double wrap it and put it in a ziplock at room temperature.  Just keep it airtight in the ziplock so it doesn't dry out.

cookoo4cakes Posted 2 Dec 2013 , 8:58pm
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AThank you thank you thank you!! You have no idea how much stress you helped alleviate! !

How long will it keep for? I don't know what the shelf life is for non marshmallow homemade fondant.

Thanks again!!

Norasmom Posted 3 Dec 2013 , 1:30am
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Mine has kept for about a month.  I have used fondant for gum paste that is older than a month, but it might be more difficult to knead.  I have also frozen fondant, but it takes a day or two to defrost.  Don't freeze it on a cake, as it sweats.

cookoo4cakes Posted 3 Dec 2013 , 3:30am
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AThanks again Norasmom! There are so many nice, helpful people on this site :-)

Declansmama Posted 5 Dec 2013 , 5:07am
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AI agree. Wrap in plastic wrap tightly then a plastic bag with all the air squeezed out. Also roll it into a ball first. If it gets a little dry add a few drops of glycerin :-)

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