Refrigerating Cake With Gold Sugar Crystals?

Decorating By HannahsMomi Updated 26 Jun 2016 , 1:54am by HannahsMomi

HannahsMomi Posted 23 Jun 2016 , 7:25pm
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Can a wedding cake tier covered in gold sugar crystals be refrigerated? I was just wondering if there would be any issues with condensation when the cake is coming back to room temperature?

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hippiecac Posted 23 Jun 2016 , 8:38pm
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I wouldn't risk it. I've seen colored sugar completely melt into puddles after refrigeration.

HannahsMomi Posted 23 Jun 2016 , 9:36pm
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The problem is, there are buttercream ruffles on the cake as well which could really use chilling before delivery...

-K8memphis Posted 23 Jun 2016 , 10:33pm
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test it in your fridge and see -- are the ruffles and the sugar on the same tier? if not you could just chill the one -- or could you add the sugar last minute

if you keep the cake well insulated so it comesout of the fridge to room temperature slowly that will help with condensation -- I see corrugated cardboard boxes -- but still you'll need to test --

HannahsMomi Posted 23 Jun 2016 , 10:44pm
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It is a 3 tier wedding cake.  Top and bottom tiers are bc ruffles.  Middle tier is covered in gold sugar crystals....was hoping to deliver it fully stacked.  

-K8memphis Posted 25 Jun 2016 , 2:43pm
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keep the ruffle tiers cold and stack last minute -- you could toss it back in the fridge for a few minutes even an hour -- the crystals can't dissolve that fast 

wonder if this was for today though...but your test should assure more than anything else -- mor than anything I would say

please come back & update your results -- best ruffles &sugar & successful delivery!

-K8memphis Posted 25 Jun 2016 , 2:44pm
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stack last minute at home I mean

HannahsMomi Posted 25 Jun 2016 , 9:49pm
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I did it !! After much stress and me cradling it during the drive, the buttercream ruffles made it intact!

I had to drive the cake fully stacked due to another wedding cake delivery I had as well, so I opted not to refrigerate due to the gold sugar crystals.  I was a nervous wreck!!!  But it was successful!  Thank you all for your help!!


-K8memphis Posted 25 Jun 2016 , 9:54pm
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gorgeous -- brava -- well done blush.png love it

now test some leftover sugar crystals on some scraps -- some in fridge some in freezer some in a box some not --

yay you did it!

HannahsMomi Posted 26 Jun 2016 , 1:54am
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Thank you so much!  Yep!  Sugar crystals were all over my kitchen...I will probably be finding them for weeks!

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