They cover cakes and put in fridge on TV, already decorated! When i do that, the fondant condensates after i take it out, and all the decorations kind of melt, or the color bleeds! what gives?? do they use a special fondant or have special temp controls?
Can't help there, but I did wonder the same thing when I watched my latest Food Network challenge episode
I always put mine in the fridge. I think it depends on your fridgerator. I have never had a problem.
i use the marshmallow fondant recipe from here the one on the tutorial and i always refrigerate my cakes. the only time they will sweat is if they have too much shortening if you only use enough to cover your surface and your hands it will work perfectly! I also mix my fondant with modeling chocolate works even better.
I put my fondant cakes in the fridge, but as recommened in the thread below, I box the cake and saran wrap it to help with the condensation. Then take the cake out when needed and allow to come to room temp in the box, without touching the cake.
This thread on the same topic is very helpful.
Hope that helps!
I don't know whether I'm just lucky but I also use the MMF recipie from this site and put my cakes in the fridge overnight, in their box and have no trouble with melting or discoloration. I also make sure there is plenty of time for condensation, if any, to dry naturally!
A lot of it has to do with the weather where you are.
The higher humidity areas have to deal more with condensation. Some areas don't have a lot of humidity and it isn't as bad.
In my area today, my insulated cup once again has sweat on the outside of it. It doesn't happen all the time, but on days were it is super duper humid it days. I've been to AZ in the summer where you can pull a bottle of water out of the fridge and it stays dry. Here, that's wishful thinking, it starts sweating about two seconds after it is out of there.
Commercial refrigerators normally have a means to control the humidity inside the fridge. Your home fridge doesn't have this feature. Cool and dry is good.
Thanks for all the help.