Refrigerating Fondant/gum Paste On Cake

Decorating By eggsnbakin Updated 6 Apr 2012 , 8:46pm by letsgetcaking

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eggsnbakin Posted 6 Apr 2012 , 3:40pm
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Is it okay to refrigerate this cake dummy covered in fondant/gum paste petals. The petals are fully dry, made the dummy about a week ago.

My sister's wedding is tomorrow, and it's an hour away. We are staying in a hotel tonight, and the cake will be in a refrigerator at the church. I wanted to go ahead and stack the real cake on top of this dummy, and fully assemble the cake tonight.

But, my fear is that I will open the fridge in the morning and my petals will be flat and gummy... icon_cry.gif , will that happen or am I freaking out for no reason? lol

Also, I'm doing a cupcake tower, and I wanted to ice the cupcakes tonight and go ahead and top them with the flower toppers (pictured) they are also gum paste/fondant. Do you think they'll be alright? I have the clam shell cupcake boxes they will be stored in the refrigerator over night.

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eggsnbakin Posted 6 Apr 2012 , 8:06pm
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Anybody know?

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letsgetcaking Posted 6 Apr 2012 , 8:46pm
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I've never refrigerated gum paste, but I have refrigerated fondant without a problem. On a blog by one of Ron Ben-Israel's staffers they say:


Rons tip for bakers Refrigerate your completed cake overnight in a sealed cardboard box, not only does the box keep the cake protected, dry and the humidity away from the fondant, the box is also an excellent insulator to help keep the cake cold for delivery purposes.

Here's a link to the post I read.

It sounds like refrigeration is actually a GOOD thing, but the concern is heat and humidity once you remove the cake from the fridge.

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