Painting Directly On Cakes And Storing In Fridge

Decorating By 61999 Updated 14 May 2012 , 3:04pm by TexasSugar

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61999 Posted 11 May 2012 , 3:37pm
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I have a cake that requires alot of time painting directly on the fondant. If I paint on it and then put it in a box inside the fridge will the paint be affected when I retrieve the cake? Using gel colors thinned with extract.

Any suggestions?

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Suewillo Posted 11 May 2012 , 8:07pm
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I don't think I would put fondant in the fridge because of moisture. If the fondant get moisture then this too might cause a problem with the fondant and paint. I have never done this so I am not sure but this is my thinking.

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sweetcakes Posted 12 May 2012 , 4:08am
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if your cake will sweat when you take it out of the fridge then the colour may bead up. prevent the sweating and it will be ok.

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soozicake Posted 12 May 2012 , 10:29am
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Have you got time to do a small test cake? I would be interested to know how it goes.

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Lovelyladylibra Posted 12 May 2012 , 2:25pm
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don't do it!!! Unless you are absolutely positively sure you can stop condensation. I did it with a colorful leopard print cake I made and put it in the fridge when I pulled it out it sweated and my cake looked like this (didn't really matter though it was my beginning stages and for my sister and I)

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61999 Posted 12 May 2012 , 9:47pm
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OK, well I don't think I am going to chance it. But I do have a little extra cake so I might just do a test so I know for in the future....if I do I'll post the results so you know the outcome. Thank you.

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TexasSugar Posted 14 May 2012 , 3:04pm
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If you leave in a humid area and will get condensation on the cake when you remove it, I would not do it. Some people do live in areas were they don't have to deal with humidity and condensation.

Is there a reason you need to put the cake in the fridge?

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