Freezing Or Refrigerating Fondant Mold Reliefs

Decorating By Lelepatisserie Updated 27 Mar 2016 , 12:08am by -K8memphis

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Lelepatisserie Posted 26 Mar 2016 , 12:13am
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Can you freeze or refrigerate gumpaste or fondant for a few days and when you take them out they will still be plyable?? 

Here is my issue...I have a rather large photo shoot cake due in 4 days. It will be completely covered in a bas relief pattern. I only have one mold so I know this will take me ages to do...I also don't have the cake yet (long story but someone is dropping it off sat or Sunday). I don't think that I will have time to make all the molds when I finally get the cake and would love to start on it tonight but I can't have the gumpaste or fondant reliefs dry so I can attach and move them when applying to the cake. I am assuming that putting the molds into the freezer it wouldn't allow them to dry, but I also don't want them to melt because of condensation.

Any advise would be much appreciated!!



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jgifford Posted 26 Mar 2016 , 10:01pm
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Don't fridge or freeze your fondant. That's just going to cause condensation issues and it doesn't sound like you're going to have time for any of those. Just keep your molded pieces in an airtight container. They'll get a little stiffer but will still be moveable.

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-K8memphis Posted 27 Mar 2016 , 12:08am
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for next time -- get some of that 'sunnyside up bakery' flexible lace product from hobby lobby (if you are in the states) otherwise i recommend using the flexible lace product available to you -- does great in mo!ds -- stores wonderful wrapped up or out on a sheet pan -- for days & days

 there are peeps on here that do freeze fondant items like this though -- another possible medium is rolled buttercream -- mold then handle it frozen also chocolate clay and fudge

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