refrigerating a fondant cake

Discussion in 'Pastries & Baking' started by sadie's mom, Sep 14, 2004.

  1. sadie's mom

    sadie's mom

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    Hi,

    I was looking for some input on refrigerating a fondant covered cake. The cake is perishable and must be refrigerated. It will be 3-layers (16, 12, 8 the bottom being a dummy) and all dark multiple colors of fondant.

    Will the colors bleed or could there be any other problems doing this? Any advice is greatly appreciated.

    Thank you,

    Laurie
     
  2. momoreg

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    Depending on the humidity, the fondant could become wet with condensation (of course, not on the dummy). A/C can help rid the air of moisture once you remove the cake from the fridge. It's not so much the refrigerator that makes moisture a problem, but the condensation that occurs afterwards.
     
  3. sadie's mom

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    Thank you!
     
  4. panini

    panini

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    If you're putting the cake in a commercial walk-in cooler it's probably a good thing to overwrap the cake with plastic wrap, keeping tha wet air away from the fondant.
    just a thought
     
  5. sadie's mom

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    Thank you, however I have decided to offer making the whole cake a dummy and then a "kitchen cake" for her to serve. The details are just too intricate and the colors too bold; only if she changes to a non-perishable cake will I do this.

    AGAIN, THANKS FOR THE ADVICE!