Fondant cakes are a dessert that is so often served at weddings. But what do you do with the cake when it’s not sitting on your beautifully decorated dining room table?
In this post, I will share with you some helpful facts and tips in storing fondant cake.
So, can you refrigerate a fondant cake? Refrigerating fondant cake is NOT recommended. The moisture in the fridge can cause condensation which will turn your beautiful looking cake into a soggy mess. If you want to keep your fondant cake for more than 24 hours, freeze it instead!
It is best to freeze your fondant cake before the cream cheese frosting sets in.
However, you should not refrigerate a fondant cake without freezing it first. You can also put it in a freezer bag and lay it flat in the freezer!
Keep your eye on it when you do this, because you don’t want it to get freezer burned!
You can also freeze your cake before putting on the fondant. This is great if you’re going to ice the cake with buttercream, and then decorate with fondant, because buttercream icing will keep its shape better than cream cheese frosting.
If you plan on using a cream cheese frosting, definitely let the cake thaw in the fridge first, and then ice it with a thin layer of fresh cream cheese frosting before you put on the fondant.
If you do not need to ice your cake with a fondant, and instead use some other kind of icing like buttercream or royal icing, feel free to freeze without thawing first.
Just make sure your icing is firm before you try to cover it with fondant, because otherwise the fondant will sink into any cracks.
How long can you keep a fondant cake in the fridge?
A fondant cake can be kept in the fridge for up to two days. After that, the cake must be frozen for up to four months.
Each time you freeze or refrigerate a fondant cake, place it in the freezer and remove about 4 hours before serving (or 1 hour if outside temperature is warmer than 73°F/23°C).
Many people know that fondant cakes should not be placed in the refrigerator.
The next question some people have is if a fondant cake can be frozen. The answer to this question is yes, but please note that there are specific instructions on how to properly freeze and thaw a fondant cake that I will get into shortly.
The first thing you want to do when storing any type of cake is to remove it from the pan in which it was baked. If you bake your cakes in multilayer round pans, be sure to allow the cakes to cool completely in these pans before attempting to remove them.
Next, a fondant cake should be covered with plastic wrap and placed in the refrigerator for about an hour or so before it is decorated. This allows the icing to harden slightly which helps hold on any decorations you place on your cake.
After the decoration is complete, the finished cake should then be loosely wrapped with plastic wrap and placed back in the refrigerator.
Now let’s talk about how to properly store your fondant cake in the freezer.
The first thing you will want to do is remove it from its wrapping and place it on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper or waxed paper.
Next, you will need to make sure that your cake is frozen solid, about 3 to 4 hours.
After this time has passed you will want remove the cake from the sheet pan and place it in a freezer bag or wrap securely with plastic wrap.
In conclusion, you can refrigerate a fondant cake by doing the following steps:
1. Never place your cake in the fridge until after it has been decorated and is completely cooled.
2. Cover your iced cake with plastic wrap before placing it in the refrigerator.
3. Keep your cake in the refrigerator for two days before moving it to the freezer.
If you follow these instructions, you can keep your fondant cakes in the refrigerator for 2 days before placing them in the freezer where they should be stored for no more than 4 months.
Thank you for reading this article and if you have any other questions about how to refrigerate foods, do not hesitate to visit this guide.