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    Default cake decorating q: storing fondant

    Any help from the cake decorators out there would be great.

    I made a Thomas the tank engine face out of fondant last night as a trial run for my son's 2nd birthday in a few weeks. The plan is for a buttercream iced body with a fondant face. I'm an ok baker but never properly decorated before.

    It's recognisably Thomas! can I keep it as a backup in case the one for the actual cake doesn't turn out, or will it be gross by then?

    I left it dry out overnight on the bench, but I guess I should keep it in an airtight container now if it is keepable?

    TIA

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    I made fondant decorations weeks in advance for my sons last birthday cake, on advice from the cake shop. I stored them on a piece of baking paper (just in case they stuck to the container, but I am in QLD where it's a bit humid) and then in an airtight container. They were fine on the day (and for weeks after actually!)

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    Do you refrigerate or just room temp? I need some for a party next week so good to know I can organise earlier.

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    Room temp is fine.

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    DO NOT PUT FONDANT IN THE FRIDGE. When you take it out it will sweat. Keep in in a cool dry place if you can out of the sun. I make fondant decorations weeks in advance and store them in a cake box in the pantry

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    If you can get those little silica gel packets (in tortilla/ burrito packets, even the ones in new shoes!) put them in a container lined with silicon baking paper! That should keep the moisture out of it


 

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