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Nancy, I have read on here to not put fondant in the fridge. Does that mean when its on a cake or just anytime. I have leftover fondant from a cake I did last weekend and would like to use it for decorations for my cake this weekend. It has been in the fridge ever since in double wraped plastic. Is it still safe to use? Thank you!

Maegan - from Dallas, TX

The reason you should not put fondant in the refrigerator is because when it is exposed to moisture, it can become sticky. Condensation from the cold air can cause colored fondant to streak or run. It’s always best not to refrigerate a cake with fondant decoration. Leftover fondant should be tightly wrapped and stored at room temperature. Your refrigerated leftover fondant is still safe to use, but next time store any extras in the cabinet.


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