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How do I keep fondant soft once it is on a cupcake? Every time I make fondant and put on a cupcake it hardens. I want it so stay soft.

Darlene Myers - from Huntingtown, MD

Fondant begins to dry out once it's exposed to air, which will make it hard. If you can, make the fondant cupcake decorations first and store them in an air tight container (at room temperature) until your ready to ice the cupcakes. Or cover your cupcakes in fondant and store the cupcakes in an airtight container. Any extra exposure to air will cause the fondant to harden. 

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