Saturday, January 16, 2010

Turns out you CAN freeze a fondant cake....

So, remember the princess cake for Anna Lee? Well, kids will be kids and poor little Anna Lee got too sick to party the DAY before her big princess party. :( Her parents had to alert Princess Aurora (Sleeping Beauty), all the guests and of course, the cake baker (that's me) ;) that the party was postponed until the next weekend. Of course me being the diligent cakester that I am, had just put the final touches on the cake about 10 minutes before receiving the call. :( GREAT! What to do now?

I researched and found that several cake "experts" said no, you can't freeze a fondant covered cake, while others gave the green light. So we decided to cross our fingers, wrap the cake up in Saran wrap and foil, and stick the princess in the freezer for the week...I felt alittle guilty about this, seeing as how she was smiling at me the entire time I was wrapping her up...she had no idea about her freezer fate...

So yesterday I took her out and defrosted Sleeping Beauty. So far so good...she's never looked better! (which was one of the main issues some "experts" had to say about freezing fondant, saying the fondant would get sticky and spotty) Perhaps it was my amazing Saran wrapping abilities or maybe marshmallow fondant performs differently in the freezer than regular fondant, but whatever it was she looks fine. No issues in appearance.

Later today Bailey and I will be attending this royal princess ball. I will come back w/ an update on how she TASTES!! (the most important detail of all!!!)



UPDATE: Just got back from the party and it tasted great!!! :) No harm, no foul! You can freeze a fondant cake...not that I want to make that a regular practice of mine, but its nice to know in case of emergencies!! :)

7 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for your article. I just made my first fondant cake just for trying my new fondant cutters and also a home-made fondant recipe. But it's too big to eat so I decided to freeze it for my daughter's birthday party coming up in a few days. After reading your article, I think I'll give it a try. Thanks again!

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  2. Glad to hear the birthday girl got her cake AND that freezing a marshmallow fondant cake works. This is JUST the story I was looking for! I am making a birthday cake for my niece that is going to need to be frozen, and I was pretty nervous about it until I read this. :)

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  3. Help! I just took a fondant cake out and it's way too sticky! I need to rescue this cake, any suggestions?

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  4. I use Fondx and I decorate the cake while the cake is frozen and then I've put the cake covered in fondant back in the freezer and have not had any trouble with it after taking out of the freezer but I live in Wyoming with little or no humidity....I wonder if that make a difference?

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  5. Hi, I recently had the same issue with a cake but I wasn't able to save the cake but yes the cupcakes. The cake with the fondant was really sticky and glossy, like watery but I figured out that with the cupks I had put them in a plastic seal lock container. And I took one out and left it at the table and the rest in the container and noticed that the one out of the container got sticky and very glossy while the ones inthe closed container remained nice and a reg satin look. Maybe thats the trick.

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  6. sweetbakingboutique, did you use marshmellow fondant or regular fondant on the cake that couldn't be saved?

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  7. Make sure when you freeze fondant covered cakes, you make sure the cling wrap is wrapped smoothly around the cake with no air bubbles and triple wrapped in cling wrap then foil. Not sure about Marshmallow Fondant, but know this works for fondant covered fruit cakes and they come out perfect after 12 months and mud after 6 weeks.

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