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Can I refrigerate a fondant cake? How do I keep my fondant decorations from melting?  I read these questions in Facebook groups all the time.

And yes you can! Let me show you how.

Here are examples of decorated cakes that were refrigerated. Yep, these cakes were in the fridge fully decorated before these photos.

Unicorn Princess Cake – An enchanting buttercream cake with fondant decorations and gorgeous Unicorn Sprinkle Pop sprinkles.

Flamingo Shower CakeBella the Flamingo fondant cake with fondant and gumpaste decorations accented with Wilton Easter sprinkles on a buttercream border.

Mermaid Cake – Color dusted Merry the Mermaid on a fondant cake with fondant ruffles accented with cookie sand and candy pearls.

Princess Cake – a 2-tier fondant ruffled Princess cake (except the crown) with the brooch and pearls.

And photo down below: the top tier of a wedding cake (excuse the pic, it’s one of the 1st and before my camera) covered in fondant with a sugar lace design. The tier is in the refrigerator waiting for assembly.

The best part of a chilled cake? It stabilizes the cake for delivery. With this technique, you will never post, Can I refrigerate a fondant cake? again.

And if you live in a humid hot area, this technique will keep the flowers and toppers from wilting.

I can still remember the 1st fondant cake. I had a panic attack with nightmares that the fondant had slowly slid off the buttercream. I’d wake up and check to make sure the cake was still standing. It was dismal.

And then Erica O’Brien saved the day. I’d actually like to take credit for this cake problem solver, but it wouldn’t be fair.  Thanks Erica, I sleep like a babe now.

How not to ask, Can I refrigerate a fondant cake?

Let’s get started…

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Step 1:  On a safe cutting surface set box upright.  Carefully use a knife or exacto blade and cut down one side of the box.

Step 2.  Using shipping tape, flip the box over and secure the top flaps. With the box right up, tape the center of the box. Flip the box over and tape the bottom outside of the box for stability. In my opinion, you cannot use enough tape for the bottom if using this box for delivery.

Step 3.  Place a small baking mat onto the bottom of the box to keep the cake from sliding for security.

Step 4. Place the finished cake onto the mat.

Step 5. Close the box with strips of shipping tape and place into the fridge. The corrugated box will soak up any moisture. Allow the box to come to room temperature for at least 10 minutes before removing the cake.

So, start hoarding those Amazon boxes. I do.

Now you know the answer to, Can I refrigerate a fondant cake?

Yes, you can.

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Brenda Broadway, Sugar Artist & Blogger

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