Why bother about how to store fondant decorations? Here’s one reason; there are times when you have cake orders that need a lot of fondant decorations. Decorations such as fondant flowers take a lot of time. As such you might need to prepare the decorations ahead of time.
In such cases, you need to know how to store these fondant decorations.
Another reason why it is important to know how to store fondant decorations is for those times when you have left over fondant decorations from a project. Trust me those leftovers come in handy in emergency cake decoration.
How To Store Fondant Decorations – Tips From Experience and Experts
In answering the question of how to store fondant decorations, we conducted some research. In this segment, we have compiled the result of that research coupled with our own experience.
(i) Allow the pieces to dry properly; ensure that there is no iota of moisture in the pieces. It is best to dry your flowers upside down so that the blooms would retain their shapes.
(ii) Place some rice paper or tissue paper all over an airtight container before placing the pieces carefully in the container. You can also put some pieces of white bread in the container; this would help to absorb moisture. This is especially great for regions with high humidity.
(iii) Keep the container in a cool dark place. Exposure to light would fade the color of the fondant pieces.
(iv) Do not make the mistake of storing your fondant pieces in the fridge/freezer. If you do, condensation would form on the pieces when they thaw out and that would ruin the fondant pieces. One other reason why fondant decorations shouldn’t be stored in the fridge/freezer is because they can get freezer burn and also acquire the taste of other food items in the fridge.
(v) If for any reason, your fondant flowers or decorations were stored in the freezer, do not just thaw them straight at room temperature. Move them from a freezer to the fridge, then move to a very cold room before moving to room temperature. Hopefully, this process would reduce the level of condensation.
Tip For Cake Decorators in Regions With High Humidity
Many cake decorators who live in regions with high humidity struggle with how to store fondant decorations. Here’s a trick that works all the time. Build a cabinet that has a glass door and install a low wattage bulb.That bulb would be left on at all times.
Inside the cabinet would be layers that mimic a flower drying rack like the one below. The layers may be just one depending on the size of the cabinet and the volume of fondant decoration that you make per time.
The light bulb would help fight humidity and absorb any moisture in the fondant flowers or decorations.
We also have an article about fondant/ gum paste flowers; click here to read it. You might find one or two more useful tips.