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FYI Freezing Wilton Fondant

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A long time ago CC had a discussion about freezing fondant. I had some wilton fondant in the freezer since Jan. Well today I finally remembered to take it out of the freezer.

I had wrapped it in saran wrap, then wrapped in tinfoil, & then put it in a ziploc bag. I just sat it on the countertop & let it thaw out. When it finally thawed I was amazed. It was still the same as it was the day I put it in the freezer! No freezer smell, it was just like it had been taken out of the box.

Like everyone else I'm hate the taste. I'm making flowers for a mom's day cake.

Just wanted to share this with everyone. You can freeze your fondant. I'm now wondering if you can freeze it on a cake? That could be another test to try.

~Thank~
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post #2 of 10
Someone just froze a cake with fondant on it. they did ok, but not well. When you have it on a cake. You need to keep it wrapped and put it in the fridge to thaw first then you can take it out. When it is on the counter getting to room temp you need to make sure it is in a cool room or have a fan on. You will find that the fondant will sag a bit and lose some of its shape. If it can be avoided, I would try to to freeze a decorated cake.
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post #3 of 10
Thanks Tina...I've been having the hardest time storing my Wilton fondant. No matter how well I wrap the leftovers, they still dry up and get hard. I'm going to try putting it in the freezer next time.
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post #4 of 10
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Hey Lisa,

It really did work! I colored the fondant tonight & it was fine! Tomorrow I'm going to make some flat flowers w/ it. I made my first CCC tonight... Man, was that time consuming! Taping all the CC's to the board. I really didn't know how to do it I just started w/out getting everything ready so that was probably the problem. I'm usually more organized!

I made the CC's into a bouquet shape then tomorrow I'll make my flowers & leaves & maybe put a ribbon around it in fondant... It is gonna be cute! That's what I'm doing for Mom's day~

I also did the paper towel inprint!!!! I've tried it before but it didn't turn out right. This time I used the handled roller & it worked great. I won't be able to see it on the CCC because the flowers will cover it. I just wanted to try it. That is so pretty!

Cakeconfections,

I'm going to do a little cake next week just to see if it would freeze w/ fondant on it. I'll do like you explained........ I'll let you know how it turns out~
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post #5 of 10
Ok. Thanks TC. I have done a few CCC and have found that if you just put some frosting on the bottom of the cc paper it will keep it in one spot on the board. That should save you a lot of time..
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post #6 of 10
Wilton White Ready to Use Rolled Fondant contains gum tragacanth and carboxymethylcellulose [CMC]. These are the ingredients that are used to dry out and harden gumpaste. Consequently, the product dries quicker and harder than you may expect rolled fondant to do.

Commercially made rolled fondant has a shelf life measured in years, and as long as it is stored correctly, it will last that long. There is no reason to freeze rolled fondant.

As rolled fondant is a sugar product, it is not the cold that affects it, but rather moisture from the refridgeration/freezing process. Rolled fondant can be frozen, but there is always a loss in texture and taste.

I have never used Wilton's Rolled Fondant, but reviews have certainly been mixed. The addition of a hardening agent would seem to indicate that it might be reasonable to research other brands to compare taste and texture. If you do not like it, change brands, experiment with making it yourself, try Marshmallow Fondant, try rolled buttercream, or even experiment with the "faux" fondant technique.

Gumpaste, while non-toxic, was never meant to be edible. Decorations and flowers made from rolled fondant are edible, if you really want to.

I have to admit that I am fascinated with the need to consume cake decorations. I can see that buttercream would be okay, but as for rolled fondant, gumpaste and Royal icing decoration....no...

Here [in Australia], they, and those made from gumpaste, are usually kept as mementos by the individuals involved. Stored in a dust-free environment, they will last forever. My wedding-cake flowers are nearly 23 years old, and my teens love to examine them regularly.
post #7 of 10
i thinks thats great ... im gonna freeze it and see what happens.. haha i know you already said it works great.. but i thought i'd try it for myself...

thanks for the tip!!!
post #8 of 10
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Hey Lisa,

It really did work! I colored the fondant tonight & it was fine! Tomorrow I'm going to make some flat flowers w/ it. I made my first CCC tonight... Man, was that time consuming! Taping all the CC's to the board. I really didn't know how to do it I just started w/out getting everything ready so that was probably the problem. I'm usually more organized!

I made the CC's into a bouquet shape then tomorrow I'll make my flowers & leaves & maybe put a ribbon around it in fondant... It is gonna be cute! That's what I'm doing for Mom's day~

I also did the paper towel inprint!!!! I've tried it before but it didn't turn out right. This time I used the handled roller & it worked great. I won't be able to see it on the CCC because the flowers will cover it. I just wanted to try it. That is so pretty!

Cakeconfections,

I'm going to do a little cake next week just to see if it would freeze w/ fondant on it. I'll do like you explained........ I'll let you know how it turns out~



That sounds like it's going to be really pretty...I've never seen a CCC turned into a bouquet but it's a great idea. The shape is perfect for that. If you wanted to you could put a little dab of icing under each CC to stick it to the board instead of taping them. I do this to all of them but I've heard that you only need to do it to the ones on the outer edge. Can't wait to see it
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post #9 of 10
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Hmmm well I wasted my time taping them didn't I? icon_sad.gif I should have thought of doing the icing trick. I use it for everything else icon_lol.gif

My CCC turned out pretty. It didn't quite turn out as a bouquet though. I don't know what it needs to be called. I think it's pretty & all it is just too busy w/ flowers on it. Kinda like a moomoo (dresses my granny wears). The bow looks good too. I'll get the pics developed tomorrow evening & post them then. I guess I'll enter it in the mom's day contest just to have some where to put it icon_biggrin.gif It was my first but surely not my last~
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post #10 of 10
Well that is great to know.... I may try MMF again this week, and if any if leftover do the same thing as you did with the wilton fondant to see if it will do the same thing... just to see.
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