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Does fondant go bad?

post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 
I have an unopened tub of Duff fondant that I bought exactly a year ago. Can I use it, or should I pitch it?

Not that it makes a difference, but it's for a Father's Day cake for my hubby, so it's not leaving the house (but I of course still want it to be good).

TIA!
post #2 of 11
I have had several different brands of fondant as well as my recipe made batches and never had them go bad.

Fondant is made with sugar which acts as a preservative. It should last. Just the same to put your mind at ease, look for an expiration date.
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post #3 of 11
Thread Starter 
Thanks. Yes, the first thing I did was search the tub for a date, but I don't see one. There's a sticker with some kind of code on the bottom of the tub, but I couldn't translate that to a date.
post #4 of 11
I truly think your fondant should be fine. I have had unopen Satin Ice before and it was fine. hth
post #5 of 11
I have a few tubs (different brands) I was looking at today because I know I've had them for a while and some have an expiry date and some don't! icon_confused.gif Not sure what to do...I really don't want to throw the ones out without any dates on them, but I'm afraid to use them. icon_confused.gif Is there any way of knowing if they are ok?
post #6 of 11
From what I read unopened fondant has 2 year shelf life .
post #7 of 11
I'd microwave it for a few seconds to get it soft enough to knead.
post #8 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by cakemagic

From what I read unopened fondant has 2 year shelf life .



And if they are opened?? I have a few small tubs that I bought of pre-mixed colors...like green & red for Christmas....and black from Halloween. I've only used a bit out of them, but there is no expiry date on them.
@dandymom....They haven't gone hard....I can knead them with no problem. But are they food safe....that is the question. I think that is what the OP is asking.
post #9 of 11
I'd call a local supply store or the company themselves. I remember I had the same question once & they were able to translate the numbers on the package as a code for the date. Good luck! I hate when it is not dated because I am always worried about things going bad :0/
post #10 of 11
Thread Starter 
Aha! My initial search on the Duff website was unsuccessful, but with further digging I found my answer in the FAQ section. It says that Duff fondant has a shelf life of 21 months. I don't know how old mine was when I bought it, but I've had it for 12 months, so I'm going to go ahead and use it. Thanks, everyone!
post #11 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by CharliesMom09

Aha! My initial search on the Duff website was unsuccessful, but with further digging I found my answer in the FAQ section. It says that Duff fondant has a shelf life of 21 months. I don't know how old mine was when I bought it, but I've had it for 12 months, so I'm going to go ahead and use it. Thanks, everyone!



Great!! Now I've just sent an e-mail off to Satin Ice to see what their recommendations are also. When saying "shelf life" I want to confirm if that also applies to product that has been opened. I will post if and when I hear back from them also. thumbs_up.gif
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