freezing fondant

by marlene
(scotland)

I would like to make a detailed model of my husbands car to use as a cake topper.

I will be using ready to roll fondant which I will color prior to modeling (rather than paint afterwards). I would like to make the model about a week before I need it so I don't need to rush about with all the other birthday arrangements.

My question is--- can a colored fondant model be frozen for up to a week without any discoloration or damage?????

From the editor:

Hi Marlene,

Freezing unused fondant is fine, but I wouldn't recommenced it for a finished model. The thawing process can create water spots from condensation, which will ruin all your hard work.

Store the model in a covered cardboard box at cool room temperature and it will be fine. The cardboard will absorb any moisture in the air and keep dust off the model.

Also, you could knead in a little Tylose powder to help the hardening and drying process. This actually turns the fondant into gum paste, which is stronger and more durable than fondant for this type of decorating.



Regards,
Michelle (editor)

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