Refrigerating a cake with filling and fondant?

by heather
(georgia)

I'm making a cake for my niece's baby shower. It will be a three layer cake with different fillings on each layer. It will be covered in fondant and decorated. Question is, the fillings will need to be refrigerated? But what about the fondant? I thought it wasn't supposed to be refrigerated. Do we just need to do the fondant on the morning of the shower or can the cake sit out just overnight with the fillings?

Thanks!

heather

From the editor:

Hi Heather,

The official word from the USDA is that fillings containing eggs or dairy should be refrigerated at all times. However, I have often stored cakes filled with things such as ganache etc. at room temperature for 12-18 hours without a problem.

You really don't want to refrigerate the cake once it's covered in fondant, since you risk condensation spots forming on the surface and ruining all you hard work.

So, you can either add the fondant on the morning of the shower or the night before and store the cake at room temperature.

Regards,
Michelle (editor)


Regards,
Michelle (editor)

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