should fondant be refrigerated?

by Heather
(The Dalles, OR, USA)

I am making a cake for my son's birthday party tomorrow.

I have made the cake and frosted it with buttercream. But I will not put the fondant on it until tomOrrow.

Should I refrigerate the frosted cake or leave it out?

From the editor:

Hi Heather,

Sorry this reply won't find you in time for your party, but hopefully the answer will be useful for future visitors.

You can refrigerate a buttercream frosted cake before you cover it with fondant, but not after. There is a danger of water spots forming on the fondant after the cake is removed from the fridge, which would spoil all your hard work.

Regards,
Michelle (editor)

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