How far ahead of time can i make fondant decorations?

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Fondant: Fondant can be made 1 day before, up to 5 weeks before cake is due. To store fondant, wrap well in plastic wrap, and place inside an airtight container. Keep at room temperature, away from sunlight.

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Fondant won't go bad (mmf is pretty much all sugar so it will last forever) but it will get hard over time. So, it depends on if your guests will be eating these decorations. If no one will be eating them then go ahead and make them whenever.

If you want to go with the freezing method, then go ahead and make a small test fondant decoration, freeze it and then defrost it to see how it goes. If it works, then you know what you can do. If it doesn’t work, then you know that you’ll need to do a little more experimenting, but it sure beats figuring out something didn’t work right when you’re in the middle of decorating a cake.

As for making them in advance, you can make them quite a few days ahead of time and if you store them properly they won't be rock hard :) Hope this helps! Reply Permalink Reply by Linda Wolff on March 8, 2012 at 2:22pm

If you need your fondant decorations or figurines to be hard, make them at least two days ahead of time and let them sit at room temperature to dry. Can fondant decorations go in the fridge? Fondant decorated cakes are not normally stored in the fridge because the fondant attracts moisture which softens it.

With a basic butter cake, the fondant covering should be done no more than 2 to 3 days in advance of decorating and serving. A cake only remains fresh that long anyway and because fondant is sugar based, it's also how long it can stand without breaking down from the moisture in the cake.

Fondant or gum paste decorations can be made the same day as decorating a cake (if they don't need to dry), but if they do need to dry, begin making them at least three days before the cake is due, up to 5+ weeks before.

You can prepare your cake boards ahead of time. And this does not necessarily mean just wrapping them in decorating paper. I mean you can cover your cake board with fondant or add the extra elements that go on the board. Decorations and cake toppers - Sugar flowers and figures can be made as early as two weeks ahead of time. Standard size cake boards and cake dummies work great to help with this.

Avoid putting the fondant anywhere in direct sunlight since it can speed up the drying process and cause the decorations to crack. Plan to use the decorations within 2 months so they don’t harden beforehand. [4]

Can make them a week or so in advance is weather is favourable. (Just spent today making 150 african masks, shields, spears, geckos, porcupine quills, and animal skin print fondant decorations today for a charity do in Covent Garden next Thursday for 150 cupakes and a 2 teired cake)

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