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#1 Hypnic Jerk

Posted 20 November 2019 - 06:52 PM

So I've just finished covering 24 cupcakes in fondant to take to school tomorrow.  It's really hot here, can I leave them in the fridge overnight?  Or freeze them?

I'm going to have to take them with me in the morning, they won't be distributed until 12.30.  I will never be sending cakes to school again.

#2 laridae

Posted 20 November 2019 - 06:57 PM

I'd put them in the fridge in a sealed container. Not freeze - you don't want moisture on the fondant.

#3 Contrebasse

Posted 20 November 2019 - 07:01 PM

Can you bring an ice brick or two with you to school to keep them cool?

#4 ytt

Posted 20 November 2019 - 07:28 PM

Don't put fondant in the fridge it will go yuck.... google it.

putting in cool esky or air conditioned room would be better

#5 ytt

Posted 20 November 2019 - 07:31 PM

fondant will hold better than buttercream in the heat. But I'm assuming buttercream or ganache is under the fondant??? might not hold up.

I work in a school and find a packet of Zooper Doopers in the heat the most popular birthday treat! or even a donut, that seems to be getting more popular.

Today a parent brought in a slab cake from Costco! What the actual F!!!! the teacher had to cut and distribute with plate, tissue or napkin. As no napkin or plate was given I assume a tissue was used. A whole cake is totally inappropriate .

#6 IamtheMumma

Posted 20 November 2019 - 07:37 PM

I use an airtight container and then into the fridge. You can put paper towel in the container if you think there might be moisture.

I've never had a problem with fondant in the fridge. It wouldn't last a week without getting dry but overnight is fine, as is a day or two.

#7 IamOzgirl

Posted 20 November 2019 - 07:39 PM

View Postytt, on 20 November 2019 - 07:31 PM, said:

fondant will hold better than buttercream in the heat
This

I also like the esky idea if you are really worried.

No need to put ice in it. Just keeping the heat off them.

#8 ABabyPlease

Posted 20 November 2019 - 07:51 PM

I always put my fondant covered cakes in the fridge and never had a problem.

#9 IamOzgirl

Posted 20 November 2019 - 08:46 PM

Typically it swears and you get dots/indents on the cake

#10 Hypnic Jerk

Posted 21 November 2019 - 06:07 AM

View Postytt, on 20 November 2019 - 07:31 PM, said:


Today a parent brought in a slab cake from Costco! What the actual F!!!! the teacher had to cut and distribute with plate, tissue or napkin. As no napkin or plate was given I assume a tissue was used. A whole cake is totally inappropriate .

This is why I went for the cupcakes.  No paper cases either.  Same for the fondant icing, less messy than buttercream.  took forever though and I still have to make his cake for the weekend.

#11 klr75

Posted 21 November 2019 - 08:51 AM

View Postytt, on 20 November 2019 - 07:31 PM, said:

Today a parent brought in a slab cake from Costco! What the actual F!!!! the teacher had to cut and distribute with plate, tissue or napkin. As no napkin or plate was given I assume a tissue was used. A whole cake is totally inappropriate .

On the plus side, at least it wasn't a Coles/Woolie Mud Cake - trying to cut that up between 20-25 odd kids is fun!!!!  Not my story, a teacher friend of mine has mentioned this a few times!!

#12 Hypnic Jerk

Posted 21 November 2019 - 07:30 PM

Hours of work demolished in less than 2 mins.

#13 Mooples

Posted 21 November 2019 - 07:39 PM

View Postklr75, on 21 November 2019 - 08:51 AM, said:



On the plus side, at least it wasn't a Coles/Woolie Mud Cake - trying to cut that up between 20-25 odd kids is fun!!!!  Not my story, a teacher friend of mine has mentioned this a few times!!

I’ve had this before. Literally just a cake bought in. I had to find a knife and napkins. It was a crumbly mess trying to cut it into 24 slices.




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