How to Store a Fondant Cake Overnight

Written by d. laverne o'neal
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Fondant is a time-tested staple of cake decorating. Rolled fondant, composed mostly of confectioner's sugar, a bit of shortening and water, coats the cake with a smooth elegant finish. It is often used to cover round, special-occasion layer cakes. Once applied to cake, fondant icing cannot be refrigerated. The condensation that results from refrigeration causes the icing to melt. A covered cake saver is an ideal storage container for a fondant-covered cake.

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Things you need

  • Cake saver or cardboard box with cover

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  1. 1

    Place the cake plate on the base of the cake saver or inside the cardboard box.

  2. 2

    Close the lid of the cake saver or box.

  3. 3

    Store the box at room temperature. The cake will keep overnight or for up to four days.

Tips and warnings

  • If you have used coloured fondant, store the cake away from direct sunlight or fluorescent lighting. Too much light can cause colours to fade or change.
  • According to the cake-decorating company Wilton, if the cake contains filling that needs refrigeration, it should be iced with fondant.

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