With the introduction of cable programmes such as Cake Boss and Cupcakes Wars, Jamaicans are slowly embracing more and more extravagant ways to decorate their cakes and are also experimenting with different and more daring flavours.
When you purchase a fondant cake however, there are few things to note and adhere to to ensure that your cake will remain fresh for at least 2 weeks after.
Fondant cake storage tips:
1) Airtight Container
Ideally, you should not have to put a fondant covered cake in the refrigerator. Fondant will get gooey and will soften at room temperature when stored in the fridge. Rolled fondant seals the inside of the cake and will keep it fresh. Ensure however that the cake is kept in an airtight container and at room temperature. This means that if you cook and bake a lot in your kitchen, then maybe it will be best to keep it in the dinning room, away from an inconsistent temperature.
2) Plastic Wrap
If you must keep your fondant cake in the fridge, be sure to wrap it with plastic wrap or Saran Wrap first. When you are ready to slice your cake, bring it to room temperature still covered in the plastic wrap and then remove and slice. This will help with the condensation.
If you need to keep your fondant cake for a long time, freezing is your best option. Place the cake in the freezer, uncovered, for about 30 mins. Cover the cake fully and tightly in plastic wrap. Ensure that it is airtight and then wrap in foil. Place wrapped cake in fridge.
When you are ready to thaw your fondant cake, take it from the freezer and place it in the fridge for several hours. DO NOT remove your foil or plastic wrap yet. After you have brought down the temperature, move your cake to a cool room (with a constantly cool temperature) and bring your cake to room temperature. Once your cake is at room temperature you can remove the foil and plastic wrap.