How To Store Fondant Pastries
Storing fondant pastries is an easy affair. It is a terrible waste to turn your fondant pastry masterpiece into a mess by improper storage. Hereâs how to store fondant pastries
Things required for storing fondant pastries
How to store fondant pastries
Step 1: Preferably, you should be able to place the finished fondant pastries in a pastry box and leave it at room temperature until the time comes to serve it. Fondant itself, a dough-like mixture made primarily from powdered sugar, needs no refrigeration. Indeed, refrigeration tends to soften fondant, leading to a sagging and gooey coat. Rolled fondant seals the inside of a cake, keeping it fresh, but fillings that always require refrigeration will still need refrigeration. It is best to use a cake filling that doesn't require refrigeration with a rolled fondant coating.
Step 2: If you have used a pastry filling that requires refrigeration, then cover the pastry in plastic wrap before placing it in the refrigerator. When you remove the pastry, keep the plastic wrap on the pastry till it comes to room temperature to reduce condensation issues. Low moisture refrigerators are great when you have to refrigerate fondant pastries, although problems with moisture can still arise.
Step 3: Suppose you have made the fondant pastry far ahead of time, you will need to freeze it. First, place the uncovered pastry in the freezer for about 20 minutes to harden the fondant somewhat. Remove the pastry from the freezer. Cover the entirety in plastic wrap, and then cover it in aluminum foil. Place the foil-covered fondant pastry in the freezer. To thaw, take the pastry out of the freezer and either place it in the refrigerator for a few hours or in a space at cool room temperature. If you've placed the pastry in the refrigerator, remove it after those few hours and let the temperature continue to rise in a space at cool room temperature. Do not remove the coverings while this process takes place. Wait until the cake has reached room temperature. This will take several hours.