Can You Freeze Leftover Fondant Icing?

Many avid bakers will often use fondant icing when it comes to making cakes, it’s a highly versatile type of icing, and can be used for numerous different baking projects. It can however, be difficult to determine how much you need, and oftentimes, there is some left over afterwards.

So, is it possible to freeze leftover fondant icing after you’ve made it to avoid wastage? This is a question that many bakers will ask, so if you’ve found yourself wondering this, don’t worry, you’re not alone. Thankfully, if you’ve made too much fondant icing, there are some solutions.

To find out more about freezing leftover fondant icing, keep reading, as we take a look below.

Can You Freeze Leftover Fondant Icing?

So let’s just jump straight in and answer the titular question, can you freeze leftover fondant icing? The simple answer is, yes, you can indeed freeze leftover fondant icing.

It should be put in a freezer safe container, and stored in the freezer for around 1 month after baking. Bear in mind that this pertains to quick pour fondant icing, not rolled fondant icing. The latter cannot be frozen.

Homemade fondant icing can also be stored in the refrigerator, but it is not recommended, as this could cause it to lose its texture. Therefore, it’s best to simply keep it at room temperature. When it comes to storing fondant icing, make sure it’s always sealed in an airtight container.

What Are The Different Types Of Fondant Icing?

There are two primary different types of fondant icing, which are quick pour fondant icing, and rolled fondant icing. When it comes to baking, fondant covered cakes are considered to be some of the most popular.

It is completely possible to freeze cakes with quick pour fondant icing, but those with rolled fondant icing will not freeze well.

Can You Freeze Rolled Fondant Icing?

As we mentioned above, it is not safe to freeze leftover rolled fondant icing. The reason why you cannot freeze rolled fondant icing is because putting it in the freezer messes with the texture. This will mean that it will break into pieces after you remove it.

The best way to store rolled fondant icing is to simply place it in an airtight container for up to two weeks after making. You cannot refrigerate rolled fondant icing, as again, this will mess up the texture.

How To Thaw Frozen Fondant Icing

When it comes to thawing frozen fondant icing, you simply take freezer bags out, then leave the icing to thaw very slowly. After they’ve completely thawed, you’ll need to heat the fondant icing so that it reaches the correct temperature again.

Take care not to get it too hot, as overheated fondant icing will be useless for decorating cakes.

Can You Freeze Leftover Fondant Icing?

Does Fondant Icing Freeze Well?

Freezing fondant really isn’t that complicated. Fondant icing freezes relatively well depending on which type you’re freezing. Leftover rolled fondant icing is renowned for being impossible to freeze, instead, it should be left and stored at room temperature.

Quick pour fondant icing, on the other hand, freezes quite well, so long as it is wrapped properly in plastic wrap and stored in an airtight container. As we mentioned before, take care to reheat your frozen fondant icing too quickly, as this will ruin it. Make sure it’s properly stored and thawed in the refrigerator first.

When it comes to commercial fondant icing, the same rules apply. As long as it’s wrapped and stored properly, it is okay to reuse. In addition to this, if you’ve made fondant decorations, these can also be stored in the freezer.

How Do You Store A Cake With Fondant Icing?

When it comes to storing an entire cake with fondant icing, there are a few steps to follow. You will need to wrap the fondant covered cake in plastic wrap, then place it in an airtight container container.

This will help to keep your fondant iced cake as fresh as possible. It is recommended that you place the cakes on cake boards before freezing, in order to keep them as secure and intact as possible.

After you’ve done this, you can place the fondant cake either in the freezer or the refrigerator. The same goes for fondant iced cupcakes and layer cake. Fondant cakes can last up to 6 months in the freezer.

Freezing Fondant Covered Cakes

To freeze your fondant covered cakes, you should always aim to put several layers of plastic wrap on top and pack it as tightly as possible. After you’ve done this, make sure to put it in an additional airtight container.

When it comes to thawing your frozen fondant covered cakes, make sure that they’ve been left for at least 8 hours in the refrigerator. You can then remove them from the refrigerator, and allow them to thaw at room temperature for an additional 4 hours.

If the cakes show any sign of condensation, make sure not to wipe this away, as it can affect the fondant icing on top. As long as you follow these tips, you’ll be good to go.

Final Thoughts

To sum up, quick pour fondant icing can be frozen, but rolled fondant icing cannot. Rolled fondant icing can lose its consistency in the freezer, and break apart when it’s thawed.

Quick pour fondant icing on the other hand, defrosts quite well in the refrigerator, and benefits from being heated afterwards in order to help it to reach its previous consistency before icing the cakes. 

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Kathryn Sewell

Hi! I'm Kate and I have been baking and cooking for as long as I can remember. I like to share the most interesting tips and recipes I try here on What Kate Baked for you to enjoy. If you have a favorite recipe you'd like to share send it over on social.

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