I don't comment nearly as often as I should, but I love looking at everyone's wonderful creations. So much talent! I've learned a lot.
I've started experiementing a little with fondant. I was wondering what the shelf-life of store-bought fondant is after it's been opened. I don't make cakes too often (maybe once a month), and it would be nice to have a few colors available for accents, etc. I'm not sure if a tub would still be ok to use a month later on another cake if it's already been opened. Does anyone know if store-bought gumpaste would last longer? Any storage tips/dos/don'ts? Tips on brands?
Thanks a lot, I really enjoy admiring everyone's cakes, cookies, and cupcakes.
For both fondant and gum paste, keep them in tightly sealed containers. I have successfully stored fondant in the refrigerator when tightly double-wrapped in plastic wrap, then placed in a zip close plastic bag. I always press as much air out of the bag as I can as I close the top and I let the fondant come to room temperature, still in the closed bag, before I try to use it.
As far as brands go, I'm partial to Satin Ice. If I have time, I like to make my own marshmallow fondant - it's very easy. bunnywoman has an excellent recipe on this forum.
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