Fondant or gum paste decorations can be made the same day as decorating a cake (if they don't need to dry), but if they do need to dry, begin making them at least three days before the cake is due, up to 5+ weeks before. Store completely dry decorations in a container or cardboard box to protect from dust. via
How long will fondant figures keep?
If stored properly, fondant should keep for about 2 weeks at room temperature. It's imperative that your fondant doesn't develop a crust. A coating of shortening on your fondant might help prevent this, but it's not a fail-safe. Once fondant develops a crust, it is no longer usable. via
How long do edible sugar decorations last?
We send out our icing cake toppers with 6 months minimum shelf life on them, but as they are made of sugar, as long as they are stored correctly, they will last a lot longer than 6 months. via
How do you preserve a sugar sculpture?
Do not get them wet or use water on them for any reason, they are made of sugar dough and will soften up and fall apart. I store some of mine in shoe boxes up on a closet shelf. Keep sugar sculptures out of direct sunlight because it will cause the colors to fade. via
How much in advance can I make fondant decorations?
you use. With a basic butter cake, the fondant covering should be done no more than 2 to 3 days in advance of decorating and serving. via
How far ahead can I make a cake?
Can you make fondant figures ahead of time?
Fondant is great for making little figurines or cutting out decorations for cakes, cupcakes and cookies. Fondant will also start to dry as it sits out. If you need your fondant decorations or figurines to be hard, make them at least two days ahead of time and let them sit at room temperature to dry. via
Can I store fondant decorations in the fridge?
Don't store fondant in the refrigerator or freezer since condensation can form when the decorations warm up and cause them to look wilted. Keep fondant out of direct sunlight since it could cause cracks to form or make the colors fade. via
How far in advance can you make fondant cookies?
Although I've tested them for longer and the batches I've tried seem fine for up to 4 weeks, my general rule of thumb is up to 2 weeks. via
Can you put an edible image in the fridge?
Images should not be refrigerated until applied to the cake. Various frostings can be used, however, a very wet Whipped Cream or Non-Dairy Topping can cause the image to fade if left in the refrigerator for a long period of time. If cakes are frozen, it is best to thaw slightly before applying the Icing Image. via
Can you put edible images on buttercream?
Edible images can be easily applied on fondant and buttercream as well. Here, you don't have to worry about applying anything to make the sheet stick. Do make sure that your fondant or buttercream frosting isn't too watery, else your edible image will melt and won't stay for long. via
Can I make a cake 3 days in advance?
Un-iced: If you don't need to ice your cake until the day, you can bake your cake at least 2-3 days ahead of time. Ideally, make an iced cake the day to keep it fresh. Refrigerated: Your cakes will last longer in the fridge, but for an event you won't want to push it longer than about 3 days. via
How do you preserve sugar paste figures forever?
How should I store Sugar Figurines that I want to keep? They should be stored in a cardboard box or like container with a lid. (Never store them in the Fridge) Then I keep that container in a cool dry place. If they are exposed to alot of moisture or condensation this can cause them to break down. via
Can you preserve a sugar flower?
Sugar flowers will keep for a lifetime if they are not exposed to extreme humidity and a plastic or glass case will keep them dust free. Do not store in the refrigerator as this will cause the dried sugar flowers to collect condensation. via