April 27th, 2010, 04:49 PM
Fondant on Cookies - Spoilage
I have never used fondant (store bought, MMF or Rolled Buttercream) on cookies before. I was just wondering if it would spoil? How long can you leave a cookie out that is covered in fondant?
I would like to try this technique but want to be sure no-one gets sick from eating my cookies.
April 27th, 2010, 05:12 PM
I don't think you have to worry about the danger as much as it getting dried out and hard. I think it has a pretty indefinite shelf-life as far as safety, but the fondant does tend to dry out a bit. Also, it seems like the colors in fondant fade a little bit faster than buttercream. Has anyone else noticed that, or is it just me? It very well could be my imagination.
April 27th, 2010, 05:50 PM
I agree with Karen. It doesn't spoil really, but it can get overly hard if left out too long. Another option is chocolate clay, which is actually pretty good on a cookie and doesn't dry out the way fondant does.
No, you're right Karen! Particular colors fade more than others, especially red, blue and purple. Purple almost changes color, so I dread working with it!