How To Keep Fondant From Drying Out

Do you have problems with fondant cracking? Or struggle to keep it fresh? If so, you will want to know how to keep fondant from drying out.


Prepare your fondant for how you would like it to be stored. You can store it rolled out, cut into shapes, or rolled in a ball or log.

Prepare Your Fondant


In order to prevent the fondant from drying or cracking, cover your plastic wrap with vegetable shortening.

Prepare the Plastic Wrap


Once your fondant is securely covered in the plastic wrap, place it in an airtight container. Leave the container at room temperature for up to three months.

Storing Wrapped Fondant Cake in Air Tight Container


Once you are ready to use, roll out your ball or log of fondant. If your fondant is a bit hard, you can add 1/8 teaspoon of water for every 24 ounces or a small amount of vegetable shortening.

Applying Fondant to Cake

Fondant can easily become dry when you are working with it. To keep it soft and supple while working, apply vegetable shortening to your hands. This will keep it easy to work with as you knead, roll, and shape it.

How To Keep Fondant From Drying Out