Does fondant have a shelf life?

Fondant Shelf Life
 
It might not seem like it when you open that new, fresh tub of fondant, but that pliable sugar you’re holding does have a shelf-life. Fondant is highly sensitive to air and light, and if it’s not properly stored it can go from smooth and pliable to hard and cracking in no time at all.
 
The key is cutting out as much contact with air as possible. When you’re not using the fondant, be sure to wrap it tightly, pushing as much air from the bag as possible. Wrapping it in two layers of plastic wrap is useful, too. This will help keep your fondant workable long after you open the original tub.
 
It’s also important to store fondant in cool, but not the fridge or freezer. In those places the fondant may develop moisture, making it sticky and difficult to work with.
 
Fat Daddio’s Professional Series Fondant tubs and bags are UV resistant. It has a shelf-life of 22 months.
 
For more inspiration, visit our Fondant section.