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When covering your cakes or cupcake with fondant unless your filling needs to go in the fridge I would suggest leaving your decorated cake in a cool, dry place, maybe in a cardboard cake box.
When fondant covered cakes are placed into the fridge, when they are removed you can often see water droplets on the fondant or the fondant can go super shiny and sticky. This is due to the change in temperature from the fridge to room temperature and is more apparent on a really hot day.
If this has happened and your cake is sweating just leave it to get back to room temperature and for the fondant to dry. This can take a few hours depending on the temperature and how humid it is.
The answer is nothing, they are all the same. The only difference is where you are from. What we are referring to is the cake covering that can be rolled out and placed over your cake or used to make cake toppers. In the UK when I first started making cakes it was always called icing or rollout icing. In the USA it was fondant. Over time Fondant has become the most well used name but they are all referring to the same thing.
Now one thing to note is different brands of fondant can differ in taste, elasticity and easy of use, so it’s worth trying a few difference ones to find your favourite.
It’s worth mentioning you can also get gumpaste, modelling pastes and florals pastes. These are similar to fondant as they can be rolled out, but they aren’t used to cover cakes. They tend to set a lot more solid and are used for more intricate designs like sugar flowers.
Probably one of the most asked questions. For most of my cakes I use either Renshaw or The Sugar Paste. You can buy both in white or pre-coloured. I tend to buy white and colour it myself unless I need black or a colour like navy blue which I buy pre- coloured.