Can I cover a cake with fondant that is covered with ganache? Also this cake is going to a bass guitar shape. it needs to serve 50. what size sheet cake should I cut from>
Yes, you can cover a ganache covered cake with fondant. As far as size, I'm stumped.
I was also told that you could but when I did it, it melted under the rolled fondant and two hours later you could see if running under the fondant (my attempt on a Dora cake in my photos) .
I was then told that I should refrigerate the cake covered in ganache before covering with fondant but.... it melted again.
No idea of what I was doing wrong. I now have an orange cake to do for next saturday and as the person I am doing this for doesn't like buttercream, I have no idea of what I should put under the fondant so I have just posted a thread here hoping to have some answers!
thank you guys.
I covered a cake in chocolate ganache and then in white fondant, and had a similar issue. I'm wondering if there's some way to "proof" the ganache to make it less melt-proof? Mix it with some merengue powder or something like that? Would it still be considered ganache?
I am glad I am not the only one with this problem!! Hopefully we will have an experienced cakemaker reading this and willing to help!!
Ganache does have to be refrigerated which may be a consideration given that you want to cover the cake with fondant. Perhaps you could try marzipan which would give a smoother finish under the fondant? Just a thought...