How Do I Completely Cover A Cake In Ganache?

Decorating By jadak Updated 14 Jul 2009 , 4:46pm by jadak

jadak Posted 14 Jul 2009 , 2:05pm
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I want to cover and entire cake in ganache....the runny kind (like choc. syrup) that dries shiny. Do I just make the ganache, cool it to room temp. and then pour it onto the top of the cake and "direct" it where I want to go with a spreader? Will that cover all of the cake?

Any tips/advice would be greatly appreciated. I really want this to work out. TIA

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sweetcravings Posted 14 Jul 2009 , 2:13pm
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Make your ganache, you want to keep it quit liquid so don't cool it too much. Put the cake on a cooling rack with a baking sheet underneath. I start in the middle of the cake pouring the ganache into a big puddle of sorts. It should gradually work it's way down the sides of the cake. If need be, use an offset spatula to help it along it's way. HTH

bashini Posted 14 Jul 2009 , 4:11pm
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Hi, hope this helps too!

http://sugaredblog.blogspot.com/2009/01/new-orleans-doberge-cake.html

You need to scroll down to get to the ganache section. icon_smile.gif

bobwonderbuns Posted 14 Jul 2009 , 4:27pm
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I was going to say that Sugarshack's wonky cake video goes over that but it sounds like that angle's been covered already. icon_biggrin.gif

jadak Posted 14 Jul 2009 , 4:46pm
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Thanks so much for all of that info.. You are all the best! Now, wish me luck. icon_biggrin.gif

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