I Need Help With Cake For This Weekend

Decorating By BeeBoos-8599_ Updated 20 Jul 2009 , 1:31am by beachcakes

BeeBoos-8599_ Posted 18 Jul 2009 , 1:39am
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Hi all, I have decided to do a cake for my MIL's birthday this weekend.
It is a orange cake and I want to fill it with ganache and ice it with cream cheese BC then drizzle chocolate ganache on the top.
I need help with the ganache. I want to ensure it is shiney and a nice smooth coat that will flow randomly over the edges (cake will be round).
Also, I want to incorporate kniting or sewing. Any thoughts on how to make balls of yarn without the sport ball pan? I thing they will be about the size of a tennis ball. As I said, it is for this weekend (sunday actually) so any help would be great.

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Texas_Rose Posted 18 Jul 2009 , 1:53am
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I've never used ganache so I can't help with that part.

For the balls of yarn, you could make some cake balls out of the part you trim off when you level it, and then cover them in fondant and then roll long thin strings of fondant (use clay gun or garlic press if you have either) and wrap them around to look like yarn.

JanH Posted 18 Jul 2009 , 2:02am
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sweettoothmom1 Posted 18 Jul 2009 , 2:07am
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looks like a double post.
here is a neat post on the ganache drizzle

you might try rice krispies treats as the base for the ball then cover w fondant

BeeBoos-8599_ Posted 18 Jul 2009 , 2:45am
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Sweettoothmom1, Yeah it has been happening for a couple of weeks and not only to me I think it is a CC issue. Believe me I only hit submit ONE time. Thanks so much for the link on the drizzle. I appreciate it.

Texas_Rose, Thanks again, you are allways there for me. I allways try to remember the RKT trick and when my time comes up I totally forget to use it so thanks so much!

JanH, Your post was not necessary. I responded to your PM and explained that it is not my issue. It is CC's issue. Please just allow me to get the assistance needed from the members and get on with things. Now I am going to hit submit ONE time. Lets see how many times this shows up shall we?

JanH Posted 18 Jul 2009 , 3:21am
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BeeBoos-8599_, I always cross reference same/similar posts whenever I come across them to assist other members who have similar questions in finding ALL the responses. icon_smile.gif

Win Posted 18 Jul 2009 , 3:35am
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Originally Posted by JanH

BeeBoos-8599_, I always cross reference same/similar posts whenever I come across them to assist other members who have similar questions in finding ALL the responses. icon_smile.gif

And Jan, thank you for that diligence! Your ability to remember what has passed across the screen always amazes me and has, more than once, allowed me to find answers in one discussion that was not necessarily brought up in the other. thumbs_up.gif

BeeBoos8599: I have a knitting basket on the second page of my photos... it's rather a tiny photo, but it is a RKT rounded and then wrapped with fondant just as TexasRose discussed. I crosshatched the top most layers of "yarn" to give it the appearance of the way strands are wrapped. It was a little time consuming, and you are probably in a rush to get things done by Sunday, but it gave the look of the yarn ball a rather neat finish.

Have fun caking!

BeeBoos-8599_ Posted 18 Jul 2009 , 1:46pm
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Win, Thanks for the info.

beachcakes Posted 20 Jul 2009 , 1:31am
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How did it turn out?

I just wanted to add that choc & orange is a terrific combo! I finally had the chance to try out the WASC creamsicle and i also had baked up WASC choc. It was my stepfather's bday, and I only had 6" cakes, so I torted orange and chocolate layers. Wasn't sure how it would go together, but was pleasantly surprised!! Spread a thin layer of marmalade then choc. bav. cream between each layer. OMG sooo good!! icon_smile.gif Tasted like one of those Terry's chocolate oranges! Mmm!

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