Ganache Question

Decorating By aharguess Updated 10 Sep 2009 , 2:51am by Rylan

aharguess Posted 7 Sep 2009 , 11:23pm
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I plan on making a cake for my uncle who loves Michael Jackson. My plan is to cover a cake in chocolate ganache, and then outline a glove and microphone in white and fill it with white flecks of shiny sprinkles.
I've never worked with ganache before, does the simple recipe with heavy cream and chocolate crust? I'd like it to have the crusting texture that a Ding Dong does... Any ideas?
Also any ideas for decorating my uncles cake are appreciated icon_smile.gif
- kind of a beginner

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adonisthegreek1 Posted 9 Sep 2009 , 9:31pm
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Yes, it does crust or set, but not as firm as chocolate. Your idea sounds good, I will be making a Michael Jackson "Thriller" cake near Halloween. I'm really excited about that.

Rylan Posted 10 Sep 2009 , 2:51am
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It depends on the ratio. Use a 2:1 ratio of chocolate and cream. Once the ganache has settled onto the cake then it will form a firm shell.

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