Ganache Covered Cake - In Or Out? Please!

Decorating By Rhiannon_Scarlett Updated 23 Sep 2009 , 9:47pm by Rylan

Rhiannon_Scarlett Posted 23 Sep 2009 , 3:28pm
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I know its been asked before but I cant find the answer - I just covered a cake in ganache & now i need to know, do I put it in the refridgerator or can I just leave it on the bench? Do I put it in an airtight container?

I need to cover it with fondant tommorrow. And do I leave the fondant covered cake out too?

Thanks!! icon_smile.gif

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grandmom Posted 23 Sep 2009 , 3:42pm
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I leave the cake out, both after applying ganache and fondant. I do not cover. If I did feel like I HAD to cover, I would do it very loosely.

backermeister Posted 23 Sep 2009 , 3:45pm
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Ganache can be left out for up to a week any longer and it should be refrig.

Rhiannon_Scarlett Posted 23 Sep 2009 , 4:04pm
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Thank you!

I think I will just leave it on the bench in a container - I dont want the cat getting to it! icon_smile.gif

vmertsock Posted 23 Sep 2009 , 4:52pm
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I always put my cakes in the fridge to firm up after icing, whether I use SMBC or ganache. I like the surface to be nice and firm before I try applying fondant. For my ganache cakes that I glaze I also fridge it, then leave it at cool room temp after I glaze to keep it shiny. If I'm not decorating/delivering the day I cover it in fondant, I always put the fondant covered cake in the fridge until I'm ready to decorate.

Rylan Posted 23 Sep 2009 , 9:47pm
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I, too, always put my all my ganached covered cakes in the fridge.

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