Covering Pumpkin Shaped Cake With Ganache.

Decorating By MrsNancyB1 Updated 13 Oct 2009 , 9:08pm by MrsNancyB1

MrsNancyB1 Posted 12 Oct 2009 , 10:02pm
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I will be using ganache for the first time when I decorate a pumpkin cake. What do I need to know about covering the cake with ganache? Will the ganache naturally go into the grooves of the pumpkin?


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step0nmi Posted 12 Oct 2009 , 10:14pm
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well, it depends on what type of ganache you are making! If you are making the glaze/thinner kind then you could just pour it over the cake and coat the pumpkin while it sits on top of a cooling rack with a pan under neath to catch the drippings. If you were going to make a whipped you would have to smooth it on.

Hope that helps!

Rylan Posted 13 Oct 2009 , 1:44am
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Will there be fondant over the ganache?

MrsNancyB1 Posted 13 Oct 2009 , 3:08am
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Originally Posted by Rylan

Will there be fondant over the ganache?

Yes, I plan to put fondant over the ganache.

Rylan Posted 13 Oct 2009 , 3:28am
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Hmmm. That would be tricky.

If I were to do it, I would use my fingers to fill in the indentations of the pumkin. Make sure your ganache isn't too runny or has fully set hard (refrigerate when runny, microwave it a bit if it is too hard)--that way it is easier to work with. The heat of your fingers with help smoothen the ganache. When that is done, you can then finish ganaching the unganached areas. Did my explanation make sense?

Sharon Zambito has some tips that might help.

MrsNancyB1 Posted 13 Oct 2009 , 9:08pm
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Thanks for your reply Rylan! That link you sent went straight into my favorites. icon_smile.gif

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