Can I Pour Chocolate Ganache On Top Of A Bc Cake?

Decorating By crazyladybaker Updated 25 May 2010 , 8:43pm by indydebi

crazyladybaker Posted 25 May 2010 , 5:37pm
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I have a question... I want to do a buttercream (sugarshack recipe) covered cake and wanted to put chocolate ganache on the top to where it would drizzle down the sides (not all the way down...maybe 1/3 from top).
Then I want to put choc covered strawberries on top of that.

I haven't worked with ganache before. Can I do this or will it be a huge mess?

Any tips or advice/recipe would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks!

going to store to buy strawberries but will be back shortly to read replies.

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KayMc Posted 25 May 2010 , 5:40pm
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BTT as I am interested in knowing this answer as well.

missmikey Posted 25 May 2010 , 5:54pm
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You can do it. Make sure the cake is really cold, I put mine in the freezer for about 20 minutes. The ganache needs to be cooled down but still pourable. It is really easy to do it will spread across the top and down the sides, slowly if the cake is cool enough.

HTH

flourgirlz Posted 25 May 2010 , 6:28pm
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I've done this several times, and my cake wasn't cooled. I've never had a problem with it!

mamawrobin Posted 25 May 2010 , 7:12pm
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Originally Posted by flourgirlz

I've done this several times, and my cake wasn't cooled. I've never had a problem with it!




Ditto. I never refrigerate my cakes and it works just fiine for me. It's really good too btw.

crazyladybaker Posted 25 May 2010 , 8:43pm
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Thanks everyone for the replies. I am about to get the strawberries ready for dipping.

I have wanted to try the ganache for a while but never had the courage.

Cross your fingers!!!

If it looks decent I will post pictures icon_biggrin.gif

oh, has anyone ever done a wedding cake covered in white choc ganache? I was wondering how smooth you can actually get this stuff?

Thanks!!!

indydebi Posted 25 May 2010 , 8:43pm
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Originally Posted by mamawrobin

Quote:
Originally Posted by flourgirlz

I've done this several times, and my cake wasn't cooled. I've never had a problem with it!



Ditto. I never refrigerate my cakes and it works just fiine for me. It's really good too btw.




same here.

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