Ganache On Ice Cream?

Decorating By traci_doodle Updated 5 Nov 2010 , 12:05pm by peg818

traci_doodle Posted 4 Nov 2010 , 12:23pm
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I'm making an ice cream cake for a friend and she asked if I could cover the cake with ganache. Last time I covered something frozen with ganache, it just cooled down the ganache and kept it from spreading. Is it possible to cover an ice cream cake with ganache (or whipped ganache)? Maybe if I work faster?

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traci_doodle Posted 4 Nov 2010 , 2:38pm
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Has anyone ever done it? Thoughts?

Bluehue Posted 4 Nov 2010 , 3:02pm
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No, i have never done that -
When you say ice cream cake - you mean an actual cake made from melted ice cream - and then refrozen to form the shape of acake - yes?


traci_doodle Posted 4 Nov 2010 , 3:08pm
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Yes, the top half will be actual ice cream, softened then refrozen in my 8" pan. Ganache would be so yummy, but I don't know if it would work.

Bluehue Posted 4 Nov 2010 , 3:26pm
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ok, i am with you now thumbs_up.gif

You could make your ganache - and let it cool slightly.

When cool - have your cake sitting on a cake rack over a tray all ready to go - and then you could pour your ganache over it.
Honestly - i think that would be far better than trying to spatular it on and smooth it that means your cake is sitting out for too long.

It can be done - as long as the ganache isn't to hot -
You would get a glossy smooth finish doing it that way.
Ganache coolS down quickly once on the cake - so then i would just put the cake, rack and tray back in the freezer until the ganache has set.


traci_doodle Posted 4 Nov 2010 , 3:37pm
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Thanks! Can't wait to try it!

Bluehue Posted 4 Nov 2010 , 3:39pm
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Originally Posted by traci_doodle

Thanks! Can't wait to try it!

Come back and let us know how you went and what your thought of it....

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aligotmatt Posted 5 Nov 2010 , 11:20am
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I watched some show on food network a year or two or three ago where someone went to carvel to learn how to make ice cream cakes. They had to ice and smooth the whole cake in less than 3 minutes because the icing/ice cream/whipped cream would get to hard to work with after that. So I would say it would be the same with ganache, a game of speed.

When I first read the post, I thought, yet please. Ganache on ice cream sounds fantastic! At least you know no matter what, it will taste great!

Melnick Posted 5 Nov 2010 , 11:47am
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Or maybe you could line the cake tin and make the ganache shell first and then fill the ice cream once it is set.

peg818 Posted 5 Nov 2010 , 12:05pm
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I fill my ice cream cakes with ganache and ice with whipped topping. They are like a big hot fudge sundae. So as was already stated i do think its a game of speed, if you are going to ice the outside of the cake with ganache.

When that warm icing hits the ice cream it will start to melt so you got to get it back in the freezer asap.

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