Hi im new to the forum
im making a two tier chocolate ganache covered cake, what im unsure of is once i have covered the bottom tier of the cake in ganache how do i put the next tier on? i was going to use a cake board for the second tier but do you put a cakeboard on top of ganache? or does ganache not set when chilled and make a huge mess?
sorry im rambling lol, i would appreciate any advice as im making it on christmas day for my cousins birthday on boxing day
Cover them in the ganache separately, like you are making two different cakes. Dowel your bottom cake to support the next tier. I like to trace the next tier onto some wax paper, then cut it out so I can place it on top of the bottom tier as a guide to where my dowels should go! just gently lift and place you next tier on top of the bottom! Do you understand how I am explaining this or does it sound like I am rambling?!? LOL
Thanks for replying
so will the ganache be ok under the cardboard of the second tier or will it make a huge mess? does ganache set a bit when chilled? i have never made a ganache cake before so im unsure of the end result
Yea it should be fine. Let it set before you try moving them around, I usually put mine in the fridge for at least 15 mins! Just don't let it get too hot, which being the middle of winter, I don't think you have to worry about melting too much!
thankyou, i shall give it a try and keep everything crossed that it turns out ok lol