Does Ganache Spoil? Advice Needed For Tuxedo Cake

Decorating By cakegirl1973 Updated 18 May 2011 , 1:26am by sillywabbitz

cakegirl1973 Posted 17 May 2011 , 3:31pm
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Hello! I am making a wedding cake in July that will be covered in fondant and then there will be ganache poured on top of each tier (tuxedo cake). Here's my problem-I have to transport the cake by car about six hours away (I have air conditioning in my car.) Ideally, I'd like to fully assemble the cake, put it in my cake safe, and drive it to my friend's house where I will be staying. Once I get to my friend's house, I would bring the cake inside overnight, and then deliver the cake the next day.

I think my plan is do-able, but I am worried about the ganache. Will it spoil by sitting out so long? Will it melt during the car ride? (I will have my ac on full blast the entire time.) Any and all advice is greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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Dayti Posted 17 May 2011 , 8:12pm
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I think it might be ok. But to be honest, I would try it first on a 6" round for the family, just to check. Put the ganache on, let it set, drive in your car to teh store or something, take it in and out the house, give it a few bumps on the counter etc etc. Just in case icon_smile.gif

sillywabbitz Posted 17 May 2011 , 8:28pm
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The cake bible says ganache is good on the counter for 3 days. Planet cake tells you to make the ganache one night let it rest on the counter, ganache the cake the next day, let it rest another day and the cover in fondant so they imply it's more than fine out for a few days. I have read the higher the chic ratio the longer it is shelf stable. Also adding liquor extends the shelf life but I don't know how much liquor or how ling it extends.

As for the ganache melting depends on the temp and ratio of chic to cream. If you want it more stable add more chocolate. It won't be as soft when cut but I've done 1.5 chocto cream and it sets up soft but not runny.

I'm so jealous of your cake safeicon_wink.gif

cakegirl1973 Posted 18 May 2011 , 1:04am
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Thanks, guys!

sillywabbitz, I was able to justify a cake safe because of this cake and one more later in the summer that will have to travel this same distance. icon_smile.gif

sillywabbitz Posted 18 May 2011 , 1:26am
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I just reread my post and the auto correct feature on my phone apparently changed all 'choc' to chic...heehee

If I ever get to start a cake business my first purchase willbe cake boss software and my second will be a cake safe!

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