Decorating By diamondsmom Updated 22 Jun 2011 , 11:41am by diamondsmom

diamondsmom Posted 21 Jun 2011 , 11:36am
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Hi CC'ers,

can i melt chocolate and leave it to thicken up slightly and cover a cake the way u would normally use ganache to cover a cake? I have to cover a cake in Ganache but forgot to make it and leave it to set up overnight.


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leah_s Posted 21 Jun 2011 , 2:39pm
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no. It would set up so hard that you couldn't cut the cake, or if you could get a knife through it, it could just shatter.

You don't have to let ganache set up overnight. That's why we have refrigerators.

TexasSugar Posted 21 Jun 2011 , 3:36pm
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I had to remake ganache for a cake recently. I made it and used it with in 2 or 3 hours I believe. I did put it in the fridge a little but, but I was afraid, since it was in a metal bowl the part against the bowl would cool and get hard faster than the rest.

I did start spreading it on the cake when it was still a little softer than I would have liked, but it firmed up very fast once on the cake.

diamondsmom Posted 22 Jun 2011 , 11:41am
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Thanks for your replies, appreciate it

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