Decorating By Darlene Updated 20 Feb 2013 , 11:09pm by audrey0522

Darlene Posted 15 Aug 2011 , 3:24pm
post #1 of 9

Quick question-has anyone ever frozen a cake filled and frosted with ganache? I have a cake to do for my granddaughter's birthday and only have the morning of the party to decorate. I would like to cover it with fondant just after I take it out of the freezer. I didn't know if ganache took well to being frozen. Thank you in advance for any advice!

8 replies
JamAndButtercream Posted 15 Aug 2011 , 5:32pm
post #2 of 9

I wasn't really sure on this, because I've never frozen it, so I googled it, and I found another forum asking about freezing ganache,

Appartently it freezes very well, and to defrost, take it out of the freezer and let it sit in the fridge until its the temp you need it to be.

The cake inside should be ok frozen too, I'd say you'd need to take it out a couple of hours before you need to work on it, to make sure its defrosted well.

Hope this helps, Good luck! thumbs_up.gif

Darlene Posted 15 Aug 2011 , 7:20pm
post #3 of 9

Thank you-My goal though was to fill, stack the layers, and frost with ganache before freezing. Then when I take it out I would just have to fondant it. I have frozen ganache, but not at this stage. icon_smile.gif

Darlene Posted 16 Aug 2011 , 1:12pm
post #4 of 9

Has anyone tried this?

KoryAK Posted 17 Aug 2011 , 4:37am
post #5 of 9

It will be fine icon_smile.gif

jade8 Posted 17 Aug 2011 , 3:48pm
post #6 of 9

So if it has been in the freezer do we need to thaw it out before adding fondant or can fondant be applied to the cake right out of the freezer.

KoryAK Posted 17 Aug 2011 , 6:05pm
post #7 of 9

Same as any other type of icing, you may have problems with sweating. Do whatever you are usually comfortable with, the ganache won't be any different.

Darlene Posted 17 Aug 2011 , 7:35pm
post #8 of 9

Thank you!

audrey0522 Posted 20 Feb 2013 , 11:09pm
post #9 of 9

Is it ok to use ganache on a partially frozen and filled cake?  I have heard of cakes releasing gases as they thawed if you put fondant on frozen cakes causing bubbles or blow outs.  I want to put ganache on my partially frozen cake, let it set (how long is best??) and then cover in fondant. Thank you!

Quote by @%username% on %date%