Newbie After Some Advice!

Decorating By mrsmoni Updated 13 Jun 2014 , 2:21pm by cai0311

mrsmoni Posted 11 Jun 2014 , 10:47am
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AHi everyone! This is my first post because I am making my first cake on my own! So I am brand new to the cake decorating world. I am making a 2-tier mud cake (1 tier white, 1 tier dark) and I have some questions please:

Do I freeze the mudcakes? If yes do they need to be partially/completely defrosted before the ganaching and covering with fondant? Is this done consecutively or should the ganache set for a while first?

Say if the party was on a Saturday morning, what would a good timeline be in terms of baking, ganache, fondant and decorating?

Sorry if these questions are a bit basic but I'm really after any advice I can get :) Thank you

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cai0311 Posted 13 Jun 2014 , 2:21pm
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AHere is my timeline for cakes with a Saturday delivery date: Wednesday: Bake cakes Thursday: Fill cakes, chill overnight to allow the cakes to settle completely (if your cakes do not settle completely you will have a saggy cake with wrinkled fondant), make ganache Friday: Ice and decorate

For ganache iced cakes you have to allow the ganache to set once on the cake. This can be sped up by putting the iced cake in the fridge for a couple hours.

I don't freeze cakes because my timeline doesn't require it. I have had to freeze them when I have a super busy week coming up. Allow the cakes to defrost completely before you start filling them.

Don't forget to put a card board cake board under each tier. And even though the cake is small, still use supports for the top tier.

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