How Long Does Ganached Cake Need To Set Before Covering With Fondant?

Decorating By MissyTex Updated 14 Jan 2015 , 7:36pm by Gingerlocks

MissyTex Posted 14 Jan 2015 , 7:08pm
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I’ve seen tutorials online that say to let the cake set over night, but I don’t have that much time.

Wanted to ganache/fondant tonight and decorate tomorrow night. I can only work on the cake in the evenings.  It’s just an 8” round.  I guess I could cover and decorate tomorrow night but I don’t want to be up too late.  Cakes usually take me longer than I anticipate.  My hubby used to say “You’ll be up til midnight” and he would be right!  I told him to stop telling me that, tell me “Oh, you’ll be done before 10!”  LOL

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melbakescakes Posted 14 Jan 2015 , 7:20pm
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AIf I have time to let it set I do, but my last cake I just ganached and put it in the fridge until it was hard and covered with fonsant right away. I had no problems

Gingerlocks Posted 14 Jan 2015 , 7:36pm
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Pop it in the freezer for an hour and it'll be good to go. I do it all the time and it works just fine. 

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