I was so excited to practice my sharp corners under ganache technique...I managed to find some acetate sheet equivalents during the week, and was going to go to town and have the bestest most sharpest corners eva.....
Then I made the ganache wrong.
I followed a recipe, but in retrospect it is a recipe for ganache that is going to be whipped. So it has much more cream than usual. So of course it hasn't set hard! I just want to cry!
And once the cakes have already been baked, and torted with buttercream (lemon and pistachio by the way...yum!) and left to settle with a tile, and then chilled, I was all excited about my ganache crumb coat. Yeah - good luck with that, as it just keeps sliding down the cake, I can't even get it to stay at the top, let alone make a sharp corner.
By continual refrigeration and sheer force of will I finally got something resembling a reasonably smooth finish and a sharpish corner.
Then I put the fondant on. Bahahahaha! How hilarious. If you want the top of your cake to resemble a mushroom I know exactly how to do it. And the sides - oh my. Talk about bulges. I can actually make an impression in the cake with my fondant smoother. Lol. This is such fun. Back in the fridge. Again.
But not too long, I still want to smooth the fondant once it comes back out. Now I am texting my friend, laughingly telling her that making her cakes has been a wonderful learning experience. And don't expect too much.
My inspired, clean, architectural design has gone out the window. Now I'm just being cliche and doing the same old vertical stripes that everyone does on their cakes. Which are fine, but I have to keep putting it back in the fridge as the ganache is starting to get too soft.
I realise I am going to have to deliver to her the moment it's complete so she can actually see it before it turns into a bulging, sliding, leaning mess. ROFL! Thank goodness it's not for an actual party or anything.
Anyway - just wanted to share my current disaster story. Hope everyone else is having better success than me. Happy caking!