Ganache & Refrigerated Cake

Decorating By ampd11 Updated 30 Oct 2007 , 4:30am by JanH

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ampd11 Posted 29 Oct 2007 , 5:43pm
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Hi - I am going to bake a cake tonight, refrigerate it till Wednesday morning and then place the ganache on the cake.

Will the ganache discolor because of the cake being cold & will it still stay shine?

Thanks, Anna Marie

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JoAnnB Posted 29 Oct 2007 , 5:57pm
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The ganache should stay shiny. You can add a bit of corn syrup to help the shine and pour smoothly.

If you refrigerate the ganache after it is poured, it will not be shiny.

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JanH Posted 30 Oct 2007 , 4:30am
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Are you frosting and filling the cake with something perishable prior to glazing? (If not, refrigeration is not required.)

Handy safe storage chart for frostings and fillings:
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