Trouble!! Help Quick...

Decorating By karateka Updated 19 Oct 2009 , 3:57pm by sadsmile

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karateka Posted 17 Oct 2009 , 6:43pm
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I poured ganache on a cake so it would drip down the sides. All 3 tiers are assembled, ready to go in the box and be delivered, leave in 1.5 hours.

Now I look at the damn thing and the ganache has cracked! Not all over, but there isn't a "front" of the cake anymore. Each of the bottom tiers has minor cracks in the smooth ganache finish.

How do I fix this? I do NOT have time to re-do the whole cake. and what if it cracks more on the way?

Kinda freaking out. This hasn't happened to me before!

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peg818 Posted 17 Oct 2009 , 6:49pm
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i'm not sure but i wonder if you hit it with a hair dryer, if you could melt the ganache a bit with out damaging the cake underneath

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cabecakes Posted 18 Oct 2009 , 3:52am
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I'm just a newbie, and this idea may be all wet, but could you possibly melt a little chocolate or some cocoa and cream (if you have those ingredients) and make a paste to fill the crack with and smooth ever so lightly with a piece of wax paper sprayed with non-stick spray. Oh and pray it doesn't crack anymore. How awful for you. I'm so sorry I don't have experience in this area yet to help you out.

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costumeczar Posted 19 Oct 2009 , 3:50pm
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I was thinking of a food torch or a candlelighter that you could use to heat it up along the cracks, the hairdryer is the same kind of idea, so heat might be the right way to go!

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sadsmile Posted 19 Oct 2009 , 3:57pm
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What is the cake on? If your cake board can flex at all it will happen again. I would make sure to put it onto something that is rigid like Masonite or wood or glass for transport. With a no-slip mat of coarse.

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