This is a question specific to my fellow Baskin Robbins decorators. I am new to dealing with ice cream cakes and don't have anywhere else to turn to for advice. I can not seem to get the fudge to cover the roll cakes!
I know the cakes should be frozen and the fudge should be room temp. I know I should not lift my spatula off the cake. For the first three seconds, the fudge spreads fine, then it just rips off the cake. At that point, I realize that working with it anymore will make things worse but the cake is not completely covered, let alone attractively.
Please save me from being a frustrated voice in the back room shouting FUDGE!
I'm not an employee, but it sounds to me like the coldness of the cake is thickening the fudge making it too thick to spread and thus it tears the cake instead.
When I worked there, I used to put just a splash of milk in the fudge so it wasn't so thick, it was more frosting like
The fudge can be warmer than room temp. Try it with your fudge bowl placed in hot/warm water.
Along with not lifting your spatula, it's important that you aren't really trying to spread the fudge but rather push it. You need to start with a lot, push it along until all surfaces are covered, and wipe off the excess. Spreading sounds like what would be done when you don't have enough product and are trying to spread it out to make it go farther. Don't use it sparingly or it will rip the cake. HTH.
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