Need Help With A Ganache/ Fondant Covered Topsy Turvy Cake

Decorating By bergetti Updated 8 May 2012 , 1:41pm by kendra_83

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bergetti Posted 7 May 2012 , 6:49pm
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I am going to make a topsy turvy cake for my daughters first birthday this week and would like to use the method taught by Sharon Zambito in her video. I live in Florida, so my house is air-conditioned, however it is not 68-70 degrees, but closer to 78-79 degrees. If I put the cake in the fridge after I ice it with ganache, will condensation be a problem when I go to put the fondant on it? Also, I need to decorate the cake on Friday for a Saturday party. The cake is going to have to sit out overnight. Will this cause the ganache to spoil?

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Chellescakes Posted 7 May 2012 , 8:24pm
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No it won't be a problem, I firm up my ganache in the freezer when I am in a hurry, I use sugar syrup to stick my fondant on with and wipe most of it off with a paper tower, you can do this with the condensation if you are worried about it.

I have left ganache and fondant covered cakes out of the fridge for a couple of weeks with no ill effects.

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kendra_83 Posted 8 May 2012 , 1:41pm
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You won't need to refrigerate it unless the filling isn't shelf stable. If you do refrigerate and some condensation forms you can blot with a paper towel but you do want some moisture so that your fondant will stick to the ganache. I usually brush mine with a little water to get it to adhere well.

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