Gold Drip Cake On Buttercream

Decorating By sudie1 Updated 25 Jun 2018 , 6:59pm by TruCake

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sudie1 Posted 25 Jun 2018 , 5:20pm
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I'm doing my first gold drip cake, and I'm wondering if pouring melted ganache (from 2 parts candy melts/1 part heavy cream ) on top of the buttercream will melt or mess up the buttercream?  Should I freeze the buttercream-iced cake first before dripping the ganache?  And will the Wilton brand gold luster dust with Vodka show up enough if painted on the ganache?  I am out of the other brand of gold luster dust and need to do the cake asap.  Advice??? TIA!

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TruCake Posted 25 Jun 2018 , 6:59pm
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Make sure your cake is super cold and BC is crusted hard.  Let the drip be warm enough to pour, it will harden as soon as it hits the cake.  I start in the middle of the top of the cake and use a big spoon to run off the edges.  You can also use a piping bag or a squeeze bottle to control your drips.  The candy coating should be ok to paint.  I always use ganache and it paints well candy coating can sometimes be tricky to paint for me anyway.

Hope this helps

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