Can I cover a chocolate ganache cake with modeling chocolate?

by Amber
(Los Angeles, CA)

Hello:) I'm fairly new at cake decorating, but my previous cakes have been butter cream iced and covered in MM fondant. I find both those ingredients too sweet, so I want to try chocolate ganache and modeling chocolate. My question is can I cover my cake with chocolate ganache then cover it with modeling chocolate? Also, how will I make my decorations stick to the modeling chocolate? Will fondant decorations work? Thanks so much for your help!! By the way I LOVE your website:)!!

From the editor:

Amber,

Yes, you can cover ganache with modeling chocolate. These are both great choices if you want something a little less sweet than traditional buttercream and fondant.

If you cover your cake in ganache and refrigerate, just be sure to moisten the ganache lightly so the modeling chocolate has something to stick to. You can use clear piping gel or my favorite, a clear alcohol like vodka. Either way, just use a small brush and don't be too heavy handed with the application.

For your decorations, you can use either modeling chocolate or fondant. Just apply them with a little clear alcohol painted on the back.

Thanks for visiting. I'm glad you like the site.

Regards,

Michelle (editor)

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