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    Default Birthday cake help!

    I'm making a cauldron cake for my dd's 9th birthday. Sounds easy enough, but I want to use chocolate on the outside. Dark chocolate. How do I get it coated in melted chocolate and have it set evenly without running down?

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    Quote Originally Posted by share a book View Post
    I'm making a cauldron cake for my dd's 9th birthday. Sounds easy enough, but I want to use chocolate on the outside. Dark chocolate. How do I get it coated in melted chocolate and have it set evenly without running down?
    I would use chocolate fondant. It's a suger paste you can get from cake decorating stores. Once you put it on the cake brush it with a tiny amount of water to make it shiny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andy90 View Post
    I would use chocolate fondant. It's a suger paste you can get from cake decorating stores. Once you put it on the cake brush it with a tiny amount of water to make it shiny.
    I can't find any that are gluten and dairy free, are there any online?

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    I have a recipe for dairy free ganche but it will run down the sides. It will leave it nice and smooth looking though. Then you just use a hot knife to clean the board.

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    You could always wait for the ganche to set a bit then put it on like icing.

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    Could you just melt chocolate and spread it on to the cake? It should set quite quickly, especially if you put the cake in the fridge for a while beforehand to cool it down a bit?

    You could try and temper the chocolate which would make it all shiny and give it a good crack when you cut the cake, but tempering chocolate is a bit fiddly.

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    I will put the cake in the freezer for a day, so should it set quite fast?

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    Quote Originally Posted by share a book View Post
    I will put the cake in the freezer for a day, so should it set quite fast?
    Yes, would set very fast! You can always use a knife dipped in hot water if it sets *too* quickly.


 

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