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?
+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 8 of 8
08-07-2012 15:31 #1
Birthday cake help!
08-07-2012 17:24 #2Senior Member
- Join Date
- May 2012
08-07-2012 17:32 #3
08-07-2012 17:37 #4
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.
08-07-2012 17:40 #5
You could always wait for the ganche to set a bit then put it on like icing.
08-07-2012 17:42 #6
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.
08-07-2012 17:54 #7
I will put the cake in the freezer for a day, so should it set quite fast?
08-07-2012 18:12 #8
By Mod-Nomsie in forum BirthdaysReplies: 103Last Post: 19-03-2017, 19:03
By Alimia in forum General ChatReplies: 5Last Post: 04-06-2012, 09:00
By KillerHeels in forum General Parenting Tips, Advice & ChatReplies: 17Last Post: 19-03-2012, 09:49
Impressionable KidsImpressionable Kids are Australia's leader in framed children's memorabilia and specialise in framed baby hand and feet ...
LATESTWhy it is OK for your child to be differentWhat is a blessing way? How is it different to a baby shower?7 ways to break the ‘mumnotony’ at home
POPULARWhen can I start giving chores to my children?New baby nursery checklist – a guide to newborn essentialsWhat to pack for labour and hospital – a checklist
FORUMS - chatting now ...
Lunch box ideas that doesn't include sandwichRecipes & Lunchbox Ideas
Inheritance WWYDGeneral Chat
Egg Donation in Greece #5Egg Donation
Loan for a businessFamily Finances
What is your weekly budget?Family Finances
ongoing chat threadGeneral Chat
Albert?Choosing Baby Names
Did you drink any alcohol during pregnancy?Pregnancy Health Issues
Experiences with antidepressants during pregnancy and breastfeeding?Prenatal depression