Can I Refrigerate a Fondant Cake?

Can I Refrigerate a Fondant Cake?

Can I refrigerate a fondant cake? How do I keep my fondant decorations from melting?  I read these questions in Facebook groups all the time.

And yes you can! Let me show you how.

Here are examples of decorated cakes that were refrigerated. Yep, these cakes were in the fridge fully decorated before these photos.

Unicorn Princess Cake – An enchanting buttercream cake with fondant decorations and gorgeous Unicorn Sprinkle Pop sprinkles. 

Flamingo Shower CakeBella the Flamingo fondant cake with fondant and gumpaste decorations accented with Wilton Easter sprinkles on a buttercream border. Can I refridgerate the fondant designs and sprinkles? Yes, you can!

Mermaid Cake – Color dusted Merry the Mermaid on a fondant cake with fondant ruffles accented with cookie sand and candy pearls. Can I refridgerate a fondant cake? And all these decorations? Yes, you can!

Princess Cake – a 2-tier fondant ruffled Princess cake (except the crown) with the brooch and pearls.

And photo down below: the top tier of a wedding cake (excuse the pic, it’s one of the 1st and before my camera) covered in fondant with a sugar lace design. The tier is in the refrigerator waiting for assembly. 

The best part of a chilled cake? It stabilizes the cake for delivery. With this technique, you will never post, Can I refrigerate a fondant cake? again. And if you live in a humid hot area, this technique will keep the flowers and toppers from wilting.
I can still remember the 1st fondant cake. I had a panic attack with nightmares that the fondant had slowly slid off the buttercream. I’d wake up and check to make sure the cake was still standing. It was dismal. And then Erica O’Brien saved the day. I’d actually like to take credit for this cake problem solver, but it wouldn’t be fair.  Thanks Erica, I sleep like a babe now.

How not to ask, Can I refrigerate a fondant cake?

Let’s get started…

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Ballerina Cake

Ballerina Cake

Little girls dream of being a ballerina and this dancing Ballerina Cake will keep you on pointe with a cake pattern and time lapse video.

Let’s meet a Ballerina named Florina and warmup at the barre.

Florina was a ballerina who loved to twirl. Even strangers on the streets asked, “Are you dizzy, girl?”

Spinning three times and ending with a plie, Florina told everyone who’d listen, “I’m going to be a ballerina on stage one day.”

Her favorite class was with the ballerina, Madame Trudeau. It was the day of the week she wore her pink hairbow.

Stretching at the barre and getting lots of praise, she reminded the class their first recital was in five days.

The music began and chill bumps dotted her arms. It was time to dance and show off her practiced charms.

Smiling brightly with her chin up slightly, she pranced onto the stage. For this was her moment to shine as she spun on a dime and judging by the  audience response, clearly amazed.

She was so excited after the show and her dad gifted her with a rose. Not knowing what her parents had in store, they led her into a room with balloons galore.

And to her surprise classmates were waiting, anticipating the look upon her face. Oh me. Oh my. She had completely forgotten, it was her sixth birthday.

Heart full of grace her eyes focused on the cake and she squealed with delight. Closing her eyes to blow out the candles, she whispered giddily, “I wish, I might, remember this night” and her eyes shone bright.

A ballerina on stage on her birthday and a ballerina cake, those three wishes had come true.

In her own little world Florina the ballerina began to twirl. She twirled and twirled…and twirled.

WITHOUT DANCE, WHAT’S THE POINTE?

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Mermaid Cake

Mermaid Cake


A free template and time lapse video for this Mermaid Cake tutorial gives the ‘fins up‘ to customize the cake.

Personalize this celebration cake by changing the colors of her eyes, hair and skin tone to make this birthday cake just like her.

‘Cause little girls dream of being and seeing a mermaid.

Raindrops fell from the sky…

It was a rainy day and it wasn’t suppose to be. Tomorrow was her birthday and Sunday she would leave.

Lots of local trinkets glistened in the sand. Bright colored beads made into long seaworthy strands.

Gifts to the mermaids that were known to swim by the shore. Candies and chocolates even a few of her favorite s’mores.

A gust of wind blew the clouds away and on the nearest buoy she saw her first mermaid.

Bedazzled in splendor tapping her tail in rhythm. The lighthouse and the rocks turned into an amazing prism.

Enchanting folklore rode with the wave. The lure of the siren song lifted her heart to be brave.

Mesmerized to swim to the musical sway. Should she go to the mermaid or listen to her mother and stay?

A hypnotic tone came from a sandhill nearby. The mystical mermaid beckoned with a smile.

Dazzling in the mermaid’s hair a sea urchin strand of pearls. Ocean creatures swam around creating sandy swirls.

Relaxing on a pearly pillow inside an iridescent shell, lounged the fashionable diva who knew her so well.

All about the tokens on the beach given to her pods. How the merfolk queen had graciously given the birthday nod.

For the celebration expect a big surprise, the gift will be a trustworthy mermaid in human folk disguise.

The party started and she couldn’t find her mom. And where was the mermaid who promised to come?

Lights dimmed, candles blazed bright and her eyes blinked twice to see. Standing before her was the prettiest mermaid, this day was meant to be.

Gifting a replica Mermaid Cake her heart began to soar and never in her wildest dreams imagined this before.

For all this time she’d never guessed what life had in store. For her Mother was the mermaid, the one she’d always wished for.

Moral of the Story: Birthday wishes do come true and always trust your Mom to do what’s best for you.

WRITE YOUR SECRETS IN THE SAND AND TRUST THEM WITH A MERMAID

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Just For You: Mermaids gotta swim in some water so, I’ve added another ‘bonus’ on how to make fast and easy ruffled waves for your Mermaid Cake with a quick tutorial. So dive on in and enjoy.

Dust the sand off your sandals and stroll on over to another girlie cake, ‘Unicorn Princess.’ She’s magical!

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Flamingo Shower Cake

Flamingo Shower Cake

Bella knew that she was a little too flamboyant, but she didn’t care. The dream of being on a Flamingo Shower Cake  was known everywhere.

Primping and styling her vibrant feathers took up most of her time.

And  the beauties in the colony kept telling her to eat more algae, plankton and brine.

One sunny day a purple ribbon waved to her in the shallows. She was destined to be here in the lagoon for the ground was hallow.

Wading closer to the bungalows a rain boot floated by the shore. On the beach she found a matching umbrella she simply adored.

To her surprise a golden necklace glistened half hidden in the sand.

And when a loving beak placed the beads around her neck Bella claimed Lingo, her flamingo man.

That’s when she heard the clicking noise coming from the pier. The sound was soothing she had no fear.

With a closer look, the camera came into view. The dream of being on a Flamingo Shower Cake was finally coming true.

Posing and twirling for just the right angle, when the session was over the human asked for her handle.

He loved her style, she was sure to make the cover. She was a flamboyant flamingo like no other.

Bella was enlightened that day.  A lesson she could relate. Looking for beauty in everyday things she became a beauty queen.

And to add to her joy and happiness she’d found Lingo, the flamingo mate of her dreams.

Moral of the story: Just be you. Life isn’t always as it seems. Always smile. And allow your inner beauty to glow. For this is life and it’s your show.

Stand tall. Admire someone else’s beauty without questioning your own.

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Unicorn Princess Cake

Unicorn Princess Cake

Everyone has a unicorn, it’s just the matter of tracking her down and this Unicorn Princess Cake comes with a magical GPS. Folklore reveals that only the pure at heart can catch a unicorn. And since you’ve landed here on this page, you meet the qualifications. Featuring a time lapse video this Unicorn Princess will materialize right before your eyes.
The day began as a normal day…. It turned into a magical morning the moment candy sprinkles began falling from the sky. Twirling around with excitement, tasting the sweetness on my tongue, the soothing sounds of  wind chimes flowed though the vibrant leaves nearby. And as I gazed into the crystal clear water, precious gemstones twinkled back at me like stars.  A ruby here, an emerald there and faceted diamonds were everywhere. Entranced in the babbling brook, a meadow came into view.  Lollipops grew big as trees and gumdrops dotted the ground. And when the Unicorn Princess raised her head I didn’t make a sound
I took a step towards her and my feet began to glow and that’s when I noticed over my head was a brilliant rainbow. Keeping time with the chimes the Unicorn Princess began to prance and when the musical beat grew stronger she performed the unicorn dance. When the sound of music stopped she took a graceful curtsey. Stifling  a loud giggle, oh me oh my, she looked so girlie.
The brightness of the day began to fade and all colors turned to grey. And as I watched the Unicorn Princess slowly vanish, my heart filled with dismay. Did she leave because of me? I so wanted her to stay. Oh please, oh please come back to me, it’s my birthday.
With a shake and a hug, a soft voice said, ‘Good morning, it’s time to celebrate.’ But I was in a bad mood, my dreams were smashed and I didn’t want to play. If I didn’t have a Unicorn Princess my friends could come another day.
Walking into the room to oohs and ahs I couldn’t believe my eyes. Bedazzled in all her glory was the biggest surprise. My birthday wish had been granted, the Unicorn Princess was true. I’d been gifted a treasure and I knew just what to do. I’d take lots of photos and share them for years to come. For I’d been blessed on my birthday to see two unicorns. And I’d caught one.

Imagine. Dream. Believe. 

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Trot on over to the Marshmallow Buttercream tutorial it’s a dreamy buttercream. For a delicious Funfetti cake recipe to compliment this Unicorn Princess, Behind the Cake. And don’t you just want to nibble on those gorgeous sprinkles at the base of the cake? Me too. It’s Sprinkle Pop’s bespoken unicorn mix. And always remember, a unicorn doesn’t stand around and worry about what other’s think. It just sparkles.

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Apple Pudding Cake

Apple Pudding Cake


This scrumptious Apple Pudding Cake mysteriously disappeared so fast I had to bake another one just to do the pics for this tutorial.

Even after a stern, ‘Hooves off, dudes!,’ and getting nods of understanding it still disappeared.

And the weirdest thing is no one had an inkling where the darn thing vanished.

All I got out of the herd was, “Do wut?”

Like I didn’t know? The herd must have been thinking there was slack in my rope.

C’mon now, this ain’t my first rodeo. Didn’t they know that this Apple Pudding Cake was baked specifically for you?

Of all the nerve.

The aroma of cinnamon apples baking in the oven and the herd sniffing around my kitchen should have been the first clue.

Even after doggin’ the main bull toward the pasture it was futile.

Here they’d come, corralling near the oven, over and over again .

The 2nd time baking this Apple Pudding Cake, I got wise.

So very wise.

I got as cuddly as a hornet.

And yep, that’s a surefire way to scatter the herd.

‘Cause there’s nothing like dealing with a bowed up Texas woman in a horn-tossing mood baking an Apple Pudding Cake.

Just so you know, as my horns were holding up my halo and the Apple Pudding Cake was cooling on the countertop, I eventually came down from my high horse.

After photographing for this tutorial, I devoured the slice with the scoop of ice cream on top.

It was amazing.

Just me, cake and a coffee moment.

No roundup was needed ’cause all eyes were focused on the gate for the ‘all-clear whoop’ and once again, the Apple Pudding Cake mysteriously disappeared.

Hey, don’t look at me…

…all I gotta say is,“Do wut?”

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Apple Pudding Cake Recipe Yum
Featuring an updated old-fashioned recipe that's been tickling taste buds since the Colonial times in America. ~BB Bakes Sugar Art
Apple Pudding Cake
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35-40 minutes
Servings
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35-40 minutes
Servings
servings
Apple Pudding Cake
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 375°.
  2. In a microwave-safe bowl, combine apples and cinnamon. Microwave on high until apples are soften, 3-5 minutes.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
  4. In a measuring cup, add milk, butter and vanilla; stir until combined.
  5. Combiner the milk/butter mixture with the dry ingredients.
  6. Fold in the soften apples.
  7. Pour into a 9" deep-dish pie plate.
  8. Bake 30-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  9. Slightly cool before serving.

Marshmallow Buttercream

Marshmallow Buttercream


Love the taste of marshmallows? If that’s a ‘yes siree!’, then  you’re gonna love this Marshmallow Buttercream recipe.

It’s simply delicious.

Bowl lickin’ good.

Fluffy and light, this Marshmallow Buttercream pipes easily onto cupcakes and covers cakes like a dream.

And I’ve fallen even deeper in love photographing these cupcakes after a rainstorm and in stifling 95° heat (known properly as Texas sauna blessings.)

Even though the cupcakes were in the shade, it was a miracle when the buttercream held its peaks.  Ahhh-maa-zing.

A real miracle.

‘Cause let me tell you…there’s nothing like surviving  Texas in July. 

Another thing that I love about this Marshmallow Buttercream: pop the leftover icing into the fridge and make truffles.

The truffles are to ‘swoon’ for. 

Just make sure to hide the secret stash (in the fridge or freezer) ’cause it’s mind-boggling how easy it is for others to find. Label the container something disgusting, anything that refrains others from lid poppin’ and exploring.

‘Cause gross labeling is an extra delectable privacy sort of thing so you don’t freak out when the truffles come up mysteriously missing…

…and nothin’ is so disheartening as ‘disappearing truffles.’

And just for you, here’s a YouTube video link on how to make truffles.

Ain’t I sweet?

Sure ‘mam!

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I’m all about time-management and store bought marshmallow fluff was used for this Marshmallow Buttercream recipe, but if you’re hankering on how to make Homemade Marshmallow Fluff, check out this blog post.

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Marshmallow Buttercream Recipe Yum
Fluffy and light, this Marshmallow Buttercream pipes easily onto cupcakes and covers cakes like a dream. And tastes delish as truffles. ~BB Bakes Sugar Art
Marshmallow Buttercream
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings
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Marshmallow Buttercream
Instructions
  1. On low-speed add butter. Beat butter on medium-speed until light and fluffy, 2-minutes.
  2. Add Marshmallow Fluff; on low-speed, mix until blended.
  3. Gradually mix in confectioners' sugar.
  4. Add vanilla.
  5. With the mixer on medium-speed, beat until light and fluffy, 2-minutes.

Smoked Chocolate Raspberry Ganache

Smoked Chocolate Raspberry Ganache


Creamy and spreadable this Smoked Chocolate Raspberry Ganache is what  sweet icing dreams are all about.

Don’t want the smoke?

It’s just as easy to omit and still retain a ganache that’ll be the ultimate easy recipe to achieve.

Ganache is simple to do. In fact, it’s easier than whipping up a mixer bowl of buttercream. And if you’re a ‘newbie’ cake decorator, youre going to give this recipe a ‘high-five.’

Whether the end-result is the Smoked Chocolate Raspberry Ganache version or unsmoked…

…you’ll simply fall in love.

And if this is your first time using smoked chocolate, take it easy on the smoked chips.

You can always add more to the ganache. Just melt the chips in a small amount of cream, zap for 5-10 seconds in the microwave, cool to room temp and fold into the ganache.

Easy peasy!

This Smoked Chocolate Raspberry Ganache recipe is sooo simple to do.

Versatile in flavor, choose your own seedless jelly or jam. It’s that easy to make this ganache your own.

It’s fabulous as a filling and oh so dreamy when icing the cake.

You’ll fall in love over ‘n over again.

Want to smoke your own chocolate? Here’s a link. Or purchase smoked chocolate chips? Checkout this website.

 

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Smoked Chocolate Raspberry Ganache Yum
A spreadable & creamy raspberry ganache with a hint of smoked chocolate. ~recipe by BB Bakes Sugar Art
Smoked Chocolate Raspberry Ganache
Servings
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Ingredients
Servings
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Ingredients
Smoked Chocolate Raspberry Ganache
Instructions
  1. In a saucepan bring cream, butter, corn syrup and jam to a simmering boil. Immediately remove pan from heat.
  2. Add chocolates to cream mixture. Swirl pan to submerge chocolate.
  3. Let stand uncovered for 5-minutes.
  4. Whisk ganache gently until smooth.
  5. Gently press plastic/saran wrap over the ganache. Chill, covered, at least 2-hours or up to 3-days.
  6. Assemble cake: Let ganache stand at room temperature until softened and pliable.
  7. With an electric mixer, using the whisk attachment, beat ganache until light and fluffy.

Smoked Chocolate Cake

Smoked Chocolate Cake


Popular in trendy Texas restaurants, this Smoked Chocolate Cake gets rave reviews. A decadent chocolate cake with just a hint of smoke, it’s the perfect accompaniment  paired with smoked meats and foods on the grill.

‘Smoked chocolate?‘  You bet!  And it’s the ‘best darn thing’, EVER.

And yep, it’s true. Texans will smoke anything imaginable. In fact, if it moos, bleats, oinks, swims, gobbles, wobbles, snaps or strikes at a lightning speed, Texans will slap it on the grill.

Now that’s not saying that this gal is a cheering fan of the majority smoking suggestions above, but when you’re a native Texan it’s a given that you gotta give it a taste or maybe two.

If not, you may be the ‘yellow belly on the grill.’ 

Smoked Chocolate Cake

Okay. Its a Texas yarn. We don’t consume our own. Just be cautious when grilling with the natives.

Sure’nuff,  to peak a Texas gal’s interest all you gotta say is the word, ‘smoked’, add the word, ‘chocolate’ and she’ll  be all ready and rarin’ to go…

(and now your thunking has gone sideways)

…to the kitchen to make, ‘Smoked Chocolate Cake.’

To compliment this Smoked Chocolate Cake are two ganache recipes, Smoked Chocolate Raspberry Ganache and Chipotle Chocolate Ganache.

Just take yer pick.

And to honor all Texas gals, both recipes are a wee bit smoky in flavor, one’s a little spicy ‘n the other sweet.

M’mm M’mm Good!

So, pull up a chair and stay awhile! We got ‘cha covered…

…with ganache that is.

And this Smoked Chocolate Cake recipe will lovingly lasso your guests with a trendy and tasteful ending to one spectacular evening.

You own this rodeo.

Now hitch up your boots and watch the YouTube videos.

Yeehaw!

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Smoked Chocolate Cake Recipe Yum
Popular in trendy Texas restaurants, this Smoked Chocolate Cake gets rave reviews. ~recipe by BB Bakes Sugar Art
Smoked Chocolate Cake
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Servings
servings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Servings
servings
Smoked Chocolate Cake
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 325º. Butter and flour (2) 6" round x 2" deep pans. Line bottom of pans with parchment paper.
  2. In a microwave safe bowl, heat the cream and pour over the smoked chocolate chips. Allow to sit for 5 minutes and whisk smooth; set aside to cool.
  3. In a large bowl, stir together sugars and oil. Add egg, egg yolk, and extracts, whisk to combine.
  4. In a medium-bowl, sift together flour, cocoa, baking powder, salt and soda.
  5. In a measuring cup, mix and stir in coffee, raspberry liqueur and milk together.
  6. Gradually add flour mixture to sugar mixture, alternately with milk, beginning and ending with flour mixture; stirring until just combined after each addition.
  7. Whisk in smoked chips glaze until smooth.
  8. Divide batter between 2 (6-inch) or 1 (8-inch) round prepared pan. For best results, wrap pans with damp towel strips or use Wilton Even Strips. (See link in notes on 'How to Bake a Flat Cake.')
  9. Bake until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean, 35 - 40 minutes. Don't overbake.
  10. Let cool in pans for 10 minutes. Remove from pans and let cool completely on wire racks.
  11. Note: if NOT adding the raspberry liqueur, add another 1/3 cup brewed coffee. Total = 2/3 cup.

Chipotle Chocolate Ganache

Chipotle Chocolate Ganache


Kick-up your cake a notch (or maybe two) with this sweet ‘n spicy Chipotle Chocolate Ganache.

Complimentary with grilled meats, it’s the ‘guinda del pastel’  that withstands the Texas heat. (Well  in the shade that is…’cause nothin’ is that non meltable but it’s pretty darn close.)

And to give you a reference point of the summer heat index, ever so often it’s common to see a braggin’ Texan frying eggs on the sidewalk.

Why? Don’t rightly know.

Chipotle Chocolate Ganache

It’s just another Texan thang, sorta like, if you can’t stand the heat, get outta the kitchen, followed with a yeehaw and, ‘ Oh by the way, don’t let the door hit you in the arse when you leave.’ 

Texans love braggin’ rights, even if it’s the stifling heat. *sigh* It’s in the DNA.

One of the things learned quickly here in the Lone Star State is a celebration needs goodies that won’t go rancid in an hour, ’cause nothing ruins a hoedown like having the runs.

And Texas bakers get nervous as a long tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs when observing buttercream sliding in a gentle slow motion off a decorated party cake…

…’cause nobody wants to go there.

Yessiree,  a stick of lard in a mixer and a load of sugar can also handle the Texas heat.  And if it’s on the menu, who am I to judge?

To each his own.

Personally, I can’t seem to wash the darn lard off my hands and with each bite I  visualize the buttercream sticking directly to my innards and clogging up the old arteries.

Cibophobia is my best guess.

Chipolte Chocolate Ganache

So my preference is ‘butter’cream and when the temps begin to rise for outdoor events it’s the perfect time for a decadent chocolate ganache.

And this Chipotle Chocolate Ganache is ‘au naturale’  and you control the heat.

It’s simply, udderly delicious!

For reference points look closely to the above photos.

2nd pic: the refrigerated  cake was (in the shade) outside for approximately 30-45 minutes/temp in the low 90’s. Notice the cake has a glossy, creamy look; softer ganache.

Whereas the 4th photo: the cake was removed from the fridge in an air conditioned room for the indoor photo shoot.

Note: It’s best to keep the cakes refrigerated until party time. The longer the ganache sits outside in warm/hot weather, the softer the chocolate on the cake.

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Chipotle Chocolate Ganache Recipe Yum
Kick-up your cake a notch (or maybe two) with this sweet 'n spicy Chipotle Chocolate Ganache. Complimentary with grilled meats, it's the 'guinda del pastel' that withstands the Texas heat. (Well in the shade that is, 'cause nothin' is that non meltable but it's pretty darn close.) ~recipe by BB Bakes Sugar Art
Instructions
  1. Add chipotles with adobe sauce to a heat-proof bowl. (1 chipotle pepper with adobe sauce = mild smoked spicy flavor.)
  2. In a saucepan, stir and bring cream to a slight boil over moderately low heat and pour over peppers. Carefully swirl bowl to submerge peppers in hot cream. Cover and chill overnight.
  3. Roughly chop chocolate; add to a heat-proof bowl.
  4. Reheat chipotle cream, stir to a slight boil over moderately low heat; remove chipotle peppers. Pour over chocolate; swirl the bowl to submerge chocolate.
  5. Cover and allow ganache to stand undisturbed for 5-minutes.
  6. Whisk ganache gently until smooth.
  7. Cool ganache to room temperature. (The ganache should coat a spoon nicely when ready for cake coverage.)
  8. Set a chilled cake onto a wire rack with a sheet pan underneath (to catch drips), pour ganache onto the top center of the cake.
  9. Quickly spread ganache evenly over top and sides of the cake with a long, narrow spatula.
  10. Allow cake to stand at room temperature until ganache is set; approximately 5-minutes.
  11. Keep cake at a cool temperature in the fridge until ready to serve.

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