November 30, 2012 9:43 PM Subscribe
Please help me fix my cake disaster.
posted by triggerfinger to food & drink (36 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I made a cake tonight for a birthday party tomorrow. It is a chocolate layer cake (which I have made a million times before) with a ton of chocolate ganache (pourable) on top. I've never made ganache before and while it tastes really good, I didn't really know how to work with it as a frosting and my cake looks really lopsided and lumpy. But it tastes good.
I would rather not throw this cake away but I'm not going to bring it to a party looking the way it does. Is there anything I can do to it to salvage it, even if it means somehow breaking it up and making it into something else? I considered making a buttercream to put over the ganache so I could level and smooth everything out. But I'm worried that it's just going to be another thick layer of frosting and still look bad.
I need this cake/dessert for tomorrow night and I need the fix to be something relatively easy. Any ideas for what to do with a chocolate cake covered in a thick chocolate ganache?