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german chocolate and fondant???

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So my sister n law just graduated with her Bachelors in elementary education. I am making her a cake and i know her favorite flavor is german chocolate i just dont know how to incorporate that flavor with the signature gooey coconut topping, with my ideas for a fondant covered cake with faces of children and school supplies? I am thinking i may have to go with a traditional decorated german chocolate cake with maybe some cake pop children on top? IDK any ideas would be GREATLY appreciated!!!
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post #2 of 8
Just torte the cake for four layers with the traditional filling and cover the whole cake with ganache.
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Originally Posted by scp1127

Just torte the cake for four layers with the traditional filling and cover the whole cake with ganache.



I agree - using a rich german chocolate for the ganache - that way you can sill make the cake you plan on making and get the rich german chocolate incorporated as you wished too.

Bluehue
post #4 of 8
I didn't think about using the German chocolate on the ganache. Great idea, Bluehue.
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Originally Posted by scp1127

I didn't think about using the German chocolate on the ganache. Great idea, Bluehue.



A helpful hint from you and a helpful hint from me =
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Bluehue
post #6 of 8
I have a deconstructed German Chocolate Cake and I use semisweet chocolate sweetened with corn syrup. The German chocolate will give me a more accurate taste. Thanks.
post #7 of 8
Just wanted to say that I hope you make the signature German chocolate cake icing from scratch as opposed to the ready made. I was amazed at the difference! I used the recipe from The Cake Doctor. Toasting the pecans and coconut really brings out their flavor. Well worth the effort!
post #8 of 8
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Thank you all for your help. I made everything from scratch and it came out amazing. Due to shortness of time I did stick to just the traditional look of a german chocolate- no fondant! although i have never covered a cake in ganache then covered in fondant...will def have to try this...Thanks a bunch!!!

P.S. i have tons of coconut pecan filling that i think i will have to fill some cupcakes with...yay lol
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