This is the first time I've decorated a cake and I couldn't get a display board the right size, so it's a little bigger. I am decorating my cake on the display board, and the board itself is currently covered in ganache that dripped off my cake (had a small disaster for a while). Do you decorate on a board? Would you suggest trying to move the cake after the fondant has set, or clean it up as best as possible and leave it where it is?
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hmm, hard to say
my only thought for you is if you let the ganache set up it will be easier to remove
but either way if you use a spatula to remove it or a dough cutter/scraper you can make an easy job of it
so is the fondant going on the board?
what do you mean by decorate the board--yes you can decorate the board
move the cake? off the board or for delivery?
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Yeah... I left the ganache overnight to harden, but it was still runny today and so I ended up adding more chocolate and letting it sit for as long as I could afford (The cake is for tomorrow and I'll be out all day).
I'm guessing I'll just have to wait for the ganache on the board to harden overnight and then scrape it off and clean the board up.
I'm not putting fondant on the board.. but I meant moving the cake from one display board to another.
I think it's alright now... I have, in the last hour or so, had some amazing luck with my new found fondant skills and it's working well and looking alright.
One question though - Should I leave the fondant out overnight to harden, or would it be better if I put it in the fridge?
it's an individual decision--i chill all my cakes that i sell
some peeps never fridge their cakes
your local climate and the particular fridge are items to consider in making the decision
maybe you could do some testing--