Theresa I needed that advice about refrigerating a fondant covered cake. Sometimes it's late when I have to make a cake and I just want cover the cake to get it out the way, That way I can get up in the morning and finish the details.
Theresa Happe said:You can refrigerate a fondant covered cake. If it gets sticky, the condensation will dry out. Putting the cake in a box will help with the condensation issue.
Diana said:Mmmmmmm! I think I will actually make the white chocolate mousse for the filling (for this large cake I'm baking now)! Thank you thank you thank you!!! Oh! But I do have a question: Anytime you make a filling with heavy whipping cream, after you've filled the cake, can it sit out for a little while (especially if I'm covering the cake in fondant? I know you should never refrigerate a fondant covered cake). So does that mean no fillings with heavy whipping cream in it??? I get bored with the BC fillings!
OH you must try Theresa's Chocolate ganache recipe and if you want it as icing and/or filling she gives the instructions on how to do that too. I love this!
grazia serra-johnson said:
this may sound obvious to others but I can make this into a dark chocolate mousse right?
I have a ding-dong question, Theresa I love the chocolate Ganache recipe so much and now I must try this one as well. After it is in the refrigerator to chill for several hours, am I going to whip it like I did for the ganache to make the filling?
Similar to what I do for a white chocolate ganache. I don't add the water though. Good stuff!
Where I live the humidity is simply too high to even contemplate putting a cake in the fridge! If I was to do that the cake would be irreparably damaged! I don't have the luxury of air conditioning so I have come up with ways to minimise the effects of humidity on my cakes. When the humidity starts hitting 80% (the other night it was 95% ) the fondant becomes sticky and too soft to handle, and makes the cake shiny and plastic looking. Yeech!
Mmmmm...sounds really tasty...i will have to give this a try...
Thanks so much for sharing