Ganaching a Square Cake

Last year I learnt how to ganache my own round cake. This year, I decided to expand my repertoire by working on a square cake. I’ve been asked questions such as “what’s the difference between a square and round cake as they are both cake anyway?” Well, round cakes are easier to ganache and cover compared to square cakes as there are no sharp edges to be fiddle with. Having now completed this class, I learnt that the techniques are more or less the same, but there are a few tricks to get the perfect square edges.

Layer Cake with Ganache

Layer Cake with Ganache

Spread Ganache on the side of the cake

Spread Ganache on the side of the cake

Smooth the sides

Smooth the sides

Cover a cake board with cellophane and spread ganache to the size of the cake

Cover a cake board with cellophane and spread ganache to the size of the cake

Flip the cake upside down to the board covered with ganache to work on the top

Flip the cake upside down to the board covered with ganache to work on the top

The finished work - perfectly ganached square

The finished work – perfectly ganached square

Check out this earlier post for my work on ganaching a round cake.

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3 thoughts on “Ganaching a Square Cake

  1. Why does that LOOK straight forward Make it sound achievable I will use this next method week fingers crossed ! Thank you

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