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Need Help with Glaze for a Gingerbread Cake

snix Nov 23, 2010 12:19 PM

In the midst of the Thanksgiving rush, I am making a house warming gift to drop at a friend's this evening. I made them a Gramercy Tavern Gingerbread cake, when I took it out of the bundt pan a thin top layer of the cake stuck in the pan. I need advice on a thick enough glaze to cover up my boo boo. I don't have time to go out to get ingredients to make another, and I hate to make my glaze because I don't think it will be thick enough to camouflage the ugly top. Do you have any advice?

  1. chowser Nov 23, 2010 12:32 PM

    This might seem like an odd combination but my friend made it and it was delicious--it's chocolate covered gingerbread cake. It would cover it well.


    The other thing you could do is even it out, slicing around and then turn upside down and use whipped cream on the top.

    5 Replies
    1. re: chowser
      snix Nov 23, 2010 12:39 PM

      I had not thought about using a chocolate glaze....that might work. I know I'm stressing about it, I just hate to take over a cake that is less than beautiful. Thanks for the advice

      1. re: snix
        bushwickgirl Nov 23, 2010 02:06 PM

        Either the chocolate or a lemon glaze, a bit thinner version of a buttercream that is pourable but not so thin that it won't set up and stay in place.

        I've heard that the Gramercy Gingerbread can be difficult to unmold.

        1. re: bushwickgirl
          snix Nov 24, 2010 05:26 AM

          A thinner version of my buttercream was what I had envisioned, however I wasn't sure how well it would work (just lack of experience on my part). I will probably play around with it next time I make icing, just so I am more comfortable with it. This is the 4th time I've made the cake (the other times no problems unmolding) but of course being a gift... you know those are the times you have the problems...thanks for the suggestions.

      2. re: chowser
        snix Nov 24, 2010 05:23 AM

        Did a chocolate glaze for the cake and it came out beautifully... thanks for the help chowser.

        1. re: snix
          chowser Nov 24, 2010 07:30 AM

          Glad it worked--it's a nice glaze on the cake I think.

      3. blue room Nov 23, 2010 02:12 PM

        This might be wildly impractical, but would candied ginger in a very small dice help?

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