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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. blue room Nov 23, 2010 02:12 PM

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

    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.

      http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/foo...

      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.

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