•   NOV. 15, 2014   •   31785 VIEWS

Build and Ganache a Double Barrel Cake


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This video shows Sharon's technique for applying stiffened ganache to create a perfectly smooth chocolate shell, which is the perfect base for fondant application. Sharon shows the ganaching technique while also building a double barrel cake.


  • turntable
  • cardboard cake circles same dimension as cake
  • ganache *see Note
  • angled spatula
  • small serrated knife
  • 10" bench scraper
  • level
  • Glad Press N' Seal
  • scissors
  • large cake drum
  • large pan of hot water
  • large piping bags
  • level

Segment Timecodes:

  • Building the bottom portion of the double barrel cake  02:11
  • Building the top portion of the double barrel cake  11:04
  • Applying ganache to the top of the cake  19:39
  • Leveling the top  25:37
  • Ganaching the sides  31:04
  • Finishing the top of the cake after ganache is set up  45:09


  • Most recipes are a 2:1 ratio of chocolate to heavy whipping cream, however, I prefer a 2.5:1 ratio when making ganache for under fondant.
  • The recipes for this cake as well as the videos on making thickened ganache and applying fondant to a double barrel can be found inside our website.

Hope you enjoy the video!

Sharon :)



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