When making slabbed ganache, the recommended schedule for production should be spread out over 3 days, as follows:
- Day 1: Make all the ganache, cast or spread it in frames, and let the ganache fully crystallize overnight.
- Day 2: Cut the ganache and separate the pieces to allow the sides of each piece to dry, making it easier to handle the ganache while maintaining its shape.
- Day 3: Enrobe the ganache pieces and package.
In the slabbed technique, the ganache will be poured into a metal or acrylic frame. If two or more ganache layers will be used, an acrylic frame is preferred. Acrylic frames can be custom ordered in designs based on desired measurements and heights. When special ordering a frame, it is better to order two ¼-in /6-mm thick frames instead of one ½-inch/13 mm frame. This allows flexibility to have either two layered fillings or one thick layer. For the thicker filling, the two ¼-in/6-mm frames can be stacked on top of one another to create a ½-in/13-mm frame. Make sure that the frame measurements are small enough to allow the finished slab to be cut with a guitar. If the desired batch size is smaller than the entire frame, an extra divider, such as a vertical bar, can be cut to fit inside the frame and adjusted to partition the frame and make it smaller or narrower, as necessary.