Ganache

Decorating By snns Updated 23 Sep 2008 , 8:29am by AKA_cupcakeshoppe

snns Posted 16 Sep 2008 , 11:24am
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hi CC friends
pls help me, this for an order this week...
Chocolate cake with banana filling & ganache frosting.
OK 2 doubts
1) can a edible image be placed on ganache ...?
2) while making ganache can we use a non diary whip cream instead of HWC...?cos HWC is not available in our locality..

Pls let me know at the earliest...
TIA

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grama_j Posted 16 Sep 2008 , 11:32am
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I would say NO on both counts........ You would be better offf using a chocolate buttercream, or even chocolate fondant, etc...... even at that, some images will not show up on chocolate......
You cannot substitute ANYTHING in ganache and still have ganache......

tonicake Posted 16 Sep 2008 , 11:33am
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You have 2 very good questions. This is one I havn't encountered as of yet. So, I am as curious as you are and I'm sure someone or many someones will be along soon to help out.

Good luck!

Toni

sarahpierce Posted 16 Sep 2008 , 11:40am
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Just curious, why would you need to use non-dairy whipping cream when the chocolate has dairy in it?

snns Posted 16 Sep 2008 , 12:25pm
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thank u grama_j my DH too suggested that it might not be good with the edible pic.
do you think fresh cream can be a substitute for HWC..?

and sarahpierce I'm not trying to make a vegan recipe.
HWC is not readily available in our locality hence thought of using non-diary whipping cream.

toni I'm sure these cake friends will help us out.

sarahpierce Posted 16 Sep 2008 , 12:53pm
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Sorry, I didn't look at your location icon_redface.gif .

grama_j Posted 16 Sep 2008 , 1:01pm
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I'm sorry, snn, but I believe heavy cream is 40% butter fat, and there just isn't anything with that amount of fat content and flavor that you can subsiitute....... Is your little heart set on ganache ? Did you want to pour it on the top, whip it for a filling, or just how were you going to use it ?Can we come up with something else for you ?

snns Posted 16 Sep 2008 , 1:11pm
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thank u grama_j for understanding my situation..I just need to pour it on top...
I've an option of frosting the cake with whip cream..do u think that combo would be fine. Chocolate cake with banana filling and whip cream

grama_j Posted 16 Sep 2008 , 1:52pm
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Sounds YUMMY ! What kind of "whip cream" are you talking about ? Back to the whipping cream....... non-dairy creamer...... whipped butter cream ?

snns Posted 16 Sep 2008 , 2:05pm
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Non diary whip cream easily available..
can you pls share the whipped butter cream recipe...

TIA

JanH Posted 23 Sep 2008 , 7:39am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by sarahpierce

Just curious, why would you need to use non-dairy whipping cream when the chocolate has dairy in it?




Not all chocolate contains milk solids. icon_smile.gif

Chocolate 101:

http://tinyurl.com/ytby97

Chocolate Ganache Recipe:
(Using Rich's Bettercreme, a non-dairy whipping-cream-like frosting/filling product.)

Ingredients - 1 lb. Rich's Chocolate Bettercreme non-dairy filling and icing (or vanilla if that's all that's available, but ganache will be slightly less chocolatey).

18 oz. semi-sweet chocolate chips

Instructions:

1. In a heavy saucepan over medium heat, bring Bettercreme to a soft boil.

2. Add chocolate chips and stir until melted.

3. Cool.

4. Note: To flavor, add 1 oz. liqueur or 1 Tbsp. extract and stir until smooth.

HTH

AKA_cupcakeshoppe Posted 23 Sep 2008 , 8:29am
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thanks JanH for the info!

i just thought chocolate cake, banana filling and whipped cream.... YUMMY! I would love a slice of that!

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