Pouring Ganache

Decorating By Jmtreu98 Updated 23 Sep 2008 , 4:37pm by Jmtreu98

Jmtreu98 Posted 16 Sep 2008 , 3:19pm
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Hi Everyone....

I will be using ganache as a coating on a cake for the first time this weekend. I use it as a whipped filling all the time and it is so good!

I am a little nervous about doing this and I have a couple of questions.

1. Do you crumb coat before you pour the ganache?
2. How many coatings of ganache are used?

Any suggestions or tips would really help!!!!

Thanks!

Jeanene

4 replies
okred Posted 16 Sep 2008 , 4:16pm
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I use buttercream under the ganache. I place the cake on a wire rack over a cookie sheet and then pour over the ganache, using a pastry brush to smooth and cover areas that don't want to cover.

One of my favorites, choc cake, w/ ganache filling covered with ganache, raspberry sauce to drizzle!

Jmtreu98 Posted 16 Sep 2008 , 4:31pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by okred

I use buttercream under the ganache. I place the cake on a wire rack over a cookie sheet and then pour over the ganache, using a pastry brush to smooth and cover areas that don't want to cover.




Thanks okred...

I have one more question icon_rolleyes.gif

When you say you use buttercream, is it just a crumb coat? I'm sorry..I only have one shot to do this right!

Oh, raspberry sauce sounds so good! Nothing better than raspberries!

mjarvis78 Posted 16 Sep 2008 , 5:36pm
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I icing my cakes with a thin layer of buttercream. Not a regular coat, but a little thicker than a crumbcoat. I just do it so I can have the crisp edges. I also add a couple of tablespoons of corn syrup to make it more shiny.

HTH

Jmtreu98 Posted 23 Sep 2008 , 4:37pm
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I wanted to say thank you to everyone who helped me with my issues about pouring Ganache. I was so nervous about doing it, but it was easier than I thought!

Here is the cake...I am kinda proud of it icon_lol.gif ...My daughter loved it!
http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1268447

Thanks again to everyone who helped me!

Jeanene

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