I have a birthday cake for a friend next weekend. His wife wants a chocolate cake-no other instructions for flavors so I was wanting to try my hand at ganache. The theme is poker so I was wanting to use the ganache under green fondant. Will the ganache be too dark underneath the green?
I also have someone else who wants chocolate mini cupcakes with chocolate icing (along with several other things) and I was thinking of using the whipped ganache as frosting. Is this too much chocolatey goodness or is it a good combo? I can always use chocolate BC, but this is for a friend of a friend and I kind of wanted to be impressive.
If you are using a dark green fondant, (like a poker table cover), then I think ganache will be fine. You won't get a lot of chances to get the fondant adjusted once you get it on the cake though as ganache is pretty stickey.
Whipped ganache makes a great cup cake topping. I prefer it to buttercream as it is something that you don't always see. (I am really bored with buttercream).
John the Baker
I personally think its not a problem, as long as your fondant is thick enough. Adatay uses ganache under her fondant and her cakes looks great... maybe she uses white choclate for her ganache.
I think the whipped ganache on chocolate cupcakes depends on the person's taste. I know some people who would love it and I know some who won't
Thank for the info guys. Looks like I'll be using my family as guinea pigs at Mother's Day dinner this weekend.