Ganache Question???

Decorating By Bella-cakes Updated 22 Jul 2009 , 3:11am by adree313

Bella-cakes Posted 21 Jul 2009 , 10:46pm
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I'm alittle confused, I want to use Ganache on a cake then cover it with fondant... do I have to whip the ganache or just let it sit a while then spread it like frosting? If anyone can help!! Thanks

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melissaanne Posted 21 Jul 2009 , 11:05pm
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Hi mojo3799,
I don't whip mine. I make it the day before and leave covered on the bench overnight. Then the next day you warm it enough to apply.
hope that helps,
Mel

emrldsky Posted 21 Jul 2009 , 11:13pm
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There are a couple methods for using ganache: pouring it over your cake or whipping it and spreading it like a frosting.

If you're going to put fondant over the ganache, I believe you'd want to use the whipped version, which calls for a different ratio of chocolate to cream than the pourable version.

But my experience with ganache is limited to the poured kind and what I've read. Have you tried searching the forums for ganache?

I hope that was a little helpful. icon_smile.gif

Rylan Posted 21 Jul 2009 , 11:57pm
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The 2:1 ratio is good for spreadable and poured ganache. Pour it while its in a liquid consistency and spread it when set.

I don't whip it. People usually whip it for fillings so it's lighter'

Rylan Posted 21 Jul 2009 , 11:58pm
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oops sorry I meant (.)

Bella-cakes Posted 22 Jul 2009 , 12:00am
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Thank you all so much! so after it sets I can cover it with fondant?

Rylan Posted 22 Jul 2009 , 1:09am
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I've read it somewhere that you should let it set onto the cake for XX hours. With me, once it has hardened, (I usually put it in the fridge) I then cover it with fondant.

Bella-cakes Posted 22 Jul 2009 , 1:22am
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once it sets do you then have to but anything on it before covering with the fondant, like with BC I use pipping gel or spray alittle water..Thanks again this is sooooo helpful!! icon_biggrin.gif

Rylan Posted 22 Jul 2009 , 1:45am
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Yes, piping gel would work as well as water. Just make sure you don't put too much.

Rylan Posted 22 Jul 2009 , 1:45am
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Yes, piping gel would work as well as water. Just make sure you don't put too much.

Bella-cakes Posted 22 Jul 2009 , 2:02am
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Thanks so much!! can't wait to try...

adree313 Posted 22 Jul 2009 , 3:11am
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i'm glad i saw this. this cleared up my last few questions i had about using ganache. i'm making my birthday cake in a couple days and i needed this (there's so much information in the forum search it's hard to weed it all out!!) thanks everyone!

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