White Chocolate Ganache Help

Decorating By MrsMabe Updated 31 Jul 2009 , 1:12pm by MissRobin

MrsMabe Posted 25 Jul 2009 , 11:59pm
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I tried to make white chocolate ganache to frost my cupcakes with, but it came out too thin. Any way I can save it? I used 8oz of cream and 12oz of white chocolate chips. Somehow that sounded like 3:1 to me...which it obviously isn't. Can I just melt more chips and stir them in? Another 12oz?

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BlakesCakes Posted 26 Jul 2009 , 1:32am
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A 3:1 ratio would be 3 ounces of chocolate to 1 ounce of cream, so,yes, you'd need to add 12 more ounces of chocolate for a total of 24 ounces.

I would think that if you melt the chocolate and warm the stuff you have made to about the same temps, you could mix them together to get the stiffness that you need.

Good Luck!

Rylan Posted 26 Jul 2009 , 4:19am
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I agree with Rae--that is not a 3 to 1 ratio.

xstitcher Posted 26 Jul 2009 , 7:19am
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You actually did a 1 to 1.5 ratio. I would do the same as Rae suggested as well. Good luck!

MrsMabe Posted 26 Jul 2009 , 9:30pm
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Thanks everybody! I added the 12oz and it worked great. And what an easy way to wow people!

MissRobin Posted 29 Jul 2009 , 2:06pm
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Anybody know how much ganache to make to cover a 3 tier cake, the cake will also be covered in fondant. I am using white ganache???

Rylan Posted 29 Jul 2009 , 5:02pm
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A 3 tier cake that has 6", 5", 4" rounds requires less ganache than a cake with 22", 18", 14" squares. Now tell us what the sizes are.

MissRobin Posted 30 Jul 2009 , 1:35pm
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It is 12, 9, and 6, and I used 3lbs. of choc. It was plenty, I am just not happy with the results. It is solid enough, but not as hard on the outside as the dark gets. Too much cocoa butter I guess, I have never made it, so really wasn't sure how it performed.

Rylan Posted 30 Jul 2009 , 7:12pm
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Maybe if you add more white chocolate, it would perform better.

MissRobin Posted 31 Jul 2009 , 1:12pm
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It probably would, but too late, it was about the consistency of peanut butter when I put it on. Maybe next time, honestly I think I like the dark chocolate better.

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