I want to try making mini 2" x 2" x 2" cakes. I've read alot on here and from my experience of making 4" round cakes putting BC on them seems like I'd be asking for a very long night and a headache. I saw some put ganache on them. I have a couple of recipes some for hardening and other's for a smoother filling. My question is, do you put the ganache right over the bare, filled cake or do I still have to put the BC under it?
ganache goes right on the naked cake, no bc under it
I use whipped ganache under poured to get a smooth surface.
I always put buttercream (chocolate or vanilla, whatever you prefer) under a poured ganache. It makes a smoother look. When you pour ganache over a naked cake if sits in all the little nooks and crannies of your cake and you would probably need two coats to get a smooth finish.
hmmm...so maybe a thin or crumb coat before the ganache then, to fill in the nooks and crannies??
I suggest you put a smooth layer of buttercream or spreadable ganache before pouring your ganache for an even finish. Check this blog out:
if you use a harder, spreading type ganache, you don't put bc under it, you will have a mess. I don't even do it with a pourable ganache, there I do 2 coats, first one settles in the imperfections etc. To me, the reason why so many people love ganache, is that it is not so sweet. Putting bc underneath defeats the whole purpose, IMHO
I almost always put buttercream underneath my dark chocolate ganache. I love chocolate cream cheese buttercream with dark or bittersweet ganache. I think the creaminess of the buttercream is a good match with the DARK chocolate. I don't use milk chocolate, so I couldn't speak for that.
White chocolate ganache is another story - I wouldn't put anything underneath it, but would do two layers as mentioned earlier.
wow, such a variation. I think since they are going to be such small cakes I'll be using a poured version. I'm doing a lemon cake with raspberry filling and white chocolate ganache so maybe the 2 coats will do. I'm hoping to get to these sometime this week or weekend. Thank you all for your input!!