My Ganache Isn't Setting Up

Decorating By SweetMelissa2007 Updated 25 Sep 2009 , 8:59pm by jardot22

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SweetMelissa2007 Posted 25 Sep 2009 , 5:23pm
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I am fairly new to ganache and this is the first time I have tried milk chocolate ganache. It doesn't seem to be setting up-it's rather runny. Is this normal for milk chocolate ganache or am I being impatient? I made one that was 3/4 milk and 1/4 bittersweet chocolate and that has set up but not the all milk choc. I made the mixture one first so I don't know if I'm just being impatient or if it's not going to set up at all!! I don't want to put it on my cake if it won't set on the cake!! Any help would be appreciated!

TIA, Melissa

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jardot22 Posted 25 Sep 2009 , 5:46pm
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How long have you been waiting for it to set up? Also, what ratio did you use of cream to milk chocolate?

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SweetMelissa2007 Posted 25 Sep 2009 , 6:42pm
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I used a 2:1 ratio but I just checked it and it is already a little thicker than it was when I posted. I was just being impatient!! Do you recommend pouring with it a little warmer or slightly thicker/cooler?

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jardot22 Posted 25 Sep 2009 , 8:59pm
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If you want to pour it on, a warmer/thinner consistency would be better. If you want to ice the cake in the ganache, you will want to let it set for a long time until it is the consistency of peanut butter. Then you can ice the cake in it like you would buttercream.

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