Advise On Icing Cakes

Decorating By cakeaholic1978 Updated 27 Sep 2009 , 11:43pm by cakeaholic1978

cakeaholic1978 Posted 27 Sep 2009 , 10:21am
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Can anyone recommend what would be best to use when icing cake to put fondant on. I have been told to use Ganache but also Buttercream Icing. Any suggestions please icon_biggrin.gif

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Deb_ Posted 27 Sep 2009 , 12:08pm
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Either one is right. Once you try a few you'll see what you're most comfortable using.

Caths_Cakes Posted 27 Sep 2009 , 12:58pm
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Either really, i used ganash for a long time as it was the favoured choice to have. But recently, ive had alot more kids cakes to do, and the choice for them is buttercream, i never used to like working with it but im really starting to enjoy it

SandiOh Posted 27 Sep 2009 , 1:05pm
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I like to use ganache when at all possible, but sometimes the flavors just don't jive, and I'm not a fan of white chocolate so I end up using buttercream instead....and I don't like to use ganache on kids cakes either...more of an adult thing I think.

MikeRowesHunny Posted 27 Sep 2009 , 1:46pm
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I think ganache for wedding & adult cakes is the best choice (where you want the best finish possible), but for kids cakes buttercream is fine.

cakeaholic1978 Posted 27 Sep 2009 , 11:43pm
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Thankyou so much for all of you help. I will use ganache for adults and buttercream for kids. Thanks again. Really appreciate you help icon_smile.gif

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