Hi! Just curious, for those that pour ganache over their cakes to get that beautiful, smooth, coating-- do you crumb coat your cake first with buttercream? Or do you pour the ganache twice (the first time being the crumb coat)?
Hi, you can do a crumbcoat. But I haven't done like that. Here is a great tutorial,
I just did that. I crum coated my cake, let it sit overnight. Then I did the ganache (I don't think I made it right - wasn't very thick). Poured it over the crumb coat and let it sit overnight. The only thing I saw wrong was that there was a crack on top - not sure why that happened. I'm still in the learning and experimenting stages of cake decorating and baking. Hope that helps.
I don't put on a crumb coat before I pour on the ganache. If it looks too thin, you can do it twice.
Thanks for the advice!