Crumb Coat Before Pouring Ganche?

Decorating By elvis Updated 13 Jan 2010 , 2:55am by elvis

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elvis Posted 12 Jan 2010 , 4:31pm
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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)?

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bashini Posted 12 Jan 2010 , 5:45pm
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Hi, you can do a crumbcoat. But I haven't done like that. Here is a great tutorial,

http://daisylanecakes.blogspot.com/search/label/ganache

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kaddikakes Posted 12 Jan 2010 , 5:58pm
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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.

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kjskid Posted 12 Jan 2010 , 6:04pm
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I don't put on a crumb coat before I pour on the ganache. If it looks too thin, you can do it twice.

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elvis Posted 13 Jan 2010 , 2:55am
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Thanks for the advice!

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