Ganache Cake???

Decorating By suzied Updated 24 Feb 2010 , 1:09pm by suzylynn58

suzied Posted 24 Feb 2010 , 8:48am
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I have to cover an 8" round and 12" round , 3" high choc mud cake. Can any of you CC viewers please tell me how much of ganache will i need per cake. I know the ratio is 2:1 choc/cream. I will be covering the cake with fondant after that. Also how long do i have to wait after i apply the ganache to place the fondant. Is pouring the ganache over is better than applying it. I need it to look neat before i place the fondant so that i will have a clean finish. Thank you allllllllllllllllllll, Please reply quick. I have to start making the ganache in about 7 hrs time.

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l_rock Posted 24 Feb 2010 , 9:27am
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the amount of ganache i would suggest would be 2.4kg of dark chocolate/ 1.2L of fresh cream (i think that is approx 5.3pounds of chocolate / 1.26 quarts cream). make it - then leave it to thicken (this can take a while so the sooner you make the better)

the amount you will need all depends on how heavy handed you are with the ganache- i find 1cm (1/4") coat is more than enough .. other prefer thicker.
just remembers that ganache freezes so don't be afraid to have a bit more that you need.

I find you get a better finish on fondant cakes if you apply the ganache with a spatular instead of pouring it. you can put it on then go over it with the back of a knife dipped in hot water to get a clean finish. then you should leave the cake to set (at least over night) - if you are rushed for time you cake stick it in the freezer.

the cleaner you get your finish on the ganache the easier the fondant will be.
good luck

crazyladybaker Posted 24 Feb 2010 , 10:21am
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I still have to try ganache under fondant so I hope more members come to comment. Love all the info I can get. thumbs_up.gif

suzied Posted 24 Feb 2010 , 10:26am
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Thank you for answering all my questions. Boy! didnt realise you need so much chocolate for the ganache.

crazyladybaker Posted 24 Feb 2010 , 10:47am
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OOHHHH, that is awesome! Thanks for taking the time to put that together!

suzied Posted 24 Feb 2010 , 11:26am
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Thank you JanH for all the links. One more question can i use white fondant over dark choc ganache. please answer quick. Any other CC viewer please answer should you read this. thankkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkks

suzylynn58 Posted 24 Feb 2010 , 1:09pm
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Yes you can!

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