White Fondant Under Ganache

Decorating By suzied Updated 3 Mar 2010 , 7:13am by CakeEvolution

suzied Posted 24 Feb 2010 , 11:52am
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Is it adviseable to use dark choc ganache under white fondant OR have i to use only white ganache. I made a dark choc mud cake and need to cover it with white fondant. Please respond.

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suzylynn58 Posted 24 Feb 2010 , 1:08pm
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I did my first ganache under fondant cake last weekend. Used semisweet chocolate and white ganache. Came out fine. Just be sure to clean up around the bottom of the cake before applying fondant, so you don't have chocolate in the fondant you cut away. Learned that from Sugarshack's video! icon_wink.gif


egensinnig Posted 24 Feb 2010 , 1:19pm
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It very much depends on how thick fondant you are using - if it's thick enough the dark ganache will not shine through. But if you roll it too thin you might get a problem with the dark colour coming through.
Some people use a layer of marzipan on the ganache and then fondant on top of that.

pattycakesnj Posted 24 Feb 2010 , 7:29pm
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I roll my fondant thin and never had a problem with chocolate ganache showing thru, even thru white fondant

rvercher23 Posted 24 Feb 2010 , 7:45pm
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I use semi-sweet ganache under white fondant all the time. Good luck!

egensinnig Posted 24 Feb 2010 , 7:48pm
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I roll mine to 2 mm or approx 1/12 of an inch but if I have something dark to cover I might go up to 1/8 of an inch

Caralovescake Posted 24 Feb 2010 , 8:11pm
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Do you guys know if you can use milk chocolate chips to make ganache or does it have to be semi sweet? Also, do white chocolate melts work for that or no? Thanks!

suzied Posted 24 Feb 2010 , 8:12pm
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Thanks everyone - thanks a million

pattycakesnj Posted 24 Feb 2010 , 8:31pm
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Caralovescake, you can use milk chocolate chips or white chocolate chips (the ratio with white chocolate is different though, it is 3 to 1)

CakeEvolution Posted 3 Mar 2010 , 7:13am
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What this thread was so helpful, I too have been wondering the same thing.

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