How Much Ganache?

Decorating By AngelaM Updated 25 Feb 2010 , 12:49am by AngelaM

AngelaM Posted 24 Feb 2010 , 5:04pm
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Can anybody tell me how much ganache I will need to fill and ice a 2 layer 10" cake to be covered in fondant?

I'm looking at Colette Peters' recipe in her birthday cakes book, and it says that 12 oz semisweet chocolate and 8 oz heavy cream makes enough to fill and cover two 8 in cake layers. However, I'm viewing her same recipe online here:

http://www.foodandwine.com/recipes/chocolate-ganache-filling-and-glaze

and it says that 24 oz chocolate and 16 oz heavy cream makes enough for one 8 in layer cake.

So now I'm confused. Can anybody tell me how much I'll need?

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flakeycakey Posted 24 Feb 2010 , 5:14pm
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I just made a 9" two layer cake yesterday and used 8 oz. of bittersweet chocolate to ice the cake in between the two layers and the outside. I used 1 cup of heavy cream and 2 tbs. butter also in the ganache. I had plenty of it for this job. Then I made another batch to pour over the top of the cake to make it really smooth. icon_smile.gif

AngelaM Posted 25 Feb 2010 , 12:49am
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That helps tremendously. Thank you.

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