Applying Ganache

Decorating By Sweet_Kakes Updated 28 Mar 2010 , 10:31am by Makeitmemorable

Sweet_Kakes Posted 25 Mar 2010 , 7:19pm
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I am just curious how i should apply my ganache? Should I do the pouring type or let it set up over night and the slather it on after. My ganache will be going under fondant.

Thanx

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prterrell Posted 25 Mar 2010 , 8:09pm
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It's almost impossible to apply ganache once it has set up. Once set up it has a consistence similar to fudge.

cupcakemkr Posted 25 Mar 2010 , 8:23pm
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I agree with ^^^

The ganache should be spredding consistency - a little softer than creamy peanut butter.

Usually cooled 2-3 hours does the trick or in the fridge for a bit, but watch it if you put it in the fridge you don't want it to get hard.

Marci Posted 25 Mar 2010 , 8:24pm
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Just reheat it, put your cake on a wire rack over a cookie sheet (to catch the run off) and pour it all over the top. Make sure you cover the sides completely.

marci

Sweet_Kakes Posted 26 Mar 2010 , 3:09am
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thank you all so much i will test it out before making the final product for sure...

CakeEvolution Posted 26 Mar 2010 , 3:26am
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Definitely do a taste test as well, some people find the chocolate a little too rich. I am still in the process of trying to "tone" it down for my mother...lol

Gabriellehb Posted 26 Mar 2010 , 10:01am
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If it is going under fondant you need to have the choc/cream ratio such as to give a firm surface when it has set, therwise the soft ganache will ooze out from under the fondant. I think the ratio is 3 parts choc to 1 part cream. Once the cake as been ganached leave it to set up overnight before covering.

suzied Posted 26 Mar 2010 , 12:02pm
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Applied ganache under fondant lately, with the help of cc viewers. Dark choc 2 to 1 part cream OR 3:1 milk/white choc. I made it and kept in the fridge for 1hr and applied it with a spatula. after smoothing it out kept it over night and covered with fondant. (Before covering with fondant, i brushed the cake with sugar syrup) Hope this helps

Makeitmemorable Posted 28 Mar 2010 , 10:31am
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I use ganache under 90% of my cakes. The consistency needs to be like margarine - easy to spread but not soft enough to run. If it is too runny, as mentioned, it will come out from under the fondant. It needs to be thick enough to smooth around the cake and stay in place. My mixture is 300grams dark cooking chocolate to 200mls cream.

Good luck
Kim

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