Ganache Has Saved My Sanity!!

Decorating By anasazi17 Updated 23 Apr 2010 , 3:10am by 3LittleBeesCookies

anasazi17 Posted 22 Apr 2010 , 12:57am
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I just have to publicly announce that I love using ganache under fondant. I have been researching (obsessing) about how to get my cakes looking more "sharp". I knew about ganache, I just thought it would be so much harder & more complex. So.... I did a little investigating here on CC and on Rylan's website (totally gorgeous site by the way, I l-o-v-e it!!)....then I experimented...then HOLY COW I got the sharp corners I have been dreaming about icon_wink.gif

Seriously; it was much easier (to me) and the taste was wonderful...(I added a bit of raspberry extract to the dark chocolate!!)

Yippee! Now I can obsess about something else...maybe my abs, naaa now on to the Agbay!

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Bella-cakes Posted 22 Apr 2010 , 1:03am
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I agree with you 100%!!!! Love Rylan's site too, it's so Great!!! thumbs_up.gif

mamaof3cutiez Posted 22 Apr 2010 , 1:19am
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I would love to try this for crisp edges. what recipe did you use for your ganache? if you don't mind sharing? icon_smile.gif

3LittleBeesCookies Posted 22 Apr 2010 , 1:29am
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With ganache, are you spreading it on immediately or letting it sit for a while at room temp. so it's thicker for spreading?

anasazi17 Posted 22 Apr 2010 , 1:35am
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This is Rylan's site: http://www.artandappetite.com he has a posting about ganache..just scroll down icon_smile.gif It is totally easy!

vita752001 Posted 22 Apr 2010 , 1:55am
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I just tried it today, white chocolate ganache. It's delicious!!! I used the 3:1 ratio. It's very thick, I didn't even put it in the fridge, it was thicken very fast. I used it for cupcakes, it's pretty solid and dry to the touch but soft when you bit it. I think the ganache is too thick, you have to work fast before it becomes too cold and hard to spread. Not sure it has something to do with the weather or not, it's pretty cold here, like winter.

zdebssweetsj Posted 22 Apr 2010 , 2:51am
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Love ganache, you can also whip it up for a frosting like consistancy

3LittleBeesCookies Posted 22 Apr 2010 , 9:32pm
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Originally Posted by zdebssweetsj

Love ganache, you can also whip it up for a frosting like consistancy




Ok. So, frost with the whipped ganache and then you cover in fondant? I want to try this, but don't want to make a mess. icon_smile.gif

ctinaw Posted 22 Apr 2010 , 9:58pm
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I'm *SO* glad you posted this - I actually planned on using Rylan's recipe tonight for my hubby's b-day cake! So I'm glad to see you got good results!

Jeep_girl816 Posted 22 Apr 2010 , 10:11pm
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LOVE ganache under fondant! I hate making white ganache though so I'm leaning toward making more chocolate cakes, oh darn icon_smile.gif

RheaCakeQueen Posted 22 Apr 2010 , 10:19pm
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I need an excuse to make a cake just so I can try this! Ok, so I don't really need an excuse... =o)

Ivy383 Posted 22 Apr 2010 , 10:27pm
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I need to try ganache as soon as possible! icon_biggrin.gif

scionmom Posted 22 Apr 2010 , 10:59pm
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I LOOOVVVVVEEEEE using ganache!!! Rylans advice is mainly what got me to that point. I actually try and persuade my clients to use it and make a flavor choice that it will go with... lol. That way I dont even have to mess with BC! Horrible I know but BC has just been giving me so much trouble here lately I want to just scream!!!

hilberry1 Posted 23 Apr 2010 , 2:24am
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Originally Posted by vita752001

I used the 3:1 ratio. It's very thick, I didn't even put it in the fridge, it was thicken very fast. I used it for cupcakes, it's pretty solid and dry to the touch but soft when you bit it. I think the ganache is too thick...




Isn't it a 2:1 ratio? Maybe that's why it was so thick?

hilberry1 Posted 23 Apr 2010 , 2:27am
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Nevermind... Just read through it again!

3LittleBeesCookies Posted 23 Apr 2010 , 3:10am
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I never got an answer...I'm guessing it's used after it sets up. Night, night.

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