Can I Pour Ganache Over Fondant?

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Phyllis52 Posted 11 Jun 2010 , 7:15pm
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I have poured fondant over buttercream and whipped cream, but I was wondering if it was okay to pour it over fondant.

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Bluehue Posted 11 Jun 2010 , 7:33pm
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irrkkkkk - i wouldn't

Sorry but i just don't understnad why you would icon_confused.gif
Just thinking of the state of the fondant underneath - it would be dreadfully soggy.

Bluehue

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newmansmom2004 Posted 11 Jun 2010 , 8:00pm
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Bluehue, you took the words right outta my mouth...

I'm curious, too - - why do you want to put ganache over fondant? I think this is the first time I've heard of this.

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mamawrobin Posted 11 Jun 2010 , 8:15pm
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irrkkkkk - i wouldn't

Sorry but i just don't understnad why you would icon_confused.gif
Just thinking of the state of the fondant underneath - it would be dreadfully soggy.

Bluehue




Ditto thumbs_up.gif

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ttehan4 Posted 11 Jun 2010 , 8:36pm
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Double Ditto for me too!

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robyndmy Posted 11 Jun 2010 , 8:37pm
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Originally Posted by Bluehue

irrkkkkk - i wouldn't

Sorry but i just don't understnad why you would icon_confused.gif
Just thinking of the state of the fondant underneath - it would be dreadfully soggy.

Bluehue



Ditto thumbs_up.gif




Ditto ... so uh, Tritto? icon_wink.gif

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valcomer Posted 11 Jun 2010 , 8:46pm
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i have heard of it a couple times....i believe they covered that in the issue of june 2009 of cake magazine...i saw someone do it..dont know why but it looked flawless in the end..whatever your preferance i guess.. they poured chocolate ganache over chocolate fondant.

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Phyllis52 Posted 11 Jun 2010 , 11:00pm
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I saw it somewhere online and I never heard of it either, I didn't think it sounded right. But I thought since I had some leftover fondant I would ask you for your professional opinions. Good thing I didn't try it on my own! I had some leftover fondant......but I guess I'll use it for my cookies.

Thanks so much for your help everyone.

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Bluehue Posted 12 Jun 2010 , 6:52am
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Originally Posted by Phyllis52

I saw it somewhere online and I never heard of it either, I didn't think it sounded right. But I thought since I had some leftover fondant I would ask you for your professional opinions. Good thing I didn't try it on my own! I had some leftover fondant......but I guess I'll use it for my cookies.

Thanks so much for your help everyone.




It was just that i had never heard of that - so i closed my eyes and imagined what it would taste like - icon_wink.gif - opened my eyes and thought - thumbsdown.gif
I can imagine it given a very smooth finish to ones cake - but it has to taste and feel right in your mouth besides looking good.
Think my tastebuds thought it would be like eating a very soggy gluggy cake ball. tapedshut.gif

Hmmmm - what would you put on the cake before the fondant - icon_confused.gif
Interesting concept ............ just not for me

LOL - but then some people like to eat the marrow from a chop bone - each to their own i guess... icon_lol.gificon_lol.gif

Indeed - fondant on cookies - my tastebuds could handle that.

Bluehue. icon_smile.gif

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catlharper Posted 12 Jun 2010 , 5:28pm
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I would think the only reason to do this is to make the "chocolate dripping down the sides" look on fondant. Can this treatment only be done on buttercream?

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vickyinpink Posted 8 Apr 2014 , 4:16am
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A[IMG]http://cakecentral.com/content/type/61/id/3217945/width/200/height/400[/IMG] So is this ganache over this fondant? Or?? What would u use to achieve this look??

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me_me1 Posted 8 Apr 2014 , 10:20pm
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I've done this and it's actually really yummy.  Chocolate cake, chocolate ganache (thick, pipeable ganache) filling, fondant covering (50/50 split of Belgian chocolate modelling paste and normal fondant so it has a lovely chocolate taste) and then a thinner chocolate ganache poured over the top.  I don't think I'd do it with anything other than chocolate though!  Learnt the technique from a UK master chocolatier so I'm assuming he knows what he's doing!    :)

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bakernoob Posted 8 Apr 2014 , 10:57pm
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So is this ganache over this fondant? Or?? What would u use to achieve this look??

 

Is that fondant or smooth butter cream? I've made a single tier similar to this and used butter cream.

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