Help-Attempting A Ganache Covered Cake & Have A Question

Decorating By mrsc808 Updated 21 Jun 2010 , 5:11pm by mrsc808

mrsc808 Posted 21 Jun 2010 , 4:32pm
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I've read through numerous threads on covering a cake with ganache and wanted to try it tonight. I made the ganache this morning so it could set while I am at work today. I used 1lb of callebaut to 3/4c cream (one of the threads said 1/4c cream to 4oz of chocolate.) My mixture ended up being thicker then the peanut butter consistency. Should I add more cream? Just try it anyway as is? I think my math was correct but I did make it at 5 this morning.
Any help would be appreciated!

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Toptier Posted 21 Jun 2010 , 5:02pm
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Hmm, yes the ratio is 2:1 for dark chocolate ganache under fondant so you have too much chocolate in there. 3/4 c. cream = 6 fluid oz. so you needed only 12 oz. of chocolate. If you have time melt the ganache down and add 2 oz. (1/4 cup) more cream, then you would have the correct ratio.

mrsc808 Posted 21 Jun 2010 , 5:11pm
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Thank you! That will be the first thing I do when I walk in the door today!

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