I've got a cake that is currently covered in ganache, which I am going to put fondant over later.
I understand I need to brush the ganache with simple syrup first to help the fondant stick. I am finding vastly different ratios in recipes though so I don't know which is best!
Should I use sugar and water at 1:1 or 2:1? And how long should I boil it for?
Sorry for the really basic question, but I am a real novice at this. Thanks
I use smooth apricot jam mixed with an equal amount of hot water. The hot water dissolves the jam into a nice syrup which brushes well onto the ganache.
I don't have any jam in the house! Only marmalade which is no good.
i use 1:1 for simple syrup, in this case it doesnt really matter as long at the surface of the cake is damp for the fondant to stick to.
as long as u dont pick up any bits, you could just use marmlade as well.
or, you could just use some vodka or other alcohol.
I make my sugar syrup by adding 1/4 cup of castor sugar to 1/4 cup water.
Place in small saucepan - stirring until it just comes to the boil.
Remove fom heat - allow to cool - then transfer to a sterilzed jar.
When i wish to use it - i pour a little into a clean dish - and dab my paintbrush in there....returning the rest to the fridge.
That way you aren't cross contaminating it.
Keeps in the fridge for up to Month.
I put syrup 1:1 under my ganache to keep the cake moist. Nothing over the ganache and I never have a problem with the fondant not sticking