Ganache

Baking By abqgreene Updated 10 Oct 2010 , 3:40pm by KJ62798

abqgreene Posted 10 Oct 2010 , 3:02pm
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A couple of questions regarding ganache:
1) Can I use ganache over buttercream?
2) Can I flavor ganache to go with a kahlua cake with kahlua buttercream?
3) Once it is covered with ganache does it need to be refrigerated?

Thanks for the help. I am making a wedding cake for a very dear friend and want the smooth look of ganache, but haven't done it before.

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KJ62798 Posted 10 Oct 2010 , 3:40pm
post #2 of 2

1. If you are pouring ganache over the cake, you will need to do a crumbcoat of buttercream. Pour the ganache when it is still warm & fluid but NOT hot.
If you are FROSTING the cake w/the thicker 2:1 ration ganache, you can crumbcoat in ganache and then frost in ganache.

2. You can flavor ganache w/Kahlua. Add the liquor to the cream before you heat it up and don't use a lot. Too much alcohol might cause the chocolate to seize. If you want a stronger coffee flavor, use the LorAnn oil (made for candy) in coffee flavor.

3. Ganache itself does NOT need to be in the fridge. If you have a perishable filling, then the cake would need to be in the fridge. The ganache will set hard quicker if you chill it but it doesn't have to stay there.

HTH
Kristy

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