I am making a baby shower cake and they want ganache and fondant. Is that possible? I have only used buttercream. Thanks : )
yes, Ganache works wonderfully under fondant! It will give you a nice smooth surface for your fondant to adhere to..and tastes wonderful too!! I usually put buttercream as a filling and ganache on the outside of the cake and cover with fondant. Yum...Happy Baking!!
I totally agree with NanaSandy! Ganache and fondant go remarkably well together. If I don't want to make three different things (ganache, fondant and buttercream), I even fill with the same ganache.
NanaSandy, what recipe do you use for chocolate ganache? When you cover the cake, what is the consistency? I've poured, and I've whipped, but I want to use under fondant.
Thanks for the great advice! Do I let it harden all the way before applying the fondant?
I'm doing my first fondant cake next week so I'm no expert, however this is what i'll be doing from advice I've been given - let it cool before spreading over cake (not pouring) if it cools to much I mircowave it a tiny bit. Then I let it set on the cake and give it a light brush with water (can use sugar syrup too) then roll out and cover with fondant
I generally let my ganache set up till it's about the consistency of peanut butter and then use it to fill and crumbcoat. Where I live, it's not going to get any harder than that! Then I put my fondant directly on top of that. In a cooler climate, you might need to spritz with water or a light syrup for the fondant to stick to the ganache.
There is this YouTube video you might be interested in watching. It's by inspired by Michelle.
I hope the link works. It's one out of three videos she has on ganache under fondant.
I did this last week.
I used equal weights of choc and double cream.
I waited until it was thick, I filled and crumb coated. I put in it the freezer to harden. Then I brushed with water and covered with fondant.
It was simple. Much easier than buttercream imo.