How Stiff A Ganache For Under Fondant

Decorating By sewsugarqueen Updated 11 Nov 2011 , 3:35pm by kathy164

sewsugarqueen Posted 8 Nov 2011 , 6:40pm
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Havn't tried ganache to set a cake before covering with fondant so how stiff should this ganache be? I tend to have my ganache slightly soft when I use it with cakes but I could see the fondant shifting if ganache was too soft. How do you do that?

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bashini Posted 8 Nov 2011 , 6:54pm
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Hi, the ratio for the ganache is 1:2 cream to chocolate. I make it a day before and leave it to set overnight. Here is a great video and hope it helps.

TexasSugar Posted 8 Nov 2011 , 7:14pm
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I've used it a few times. It is like peanut butter consistency when you spread it, and then it should harden up to a pretty good shell. Are you letting it sit before you cover it in fondant?

sewsugarqueen Posted 11 Nov 2011 , 3:24am
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Thanks for your advice. I haven't tried it yet under the fondant, usually just put buttercream but love the idea of how smooth it would be. like peanut butter is pretty stiff, so I will try more chocolate and less whipped cream.

kathy164 Posted 11 Nov 2011 , 4:08am
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When you say you let it set out, does that mean in the fridge or out of the fridge?? thank you.

icer101 Posted 11 Nov 2011 , 4:28am
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Out of the fridge.

cosmic79 Posted 11 Nov 2011 , 7:42am
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Ratio is 1:2 cream to dark chocolate & 1:3 cream to white or milk chocolate. I make my ganache the night before I need it & leave on the bench covered overnight to cool down

kathy164 Posted 11 Nov 2011 , 3:35pm
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oh wonderful!! Thank you!

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