ascalero Posted 9 Aug 2013 , 3:15am
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AIs anyone familiar with using chocolate ganache to crumb coat under fondant? How many days does it typically take making a 3D cake? I've read Planet Cake's directions on it, but am still a bit confused on how long I need to let the ganache set up before I can actually decorate. I'm planning on using their chocolate mud recipe. Any help would be greatly appreciated!!

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Dayti Posted 9 Aug 2013 , 1:09pm
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I usually ganache the cake the day before I want to put the fondant on. But you can also speed the process up by chilling the cake until the ganache is firm, so it could be 1 hour in the fridge only if you needed!

ajwonka Posted 10 Aug 2013 , 2:06am
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We make the ganache on Day 1.  Set up in fridge.  Bring to room temp to work with.  Crumb coat, let firm up on cake, cover with fondant within an hour!

Smckinney07 Posted 10 Aug 2013 , 2:29am
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AI let my ganache setup and get a bit firm before I cover with fondant. Sometimes I'll leave overnight, sometimes I let it firm in the fridge, depends on my timeline.

I use an adaptation of Handi Mulyana's MudCakes but I know the Planet Cake recipes are very popular.

Smckinney07 Posted 10 Aug 2013 , 2:35am
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Ahttp://www.notquitenigella.com/2010/11/04/how-to-make-a-two-tier-wedding-cake-with-faye-cahill/

Check out this link-this is the way I ganache my cakes, it's a more simple variation of the upside down frosting technique. There's also some tips about ganaching your cake and how they found it easier to cover the cake in fondant after the ganache had hardened.

She also has a very detailed post about a class she took at Planet Cake, you will probably find it very helpful.

LisaPeps Posted 10 Aug 2013 , 5:38pm
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I let my ganache setup and get a bit firm before I cover with fondant. Sometimes I'll leave overnight, sometimes I let it firm in the fridge, depends on my timeline.

I use an adaptation of Handi Mulyana's MudCakes but I know the Planet Cake recipes are very popular.

Do you know where Handi's recipes are posted? I could only find them posted in Indonesian (I assume, I think that's where he is from, correct me if I'm wrong)

Smckinney07 Posted 10 Aug 2013 , 7:22pm
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AI bought them in a class online, it's like $9 a month. Learn Cake Decorating .com it's a compilation of decorators; Verusca Walker, Handi, Jessica Piedmont (I think she's one of the decorators from Planet Cake-there's one affiliated with it). It came with all their recipes and some cool tutorials.

LisaPeps Posted 10 Aug 2013 , 9:12pm
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AThanks for the info, ill have a look into it.

mcaulir Posted 11 Aug 2013 , 12:50am
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I make ganache the day before. Let it set at room temp overnight, or all day if you're decorating at night.

 

I tend to make it with a bit less cream, let is set pretty hard. Microwave to get it to spreadable consistency.

 

Put cake in the fridge for 10 minutes or so, then apply fondant.

AZCouture Posted 11 Aug 2013 , 1:21am

AWhy just a crumbcoat, why not ice the whole thing with ganache? Are you planning on using butter cream over the ganache crumbcoat before the fondant goes on?

ascalero Posted 11 Aug 2013 , 2:48am

Thanks for the advice!!

AZCouture, I'm planning on doing the crumb coat a little thicker than usual, and then covering in fondant. Hope it works!!

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