Acrylic Circles For Ganache, Help

Decorating By george101 Updated 23 Sep 2014 , 11:12pm by george101

george101 Posted 4 Sep 2014 , 6:06am
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I am needing to get more acrylic circles for ganache method, had some cut at 1/2 an inch larger than the pan size and it seems way to much ganache for a coating under fondant . ( had to make an extra 2 lots to cover the sides ) I have searched the net for advise which is how I came up with a half inch larger cut .Will be great for when cakes are ganache or buttercream only.


What size do you guys use .?

I see they are sold  in neat size cuts. I don't want to have to trim my cakes, .do you need to trim with the neat sizes? Im really confused as the price adds up when you have to reorder them.

I was thinking of a 1/4 inch bigger but will that still give me to much ganache with the cake shrinkage.

Any advise greatly appreciated. 

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MBalaska Posted 4 Sep 2014 , 8:39am
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I'm sure there must be more as I asked this question myself a while back.  do a search for "Acrylic circles"

kkmcmahan Posted 4 Sep 2014 , 1:05pm
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I bought mine online through Cake Things; they sell them by n.0, n.25, and n.5 inch sizes.  I got the 6, 8, and 10 inch in the .0 and .25 sizes.  I'm thinking the .0 will be sufficient, especially for ganache, but think the .25 will work well for smbc.  Haven't tried them yet though.  My next cake is not for a couple of weeks, I will be trying them then.  Anxious to see how it goes since I have never used this method before.

george101 Posted 4 Sep 2014 , 9:21pm
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The method is fantastic, I just need to get the size right have the half inch ones and they are just to big.

About to have another lot cut but really not sure if I go for the .25 or the 0 as i don,t want to trim my cakes.

Bunny0410 Posted 5 Sep 2014 , 1:12am
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I saw people using these on the tutorials.They looked great.

Priced them at my local cake supplier, and couldn't belive they started at $30 for 5 inch, I went in hoping to buy 2 of  8,9,10 and 12 inch ones, but cost would have been over $400...

Will look online for a cheaper import!

george101 Posted 5 Sep 2014 , 3:07am
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Yep it was a very expensive oversight on my part which is why I am hoping someone who uses them all the time can advise the best size to get them cut to.

I am thinking 6.2 inches that would give me sides of between 2-3 mm  is that thick enough for ganache under fondant ? ( I have  a full set of 1/2 inch sizes will be good when just a buttercream or ganache finish)

denetteb Posted 5 Sep 2014 , 3:20am
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I can't help with your question since I don't work with fondant, but for acrylic you could check to see if you have any acrylic places locally.  Our town of less than 90,000 has a business who makes all sorts of things with different thicknesses of acrylic.  Think of the table top clear things on restaurants that hold specials and what not.  You can special order anything.  You could see if there is a place like this around you and see how the prices compare.

george101 Posted 5 Sep 2014 , 8:29am
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I have the source just not sure of what size I should cut it as I had them cut at 1/2 an inch larger than the cake card and it was way to big. Just wondering what size others get them cut at.

denetteb Posted 5 Sep 2014 , 10:49am
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AIt seems to me that different pans, different ovens, different recipes would have different amounts of shrinkage so what works for another person could be too big or too small for you. Measure some of your baked cakes and add on your preferred ganache thickness (times two for both sides of the cake.)

dmacdo1 Posted 22 Sep 2014 , 3:09pm
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I just ordered a straight #, flame polished set (2ea.-8", 9", 10" & 12") from a guy named Jeff on eBay for $52 & that included free shipping.

I contacted him & he did a special listing for a set for me!

If you check his feedback, he has cut special order for many satisfied people!

He is wonderful & will pretty much cut whatever diameter you're looking for!

Although, anything above a 12", he does charge shipping for because of the size being larger than will fit in flat rate priority.

Hope this helps some of you out!

I know it did me cost wise!!

george101 Posted 22 Sep 2014 , 10:00pm
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Thanks for that.

My concern is the sizing. I dont want to trim the cakes if I can help it. My goal coverage is 1/8 - 1/4 inch ganache.Depending on cake flavour etc.

I have been told getting them cut at 1/4 inch sizes works well, with shrinkage I may still require too much ganache on some cakes.  .but  If I get 0 sizes i will need to trim but will have more control over ganache thickness.

What to cut ? !!

Im getting another 5 sizes cut so cannot make another mistake.

How are u finding these sizes do they work for you ?

dlyoung Posted 22 Sep 2014 , 11:01pm
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I ordered two of each size from (4-1/4 inches to 10-1/4 inches--1/4-inch thick).  I love them.  I've used both ganache and buttercream.  Mine are 1/4-inch larger and I find this perfect.  Delivery was quick and disks were inexpensive compared to other sites. 

dukeswalker Posted 23 Sep 2014 , 2:12pm
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Originally Posted by dlyoung 

I ordered two of each size from (4-1/4 inches to 10-1/4 inches--1/4-inch thick).  I love them.  I've used both ganache and buttercream.  Mine are 1/4-inch larger and I find this perfect.  Delivery was quick and disks were inexpensive compared to other sites. 


Thanks!  Just ordered some!

dlyoung Posted 23 Sep 2014 , 2:50pm
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I've used my circles several times now with the upside down method (with the top of the cake upside down on the circle).  I now put ganache on the cake, scrape once, and then put on the top circle.  I make sure everything is level and straight and then re-ganache the whole thing, scrape, etc.  I found that the top circle moved if I put it on first and this seems like the easiest way for me to do it.  Hope this makes sense!  BTW, the 1/4 inch larger sizes have been perfect for me.

anavillatoro1 Posted 23 Sep 2014 , 3:22pm
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AThanks for the info!

george101 Posted 23 Sep 2014 , 11:12pm
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Thanks so much

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