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post #5026 of 16732
Siany and natt those cakes are both really cute and I love the little animals siany.

I've only made ganache a few times but I heat the cream slowly until, actually I don't really know until when I just stop when it looks hot before it boils haha. Then I just tip in all the chocolate that's been chopped up as small as I can bother and stir until it's all melted. I have then used it straight away on a couple of occasions and have also left it overnight to set then warmed it up the day after and used it then. 3 parts chocolate to 1 part cream for white chocolate and 2 parts chocolate to 1 part cream for dark or milk chocolate I think.

Is that any used to you? It was quite a warm day yesterday (well it was here anyway) maybe that's why your buttercream was a bit soft?
post #5027 of 16732
Good morning all!!! icon_smile.gif

Natt and Siany, your cakes are beautiful and those friends of your are sooo adorable!!!

Siany, I do the same as Sugarluva to make the ganache. Sometimes I use the microwave too. I put both the chocolate and cream together and heat it up in 30 seconds intervals. Every time I take it out, I shake it a little bit. But try and see what works best for you. icon_smile.gif
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post #5028 of 16732
Morning everyone, I made ganache yesterday, I used 400gems of dark choc ( always use asda own as hate it to bitter), and 600MLS of cream, I heat it up to nearly boiling, then add the chopped choc.

Love your cakes girls, are they both for other people,or are they for you for Easter?
post #5029 of 16732
Mines for us for Easter nanny.

Sorry I should of explained myself better. What I need to know about the ganache is how do you go about covering the cake. Like, does is go on like buttercream? Do you cool it then whip it to apply it or apply as it is when made?
post #5030 of 16732
So nanny do you only use 400g chocolate to 600ml cream? How does that turn out is it very soft and creamy? And does it set up like ganache or does it stay more buttercreamy? If I was using 600ml cream I'd put in 1200g chocolate so that's quite a difference. I'm interested to try your way though if it stays softer.
post #5031 of 16732
Siany I always let it cool but then I either whip it up straight away as soon as it's cooled to the consistency I want or I leave it overnight, then warm it slightly so it softens and then whip and apply. I have also used it whilst it's still very running to drizzle over a cake and that was yummy!
post #5032 of 16732
Got up and finished the last little bits on the cake, it's only a couple of bits but I had to give up at 2am as it was well...2am lol

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Sugaluva thanks, that's what I needed to know. I'm doing a cake in a couple of weeks so I'm going to use it on that one.
post #5033 of 16732

Cuuute Easter cakes ladies!  I never thought about lambs....duh!  They make a nice alternative to the bunnies.  Here is what the girls got up to yesterday (remember....neither of them are experienced and the bunny cake was the first EVER cake that my niece has made):

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I am so chuffed with them - all I did was a bit of "directing" and made the royal icing! 

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post #5034 of 16732
My gosh ladies you've all been busy, and all looking fab.

Siany, Sugarluva, I have always done the same ans it always turns out fab, soft and creamy yet totally spreadable, this is the choc/Easter log I made and finish this morning, I made my own Swiss roll with I put choc buttercream inside and covered it in ganache, then I made 6 Easter cupcakes or my daughters friend.

The amounts I put in I can also make truffles which I did at xmas with the leftovers.
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post #5036 of 16732
Oh they look great Nanny.
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post #5037 of 16732
Wow!!! All your cakes are fab ladies!!!icon_biggrin.gif

Siany,, check the videos on YouTube from Inspired by Michelle. That's exactly how I do mine. icon_smile.gif

Barbara, does the ganache go hard ones you covered the cakes?
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post #5038 of 16732
Yes Bashini, you can cut it with a knife.

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post #5039 of 16732
Dayscakes those goodies are all fantastic I bet you are so proud of then. They did an amazing job.

Nanny your cupcakes and log are great too I love the cupcakes best icon_smile.gif
post #5040 of 16732
Thanks. It's all good Barbara. We did some changes to the house, so my kitchen is not functional at moment. But the people are getting is sorted as we speak. icon_smile.gif
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