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Best brand of white chocolate for ganache under fondant

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I am trying to find the best white chocolate to use in ganache under fondant for a wedding cake. The wedding is not until October so I have plenty of time to order. I'm hoping to find something not crazy expensive! This will be my first wedding cake and first time using ganache under fondant. Thanks for any suggestions on the brand!
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I have used Bakers in the past.

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I just made white chocolate ganache for the first time today, and I also used Bakers brand. It came out really really good and smooth. I got it at Walmart for $2.49 for a 4 oz. bar. If you find any in bulk that's cheaper then let me know! Also, I've read on other threads, that you should use white chocolate with cocoa butter as an ingredient. 

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I just made white chocolate ganache for the first time today, and I also used Bakers brand. It came out really really good and smooth. I got it at Walmart for $2.49 for a 4 oz. bar. If you find any in bulk that's cheaper then let me know! Also, I've read on other threads, that you should use white chocolate with cocoa butter as an ingredient. 

 

yep, it's the cocoa butter that makes it chocolate, and hardens when mixed with the cream.

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http://www.chocolate.com/white-chocolate/ 

At about half the price of callebaut with a very good flavor and texture.

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Does anyboy know the actual percentage of cocoa butter in Kraft Baker's White Chocolate? Somone asked me and I cannot find that info for the life of me!
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I find info that its 40% fat, but white chocolate isn't really chocolate so that may be why you can't find it?

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I find info that its 40% fat, but white chocolate isn't really chocolate so that may be why you can't find it?

 

thx, yes I know that but white chocolate needs to have a certain amount of cocoa butter in it for the best results in ganache so I was recommending the brand of Baker's but they don't disclose that information on the box...
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icon_sad.gif  Sorry I just googled it and I had cocoa butter and cocoa solids mixed up...there are no solids in white chocolate.  All I found was that in the US white chocolate has to be at least 20% cocoal butter.  But that's all.  How frustrating they don't have it on the pkg...

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Thanks for your thoughts all!  I've been buying different brands of white chocolate to try out, but haven't gotten there yet.  When I was at Kroger this week, I saw that they had white chocolate chips (Kroger brand) - yes, actual white chocolate, not the imitation type ones.  So I picked up a bag of those I'm going to try.  I hope they work because that would be the cheapest option.  Baker's at Walmart here is about $2.50 for 4 oz.  The bag of chips at Kroger was about the same, but a whole lot more for the price.

 

I'll let you know when I try it all out.

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icon_sad.gif  Sorry I just googled it and I had cocoa butter and cocoa solids mixed up...there are no solids in white chocolate.  All I found was that in the US white chocolate has to be at least 20% cocoal butter.  But that's all.  How frustrating they don't have it on the pkg...

 

yea I wonder why that is, the only one I can find that list their percentage is Callebaut, I don't see anything for Lindt/Ghiradelli either
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Thanks for your thoughts all!  I've been buying different brands of white chocolate to try out, but haven't gotten there yet.  When I was at Kroger this week, I saw that they had white chocolate chips (Kroger brand) - yes, actual white chocolate, not the imitation type ones.  So I picked up a bag of those I'm going to try.  I hope they work because that would be the cheapest option.  Baker's at Walmart here is about $2.50 for 4 oz.  The bag of chips at Kroger was about the same, but a whole lot more for the price.

 

I'll let you know when I try it all out.

 

cool, we'll be waiting to here :)
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Ok, sorry to be so slow to respond on this, but I finally got the chance to test a few different white chocolates from the store over the weekend.  I tested Kroger's white chocolate chips (made with cocoa butter, not imitation), Baker's white chocolate, and Ghirardelli white chocolate baking bar.  Here are the results:

 

Kroger had that strong white chocolate taste, more processed flavor.

Bakers and Ghirardelli were very similar in taste, although my husband and I thought Ghirardelli had the best flavor, not as strong, and the texture was smoother and creamier.

 

I used all of them under fondant and they all held up fine.  I didn't put a thick layer on as I didn't have a whole lot to use for testing.

 

So, I will be running to the store and getting Ghirardelli to use for the wedding cake on the vanilla layers.  I'm going to use normal chocolate chips for the chocolate layers.  I'll probably go to Sam's and get the big bag of Ghirardelli dark chocolate chips as that's the cheapest place around here.

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