Ganache/ Buttercream Under Fondant?

Baking By Pastilage Updated 7 May 2008 , 8:27am by scgriffiths

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Pastilage Posted 6 May 2008 , 6:05pm
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I am new to the forum although I've lurked for awhile. I have to make a two tiered cake for work on Wednesday night and would like to frost my chocolate cake with semi-sweet chocolate ganache. Does anyone have any recommendations for the chocolate to cream ratio? The last time I used ganache under fondant it was too soft; thankfully it was during the winter so the cake design didn't suffer.

Also, does anyone have a good recipe for a custard based buttercream? My grandma in Germany used to make the best buttercream which was custard based but I don't have the rcipe, she passed away many years ago.

Thank you so much in advance for any suggestions you can give me!

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JanH Posted 7 May 2008 , 6:13am
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Hi and Welcome, Pastilage. icon_smile.gif

Decoding CC acronyms:

Everything you ever wanted to know about ganache:
(Includes overview, master and other recipes including white chocolate. How to glaze, smooth, stack and more.)

Chocolate 101:

Eggless German custard based b/c:

Other cooked flour b/c recipes:


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homemaluhia Posted 7 May 2008 , 6:42am
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I was just checking the forum for ganache info ... Thanks JanH!! You are terrific. These are great links.

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JanH Posted 7 May 2008 , 7:42am
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You're very welcome, homemaluhia. icon_smile.gif

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scgriffiths Posted 7 May 2008 , 8:27am
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Welcome to CC, Pastilage!!!! thumbs_up.gif

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