Do I Put Bc Under Ganache?

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Billabong Posted 25 Sep 2009 , 1:45am
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I was going to cover a cake with ganache, preferably have it harden a little, do I put BC under it or pour it straight on the cake???

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Kellbella Posted 25 Sep 2009 , 1:55am
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You can whip the ganache into a bc consitency or you can pur the ganache onto the cake and let is will have a nice shine to it!

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emiyeric Posted 25 Sep 2009 , 1:57am
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No, no ganache! I've been reprimanded before icon_wink.gif ... no, seriously, I posted a whole thread about this about a week ago. I had some malfunction on one of my cakes, and ended up with melting fondant pooling on the front of my cake board. Several very smart people answered, including Sharon Zambito (Sugarshack), and warned me to absolutely not pour my ganache over buttercream, saying that ganache would be the crumbcoat itself (and you can keep on coating until you're satisfied). Good luck!


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TitiaM Posted 25 Sep 2009 , 1:57am
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I either crumb coat it with BC first or crumb coat it in slightly set up ganache. If you pour it straight on you'll probably get crumbs and it won't adhere very well.

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Rylan Posted 25 Sep 2009 , 4:59am
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I've seen Sharon done it. I personally suggest just go straight ganache.

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Billabong Posted 26 Sep 2009 , 1:39am
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Thank you guys! That is what I´ll do tomorrow, just ganache straight through. Crumb-coat with it and then pour some over.

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Gingoodies Posted 26 Sep 2009 , 4:57pm
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I ALWAYS cover my cakes in a thin coat of american buttercream first. Vanilla or chocolate, whichever you prefer. I then refridgerate the cake for at least 30-40 minutes to let it get cold. Pour the ganache over the cold cake. I NEVER had a problem with the buttercream melting under the ganache.

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LaBellaFlor Posted 26 Sep 2009 , 5:02pm
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You do realize ganache is it's own frosting. You have to let is set up to get to frosting consistency, but it IS a frosting. YOu crumcoat with it & go back & frost with it lke any other butter crea, Why on earth would anyone put butter cream underneath first? icon_confused.gif

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Caths_Cakes Posted 26 Sep 2009 , 5:07pm
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Shes talking about a loose ganash glaze, the runny kind rather than a thick frosting consistency. it gives a really smooth polished finish to the cake when set, but you do need a good smooth layer of thick, preferably crusting ganash/buttercream underneath that, otherwise it looks messy.

Its down to prefrence, I have done ganash over ganash this way, and ganash over buttercream this way. The only tip with the buttercream is to let is set and refridgerate for a long time, and make sure your ganash isnt hot when you pour it.

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