Ganache Help Needed Urgently- Amounts Needed For A 12 X 5 Round

Baking By mbranko24 Updated 18 Jan 2013 , 5:50pm by draperm25

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mbranko24 Posted 16 Jan 2013 , 11:38pm
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oy! I am making my daughter's birthday cake and making the ganache tonight. I am using white chocolate on the bottom tier, 12 inch round by 5 inches high. I used the Ganacherator to calculate how much chocolate and cream in will need (I know it is a 3:1 ratio), but the amoount given that i would need for the white choc is 2345 grams- it just seems so high!!!! I have about half that poured out now in a bowl and it is a lot.


Anyone have any insight? Does this sound correct? Has anyone covered a large round in white choc? What were your amounts (roughly)?


Thanks so much!!!  I appreciate your help.


Now, onto make the dark chocolate for the top tier :)

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-K8memphis Posted 18 Jan 2013 , 3:53pm
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hope all went well


i have to convert to get to ounces


five pounds of chocolate???


for a 12 inch that's 5 inches tall


it sounds like a fairly reasonable amount


you'd have leftover for sure but depends on how thick it goes on


i would be oh so made at me if i did not have enough on the first pour


i have covered w/ganache but not in a long time


hope all went well!!!

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draperm25 Posted 18 Jan 2013 , 5:50pm
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AWell I've done an 3 layer 8" round cake and I done 150ml of double cream and 300g chocolate, and that was plenty, I would have said, if I was to put more in between the layers it would have been too much?

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