Laura Loukaides

Working with Chocolate Ganache 16

Hi everyone, I was wondering if you could help me out a bit. You see, I’ve been wanting to start using Chocolate Ganache in my cakes for a while, a change from using Butter-cream all the time, but I need to know a little more about it before I...

Yuri

White chocolate ganache, swiss meringue or fondant? 6

Hi everybody :) I was asked by a friend to make a wedding cake for her but it’s first of its type, I’ve never made such cake before. Therfore I’d like to ask you for a little advice :) I was asked to do a simple white wedding cake with...

Using soya cream in chocolate ganache 6

I have been asked to make a gluten free and dairy free cake. The recipe I use is fine for the gluten free but does anyone know or had experience using soya cream as an alternative to normal cream in chocolate ganache? Any advice or other...

Prima Cakes and Cookies - Jennifer

I need white chocolate ganache help 5

I usually only make milk chocolate ganache and decided to cover my dummies in white chocolate to get a smooth finish before I put my fondant on. I think this may have been a mistake. The white chocolate was hardening before I could smooth it...

Milk Chocolate Ganache 4

Please can someone help me, I cant find the answer anywhere. When making milk choc ganache is it the amount of cocoa solids (%) or milk solids that determines the amount of cream I use? I noramally use 3:1 with white choc and 2:1 with dark choc...

Milk chocolate ganache 3

Has anyone added 70% cocoa chocolate to white chocolate ganache to hopefully get more of a milk chocolate ganache. If so how did it work out regarding taste and consistency. I find white choc ganache a tad waxy but am covering some childrens...

Kelly Stevens

Pie inside a cake - my review 19

About two weeks ago I posed the question had anyone tried baking a pie inside a cake. I didn’t receive a whole lot of feedback. I’m not sure if people just hadn’t tried it to be able to comment or if the topic was just not of interest to...

Hazelnut Ganache 12

How do I make hazelnut ganache (the creamy version) as a filling for a cake I make chocolate ganache all the time, under my fondant, but I have never mad it as a filling in a cake Do I use white or dark chocolate? Nutella or real hazelnuts? ...

Barn Wedding. June. Buttercream. HELP 10

I have a wedding coming up in June that will take place outdoors in a barn. The theme is rustic elegance and the bride likes the look of the “messy-iced” cakes that are becoming popular in part, because of Pinterest. I’ve attached a picture to...

Satin Ice Fondant cracking 9

Last weekend I purchased a 20 lb bucket of white Satin Ice fondant for the first time. I have purchased their 5 lb buckets of red and black fondant, because I usually make my own (MMF) and I never had any problems. I love the taste and texture. ...

Style me Sweet CAKES

baking with berries 9

Hello. I’m gong to make a white chocolate mud cake with raspberris for a friend’s girls birthday. I usually bake my cakes Wednesday night if I need it for Saturday. How well cake holds baked with fresh berries? I also want to do raspberry...

miettes

Calling in some ideas... please! 8

Hi all, I am asked to make a cake for a gentleman who is turning 60 and who is also a judge… No fondant cover, just chocolate ganache as the finish look. And since I am a novice at modelling with sugar, I don’t think I can do elaborate sugar...

White frosting recipes! I need advice! 8

Hello everyone! I’m looking for white frosting recipes! I was asked to make a green sponge cake and I need the filling to be white so it can contrast with the green. I only have these options: italian meringue buttercream, cream cheese...

ganaching under fondant 7

I am hesitate to ganache under fondant. I am concerned about adding the taste of chocolate to the cake or the sweetness of white chocolate ganache. What is everyone else’s experience?

Kelly Stevens

How long can a fondant covered cake be kept? 7

I made a cake for an auction that is vanilla bean cake with chocolate buttercream, covered in chocolate ganache & then fondant. The cake was baked Thurs night, decorated Fri & delivered on Sat. The lady who won it contacted me today...

Fun Fiesta Cakes

White chocolate buttercream filling 6

Hi, bakers, I’ve been requested to fill a cake with a white chocolate buttercream filling. Whenever I ‘ve done a white chocolate ganache, I’ve used a 3:1 ratio – but since this is for a buttercream-type filling, I’m not sure of the ratio. If...

First Time 3 Tier Wedding Cake - Help!! 5

Hi, I have a wedding cake (as attached) to fo for August, three tiers rather than four. And an Indian bride and groom topper rather than flowers. Venue is a 2.5 hour drive away Can you lovely people give me any helpful tips This is what I...

Norma

2:1 ganache is too soft after adding liquor...HELP! 3

I made a 2:1 ratio chocolate ganache and adding some liquor to it. I let it rest overnight and its a little soft…not really runny, but really soft. It is going to be for a filling but I wanted it a little firmer. I dont know if its too soft...

Ganache and fondant falling off cake when sliced 3

Hi, I am new to using ganache under fondant but i have had great results with achieving smooth sides to my cakes and they taste great. I made a test cake for myself which was a vanilla sponge with buttercream and white chocolate ganache under...

kim

Help what am i doing wrong 3

Hi everyone I made my first sponge cake today a chocolate ganache cake I wanted it to be small because there is only two of us to eat it so I made it in a loaf tin it had a lot of ingredients in it after I had mixed all the ingredients and put it...

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