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asked July 30th 2012

Buttercream and Ganache

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Have a cake to make and the person wants buttercream but ganache is easier to cover. Could you use buttercream inside but ganache for covering.

 

Does it taste okay ?

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Hi

Have a cake to make and the person wants buttercream but ganache is easier to cover. Could you use buttercream inside but ganache for covering.

 

Does it taste okay ?

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You can easily swap ganache for buttercream. It does make covering the cake a little more tricky, but if its the customers preference then it will be worth it.

Kind regards

David

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Hi kbrown

Paul has a really good tutorial in the free/beginners section on how to layer, fill and cover a cake with butter cream. It’s tutorial no 9, worth a look?  Ganache is easier but if  bc is your customer’s preferred choice it’s best to go with it.

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Hi kbrown, I also worried when asked about buttercream, but with some practice I am much more confident and happy working with it.  Something I have found is to put the cake in the fridge and have just a thin buttercream layer on top, then smooth like your ganache, (I use a pastry brush) It can melt under the icing and causes that horrible wavy thing (hope you know what I mean LOL)  but when I have it in the fridge before icing, this seems to stop that, good luck x

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I use buttercream in the middle and ganache to cover..all my customers have been very happy 🙂