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asked October 5th 2012

Ganache or butter cream ?

What gives the best results…ganache or butter cream..
For icing cup cakes.
Thank you
Susan

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Hi Susan

My preference, ganache every time! sets firm and gives a really sharp finish. For icing cupcakes, whisk it up until light and fluffy then ice or pipe swirls or flowers.

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I have made ganache, but didn’t realise I could whisk it.
Thank you

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You can also add your favourite flavourings or liqueur it, enjoy!

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Thanks for info madeitwithlove! I too didn’t know you could whisk it (but do know it’s much yummier :-))

Jx

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Thanks..
Now all I need is a really good cupcake recipe.
There are so many !
S

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Susan and Jayess

Please don’t make the mistake of using whisked ganache for crumb coating cakes. Once ganache is whisked it is not as sturdy as unwhisked. It will still set up but will remain much softer. Susan, have a look at the Hummingbird bakeries cupcake recipes, really yummie, but there are literally thousands to choose from. x

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Hi Susan

try the recipe at http://www.prettywittycakes.co.uk/recipes/

Hi madeitwithlove thanks again for 2nd tip about whisked ganache!

Jx

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Madeitwithlove..
Thank you so much for your help.
The hummingbird chocolate cup cakes are in the oven.
Will let you know how they turn out.
But I will have a look at prettywittycakes..
S

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Madeitwithlove, the cup cakes turned out perfectly very light.
I haven’t tried one, but I am sure they will be delicious.
I found the recipe on Belinda’s Bites, thankfully not with cup measures.
Thanks again
Susan.

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Oh these cup cakes are really delicious, they are so light.
Susan x

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So pleased for you. x

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