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asked July 5th 2012

Ganache with buttercream

Am doing a cake tomorrow and thinking of layering with ganache and buttercream..so that it isn’t so rich for children..but need the ganache as its a shaped cake so works best with the fondant. Anyone layered with ganache and buttercream. I’m presuming that when I cover the cake in ganache it will seal it all in the same way

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Am doing a cake tomorrow and thinking of layering with ganache and buttercream..so that it isn’t so rich for children..but need the ganache as its a shaped cake so works best with the fondant. Anyone layered with ganache and buttercream. I’m presuming that when I cover the cake in ganache it will seal it all in the same way

Thanks

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Hi Gucci906
I often mix equal parts of ganache and butter cream to fill chocolate cakes if a less rich taste is preferred
It tastes delicious and is really nice for Childers cakes
Good luck x

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Hi Gucci906,

I do this quite often as some people find the ganache on its own a bit rich.  I find a layer of ganache and a layer buttercream (normally chocolate) to be very popular.  Having unflavoured buttercream makes the cake a little less chocolatey, and it tastes great (everything tastes great with buttercream!

Buttercream lasts well out of the fridge and it will be fine under normal ganache coat.  If you have a lot of carving to do, I would pop the cake in the fridge for 30 minutes filling to make it easier to carve, especially in this humid weather when both buttercream and ganache can stay soft for a while.

Hope that helps!

JC x