Post # 1
I’m trying to research some ideas on designs for our wedding cake, which we’ve settled on icing with chocolate ganache *drool*.
I wasn’t able to find too many images of ganache icing/design ideas, so I was going to look up images of buttercream instead but just wasn’t sure how similar the two are in consistency, texture, etc.
Basically, I’m wondering if certain designs made with buttercream can be easily reproduced with ganache (given that it is created with the appropriate proportions of chocolate to cream, etc.) in order to broaden my search results and ideas.
Thanks for your help and I hope this made sense!
Post # 3
@ksus07: I would say not really. Ganache is just cream and chocolate and while you can whip it to an extent and do some piping and stuff with it it’s definitely not the same to deal with as buttercream. What sort of designs are you interested in? You could ‘texture’ ganache if your just after that rustic buttercream look that seems to be popular now. Do you have any pictures? Also, are you thinking white or dark choc ganache. Just be aware that white choc ganache has a yellowy appearance unless a whitener is added.
Post # 4
@Lollybags: Ah, you again! Hi 🙂
Here are some pics of what I was hoping could be done with ganache (they might already be ganache; I have no idea!):
The patterning/piping on the two top tiers of this cake:
Thanks so much for your help!
Post # 5
@ksus07: you can do a lot more designs with buttercresm bc the consistency between the two are so different. What exactly are you looking to create?
Post # 6
@ksus07: hi, the top one is ganache, second one could be achieved with ganache but the third one you couldn’t do. You really need royal icing to achieve very fine piping like that.