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post #1 of 21
Thread Starter 

Just wanting know how everyone gets a smooth, even frosting or ganash for under fondant i have heard lots of tricks but none seem to really work for me, i use mostly ganash under fondant.

 

Apologise for quite a few questions on here just have a HUGE cake coming up and im beyond freaking out!!!  icon_eek.gif

post #2 of 21

Google "Inspired by Michelle".  She has an awesome 3 part tutorial that covers this very thing.

post #3 of 21

This is also a great video on how to get very smooth ganache using the upside down method. Good luck!

 

http://www.threelittleblackbirds.com/2012/10/simply-ganache-a-tutorial/

post #4 of 21
Thread Starter 

You guys are legends!! im going to try both methods icon_biggrin.gif

post #5 of 21

Here's the link to "Inspired by Michelle" first tutorial.  You can click through to the 2nd and 3rd from there.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qFtm8q4m4Bk

post #6 of 21

There's also a full step-by-step class at craftsy, taught by Jessica Harris. She uses the upside down frosting technique with both ganache and swiss meringue buttercream.

 

http://jessicakesblog.blogspot.com/2011/06/video-tutorial-upside-down-frosting.html

 

http://www.jessicakesblog.blogspot.com/2013/03/craftsy-class-cake-design-2-ruffles-and.html

post #7 of 21
Really useful these links above thanks
post #8 of 21
There's another craftsy-like site, called CakeMasters...I haven't seen any postings about it, so I think it's fairly new...
Jacqueline Butler and some other very well-known cakers are teaching there...
 
Once you register for free, there's classes you can buy, but there's also 2 free classes available right now...
 
One is taught by Linda Harden, from Whimsical Cakehouse....
She prepares a cake to be covered in ganache, ganaches it, decorates it, etc.
Her method involves the cake board on the bottom, and top, like a lid, which makes it so easy to get perfect sides...
Even Jessica Harris mentions the method at the end of her post at the link above...
 
I LOVED this class....
She points out that the Wilton smoother (which she doesn't name, but you can clearly identify), has one straight edge and one rounded...I had NEVER, EVER read or heard that anywhere...I immediately paused the class to go check mine and sure enough, it's true...
Obviously, you'd use the STRAIGHT edge, butted up against another to get a sharp fondant edge at the top...
 
Her finger placements on the smoothers are important, she shows how to do it and the awesome result!
 
PS....her bottom fondant edge, which she used a knife to cut around, is flawless, I love it!
 
 
Here's Linda Harden's free class, if interested:


While you're there, click on Artists, to see the very cool group they have lined up.
post #9 of 21

Thank you all for the links.  I am so interested in wanting to use ganache on all my cakes now.

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post #10 of 21
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by FlourPots View Post

There's another craftsy-like site, called CakeMasters...I haven't seen any postings about it, so I think it's fairly new...
Jacqueline Butler and some other very well-known cakers are teaching there...
 
Once you register for free, there's classes you can buy, but there's also 2 free classes available right now...
 
One is taught by Linda Harden, from Whimsical Cakehouse....
She prepares a cake to be covered in ganache, ganaches it, decorates it, etc.
Her method involves the cake board on the bottom, and top, like a lid, which makes it so easy to get perfect sides...
Even Jessica Harris mentions the method at the end of her post at the link above...
 
I LOVED this class....
She points out that the Wilton smoother (which she doesn't name, but you can clearly identify), has one straight edge and one rounded...I had NEVER, EVER read or heard that anywhere...I immediately paused the class to go check mine and sure enough, it's true...
Obviously, you'd use the STRAIGHT edge, butted up against another to get a sharp fondant edge at the top...
 
Her finger placements on the smoothers are important, she shows how to do it and the awesome result!
 
PS....her bottom fondant edge, which she used a knife to cut around, is flawless, I love it!
 
 
Here's Linda Harden's free class, if interested:


While you're there, click on Artists, to see the very cool group they have lined up.

this sounds very intersting icon_biggrin.gif im gonna google search this now! that guys for the great links. i love this site!!

post #11 of 21
Thread Starter 

I encourage EVERYONE everyone to watch the above Linda Harden videos!! they are amazing! 

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post #13 of 21

I actually could not get Linda's class to work even after registering on the site...It was not listed under one of the free tutorials.

post #14 of 21

I had the same problem.  It took a while to find it.  And when I did it wouldn't play past the intro.

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post #15 of 21
Thread Starter 

did you guys find it?

If not heres instructions that i got from  the site

 

 Please make sure you are registered in order to watch the tutorial and follow the steps shown in the video above:

  • Go to 'Courses' then click 'Free Tutorials' - you will be directed to the page which shows the free tutorials we offer.
  • Click 'Launch' to whichever video you wish to watch - clicking this page will direct you to the overview page. 
  • Select/click the title of lesson on the left side of the webpage (or else an introduction video will keep playing.). 
  • HIt play.
  • Click the fullscreen icon to maximise viewing area

Please chat with us if issue still unresolved.

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