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Offline GoingNuts

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Re: Dessert for a 50th birthday
« Reply #15 on: December 18, 2016, 11:50:02 AM »
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Re: Dessert for a 50th birthday
« Reply #16 on: December 18, 2016, 12:51:07 PM »
Making my grocery list...do you think I need chocolate buttercream frosting too if I coat it with the chocolate ganache as a glaze?
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Re: Dessert for a 50th birthday
« Reply #17 on: December 18, 2016, 01:04:14 PM »
I just did a Boston Cream Pie (really a cake, for those not familiar) and did a fab ganache using Scharffenberger chocolate (semi sweet).  I don't think choc buttercream on top could improve a high-quality choc ganache.  Just my opinon!  (And ganache is so fast and easy . . . pour it over cake and so pretty).

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Offline hedgehog

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Re: Dessert for a 50th birthday
« Reply #18 on: December 18, 2016, 01:57:46 PM »
Depends on whether you are going for a particular look, or just good flavor.  If just flavor, I would only do the buttercream if it is for a frosting person (I don't usually like fristing, but your sister might love it). If for looks, just the ganache can be pretty, or it can be dressed up with sprinkles, sparkly sugar, or something like that. But if you are going for a certain look, or trying to tie into a theme, you might need the buttercream to accomplish that.
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Re: Dessert for a 50th birthday
« Reply #19 on: December 18, 2016, 07:23:41 PM »
Going for flavor, this group could careless what it looks like.
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Re: Dessert for a 50th birthday
« Reply #20 on: December 18, 2016, 07:24:13 PM »
And I should say they are not particularly hard to please...my sister and I will be the most critical of it.
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NH, USA

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Re: Dessert for a 50th birthday
« Reply #21 on: December 18, 2016, 08:41:26 PM »
Then the ganache should be just fine.
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Re: Dessert for a 50th birthday
« Reply #22 on: December 19, 2016, 08:42:39 PM »
It was delicious!  That cake recipe is huge, I ended up making 3 nine inch rounds (thankfully I have that many pans) and they were good size layers.  The salted caramel was incredible!  Then I did chocolate ganache instead of regular frosting.  Everyone loved it.  Definitely something I would make again.

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Thanks so much for sharing your recipes.
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DD (15 yrs) cat, wasps and yellow jackets

NH, USA

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Re: Dessert for a 50th birthday
« Reply #23 on: December 20, 2016, 08:52:14 PM »
I brought home enough for the kids to have a sliver today...and it was even better than yesterday.
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Re: Dessert for a 50th birthday
« Reply #24 on: December 21, 2016, 07:06:15 AM »
Oh, I am so glad you liked it!
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