youstina-egypt Posted 26 Mar 2007 , 8:59am
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dear all

i always use chocolate ganache for my chocolate cakes , i noticed
at a sweets shop nearby a chocolate cake with a shiny mirror
surface i could see my face in it .

of course i asked the shop for the recepie and of course i got
no answer .

how can i make the chocolate cream shine like that ?????

i tried using more butter with the chocolate and wipped cream mixture
but still it didn't come out glazed .

i use transparent shining jelly with my fruit cake and it gives a shiny look to the fruits but can it work with chocolate ?

need some idead please .

thanks for your concern

youstina egypt

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maryjsgirl Posted 26 Mar 2007 , 12:48pm
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1 cup heavy whipping cream
1 pound (16 ounces) semisweet or bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped

to that....

Try adding 1/4 cup light corn syrup

youstina-egypt Posted 26 Mar 2007 , 1:21pm
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dear mary

thanks very much for your reply , but isn't your recepie similar to the ordinary ghanache that i use or does the corn syrup give a different effect
on the cream ????

thanks again

ypustina egypt

maryjsgirl Posted 26 Mar 2007 , 1:54pm
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The corn syrup adds shine to the ganache.

LADYLOVESOCEAN Posted 28 Dec 2011 , 1:23am
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Make your chocolate glaze with water,unflavored gelatin,sugar,corn syrup and heavy cream.
The secret to the shiny or "mirror" glaze is the gelatin.
about 1-1/2 teaspoons to 2 teaspoons is enough and 1 Tablespoon of corn syrup is enough

jeartist Posted 28 Dec 2011 , 1:54am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by LADYLOVESOCEAN

Make your chocolate glaze with water,unflavored gelatin,sugar,corn syrup and heavy cream.
The secret to the shiny or "mirror" glaze is the gelatin.
about 1-1/2 teaspoons to 2 teaspoons is enough and 1 Tablespoon of corn syrup is enough




Is the gelatin mixed with the ganache or painted over it?

Jessicakes831 Posted 28 Dec 2011 , 5:28am
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What a fantastic idea!

Foxicakes Posted 28 Dec 2011 , 8:00am
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Just a few days ago there was a post (or photo) by a CC member that used this mirror gaze on several of her cakes. I thought then to ask her how she had done it, but then lost focus and forgot.. Hers was perfect!! And one of the cake it eas done atop a chocolate cake, can't remember what the other cakes she had used it on. Maybe she will come forward and give us her secret!! (fingers crossed!!)

jgifford Posted 28 Dec 2011 , 2:10pm
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The cakes you're talking about were posted by masoudomrani and they're beautiful - - look like they're made of colored glass. Try pm-ing her.

CakeDesigns Posted 28 Dec 2011 , 4:56pm

Now I'm intrigued about this look. I searched the picture you guys are referring to and came up with this one:

http://cakecentral.com/gallery/2218363/

That looks so shiny. It looks like a caramel on a flan (caribbean custard). That gave me a great idea!!!

Panel7124 Posted 28 Dec 2011 , 5:57pm
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Originally Posted by jgifford

The cakes you're talking about were posted by masoudomrani and they're beautiful - - look like they're made of colored glass. Try pm-ing her.




I'm not sure but think it's 'him'. I've seen seen a couple of his videos on YouTube - working very quickly, excellent piping skills!

Ansher Posted 29 Dec 2011 , 12:42am

Are talking about this farsitura:
http://www.alexandramadlen.com/products/51
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSQIEBqdQnw

jgifford Posted 29 Dec 2011 , 6:05pm

I'm not sure but think it's 'him'. I've seen seen a couple of his videos on YouTube - working very quickly, excellent piping skills![/quote]

That's the trouble - - it's hard to tell sometimes. I hope I didn't offend "him". icon_redface.gif

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