Decorating By edcjenv Updated 13 Jul 2005 , 12:44pm by niki_10

edcjenv Posted 12 Jul 2005 , 8:36pm
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Are you all sick of me & my questions yet??? Hope not icon_redface.gif

Okay...I made Ladycakes white mousse ganache today and it's very clumpy....I thought I followed the directions perfect...obviously not....did I mix it to fast? too much? not enough? Any way to fix it?? Please help!


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niki_10 Posted 12 Jul 2005 , 8:44pm
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Hmm, I am not sure. Any ganashe I've ever made involved adding the warm cream to the chocolate, and not heating the chocolate directly. Chocolate is very tempermental. Did you heat it too much? It's pretty easy to overheat chcolate.

Hopefully someone else will have more insight. I'd love to hear the answer to this!

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cakeconfections Posted 12 Jul 2005 , 8:45pm
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If it is clumpy it soundls like you may have overcooked the chocolate. it will get clumpy if you heat it too long.

edcjenv Posted 12 Jul 2005 , 9:14pm
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Ugh! Does that mean there's nothing I can do? I don't think I over cooked it, but the recipe did say to let it cool completely before adding was still slightly warm...I've had it in the fridge? Should I try mixing it more or will that just make things worse?

eve Posted 12 Jul 2005 , 9:35pm
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Did some liquid get in it ? I think probably it was just too hot. Try adding shortening. That would help smooth it.

Ganache Chocolate and Cream, with a little bit of butter made into liquid then poured as icing OR made into Truffles when it sets.

edcjenv Posted 12 Jul 2005 , 9:57pm
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The recipe is 16 oz. heavy cream and 6 oz white choc. so yep. there is liquid in it...would you still try shortening? Sounds like a good plan to me!

niki_10 Posted 13 Jul 2005 , 12:44pm
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From what I know, if chocolate gets to hot you're out of luck.

Sometimes though chocolate gets lumpy (for whatever reason) and you can fix it by adding fat.

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