Ganache?

Decorating By Briniga Updated 13 May 2008 , 2:12pm by Briniga

Briniga Posted 13 May 2008 , 3:20am
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Can I make ganache with chocolate frosting & heavy cream?

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mjarvis78 Posted 13 May 2008 , 3:24am
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What are you going to use it in? Depending on the application, you might be able to use melted choc. frosting.

Briniga Posted 13 May 2008 , 3:25am
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Im asking about on a cake, like a shining effect

FromScratch Posted 13 May 2008 , 3:26am
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No you can't. It will fall apart. icon_smile.gif

Briniga Posted 13 May 2008 , 3:27am
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Oh ok, thanks

mjarvis78 Posted 13 May 2008 , 3:28am
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You can melt the chocolate icing in the microwave, and pour it over that cake.

Briniga Posted 13 May 2008 , 3:30am
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with heavy cream? cuz Ive done that without it & it looked awful.

FromScratch Posted 13 May 2008 , 3:41am
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No.. it will look worse with the cream. You need to get some chocolate. icon_smile.gif

Briniga Posted 13 May 2008 , 3:50am
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Ok...thanks again

FromScratch Posted 13 May 2008 , 12:19pm
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No problem. icon_smile.gif

You can even use semi-sweet chocolate chips if you have them on hand. 8 ounces (by weight) of chocolate to 1 cup of a cream is a good ratio. If you need more you can double it. It's good on ice cream so if you have extra it's never a bad thing. icon_wink.gif Make sure you use no more than a semi-sweet chocolate.. milk chocolate won't work unless you cut out some of the cream and even then it's really sweet. Good luck! icon_smile.gif

Mike1394 Posted 13 May 2008 , 12:38pm
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Start with a 1 to 1 ratio of choc, and H cream. Bring the cream to a simmer, and pour over your chunked up choc to melt the choc. To make shiny put in a tad of corn syrup.

Mike

Briniga Posted 13 May 2008 , 2:12pm
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Hey thanks for the tip Mike, I will do that icon_smile.gif

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