Just curious if there is a type of chocolate that can be piped onto a cake for decorating instead of using frosting?
I'd love to know as well.
you can use any chocolate. melt it over a double boiler or in the microwave and put it in a piping parchment and snip the tip. chocolate ganache also pipes beautifully and you can use decorating tips with it. after cooling in the fridge for about an hour, ganache pipes just like frosting with that rich chocolate flavor.
One of the things we learned in the chocolate course we took, was that water is chocolates worst enemy, unless you want to make piping chocolate which has a thick consistency that is amazing to pipe with, melt the chocolate, and with an eye dropper add a drop at a time (then stir it in) to get the consistency you want but be careful too much and you will seize the chocolate and it will be garbage!
with an eye dropper add the enemy?
yes but literally one drop at a time and it will slowly thicken
I use a spreadable ganach frosting all the time... I'd share the recipe, but it makes a HUGE batch, and ever time I've tried to cut it down it doesn't work! (oh, and it's not technically MY recipe... it's from the bakery I work at.)