I am helping out my sister with one of her university Valentine's Day bake sales and I am going to donate some heart shaped cupcakes covered in ganache. I have never worked with ganache before (so I figured a bake sale may be a good place to try it) and I need the most inexpensive way to package the treats individually.
I was thinking about putting them in a clear treat bag... but being that I haven't worked with ganache before, I wanted to check with you guys to see if this is a disaster waiting to happen... Will the ganache harden enough to not smudge and make a huge mess in the bag?? If the treat bag is a bad idea, is there any other ideas out there on how I can package them without burning a hole in my wallet??
Your help is appreciated!
See if you can get a bunch of those Chinese-style take out containers. They come in different sizes and you can usually pick them up for pretty cheap.
This summer I made some cookies drizzled with ganache for a wedding, and it was kind of a nightmare when it came to putting them in the clear bags. I ended up having to cut squares of wax paper the size of each cookie and using that as a barrier between the ganache and the the bag.
I'm not sure how this would work for cupcakes though. If you aren't making too many, I would just buy some cheap little boxes from a craft store and package them that way.
Ganache is a pain when it comes to packaging. At least in my experience.
If you refrigerate the cc's ahead of time, then cover them carefully in saran wrap (So no wrinkles form in the ganache) I think you will be fine. That's the cheapest thing I can think of right now. I have saran wrapped ganache covered cakes like this without ruining the look of it. Cupcakes would be even easier.
Thanks for your replies everyone! Even though I am trying out something new, I don't expect it to be/look perfect, but I also expect it to look better than if a 5 year old happened to do them!! Haha!!