Ganache On Cupcakes. How?

Baking By bizatchgirl Updated 15 Oct 2009 , 1:38am by missjane

bizatchgirl Posted 14 Oct 2009 , 3:45am
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How do you do ganache on cupcakes without getting ganache everywhere?

I am afraid to start. I know I'll just end up with nasty, sticky, brown wrappers.

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CarolAnn Posted 14 Oct 2009 , 3:57am
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I'm interested in know about this too!

bizatchgirl Posted 14 Oct 2009 , 4:02am
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I'm afraid the answer is going to be that you can't use warm ganache, that you have to cool it and ice with it like buttercream.

But I am hoping beyond hope that one of these cake geniuses knows the trick!

LaBellaFlor Posted 14 Oct 2009 , 4:18am
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I'm not sure I'm understanding the question. Do you mean a pourable ganache? If thats what you mean, you would pour it in a smaller amount like you would a regular cake or you could dip the top in. I would probably pour a little to avoid the possiblities of crumbs getting in the ganache.

bizatchgirl Posted 14 Oct 2009 , 4:19am
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Yes, LaBellaFlor, that's what I mean. Poured Ganache.

OK, so start with a smaller amount so it pools to the sides and hopefully not over? Is it best to underfill your cupcake liners so you have a little lip of the wrapper to keep the ganache from going overboard?

LaBellaFlor Posted 14 Oct 2009 , 4:22am
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Yes. The cupcake top just sits under, so there is a slight lip from the wrapper to prevent overflow.

Rainbow Posted 14 Oct 2009 , 4:27am
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I have used warm ganache. What I did was dip the cupcake upside down into the ganache being careful not to get any on the paper. Hold it upside down until it stops dripping. you should be able to turn it over and not have a mess. I have attached the pic of the ones I did.

bizatchgirl Posted 15 Oct 2009 , 1:20am
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Thank you so much Rainbow! The pictures really do help. I can see your cupcakes aren't coming out higher than the wrapper. Next time I will have to use a little less batter.

Lovely shiny smooth cupcakes. I want mine to look just like yours.

missjane Posted 15 Oct 2009 , 1:38am
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My cupcakes are higher that the wrapper and they dont drip. icon_smile.gif

I actually chill my cupcakes before I dip them into the ganache. ( the ganache is still warm) This helps the ganache to set straight away.

I them put them back to the fridge to set and then I redip.

Hope this helps!


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