Tricks On Smoothing Whipped Chocolate Ganache

Decorating By didavista Updated 29 Apr 2010 , 1:28pm by emrldsky

didavista Posted 28 Apr 2010 , 1:46pm
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Any input on smoothing whipped chocolate ganache on a sheet cake would be greatly appreciated. I usually use a crusting buttercream, so I am kind of lost here..... icon_redface.gif

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TJCanadian Posted 28 Apr 2010 , 5:11pm
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put it on nice and thick, then smooth with a spackling tool, straight edge.

PTBUGZY1 Posted 28 Apr 2010 , 5:19pm
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you could try using a palette knife or scrapper dipped in hot water and dried off, the warmth of the knife will help to smooth the ganache. good luck

icer101 Posted 28 Apr 2010 , 5:21pm
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Both posters are correct.

dalis4joe Posted 28 Apr 2010 , 5:48pm
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Rylan has an awesome pictorial on flickr.... she is amazing with ganache...

hth

Jeep_girl816 Posted 28 Apr 2010 , 6:01pm
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Originally Posted by PTBUGZY1

you could try using a palette knife or scrapper dipped in hot water and dried off, the warmth of the knife will help to smooth the ganache. good luck


Love this trick! I generally don't even dry it off, just give it a bit of a shake, and it works great.

didavista Posted 28 Apr 2010 , 9:25pm
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thanks for the replies...I'll try finding that on flickr...Has anyone else found the hot spatula method for this leaves the chocolate discolored in spots.

mamawrobin Posted 28 Apr 2010 , 9:59pm
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Originally Posted by dalis4joe

Rylan has an awesome pictorial on flickr.... she is amazing with ganache...

hth




I thought Rylan was a "he"? Am I wrong? Anyone? icon_lol.gif

Doug Posted 28 Apr 2010 , 10:27pm
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Originally Posted by mamawrobin

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Originally Posted by dalis4joe

Rylan has an awesome pictorial on flickr.... she is amazing with ganache...

hth



I thought Rylan was a "he"? Am I wrong? Anyone? icon_lol.gif




yes, he's a he and not a she

mamawrobin Posted 28 Apr 2010 , 10:33pm
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Thanks Doug. I thought so icon_lol.gif

KHalstead Posted 28 Apr 2010 , 10:49pm
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and HE is a kid too.............isn't HE?

mamawrobin Posted 28 Apr 2010 , 10:58pm
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Are you sure that's Rylan that your talking about being a kid or are you talking about that 16 year old that lives in AZ and has a bakery? Rylan lives in Las Vegas. I think he's kind of young (Rylan) but no kid.

Anyone?

cheatize Posted 29 Apr 2010 , 1:14am
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Isn't blooming generally from moisture? When JeepGirl said she just shakes it off, my first thought was blooming and possible seizing of the chocolate.

Rylan Posted 29 Apr 2010 , 1:22am
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Hmmm, blooming may have different factors I believe (not very sure). Here is a link of some possibilities: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chocolate_bloom

KHalstead Posted 29 Apr 2010 , 12:10pm
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20's for a guy is a kid to me! lol

And my point about his age was that it's all that more impressive what he does with cakes, because we know for SURE that he hasn't been at it for 20 years and just "claiming" he only started a little while ago!! lol

mamawrobin Posted 29 Apr 2010 , 12:15pm
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I agree. Anyone in their 20's is a kid to me as well. icon_lol.gif He is one talented young man.

emrldsky Posted 29 Apr 2010 , 12:29pm
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Originally Posted by mamawrobin

I agree. Anyone in their 20's is a kid to me as well. icon_lol.gif He is one talented young man.




That explains a lot here at work...the younger "kids" (I'm 27) that have been working here for a few years are still being treated a bit like new hires by those who are eligible for retirement. Maybe I should lie about my age and tell people I'm in my 30s? icon_wink.gif

Anyway, to the OP, that tutorial is almost identical to what Sharon Zambito does in her Topsy Turvy video. If you don't have it, you should put it (and her others) on your wishlist. icon_smile.gif

Good luck!

mamawrobin Posted 29 Apr 2010 , 1:23pm
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Originally Posted by emrldsky

Quote:
Originally Posted by mamawrobin

I agree. Anyone in their 20's is a kid to me as well. icon_lol.gif He is one talented young man.



That explains a lot here at work...the younger "kids" (I'm 27) that have been working here for a few years are still being treated a bit like new hires by those who are eligible for retirement. Maybe I should lie about my age and tell people I'm in my 30s? icon_wink.gif

Anyway, to the OP, that tutorial is almost identical to what Sharon Zambito does in her Topsy Turvy video. If you don't have it, you should put it (and her others) on your wishlist. icon_smile.gif

Good luck!




JUst because you are in your 20's shouldn't mean that your co-workers should treat you like a "new hire". icon_wink.gif I've had several supervisors that were younger than me icon_lol.gif .

emrldsky Posted 29 Apr 2010 , 1:28pm
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Originally Posted by mamawrobin

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Originally Posted by emrldsky

Quote:
Originally Posted by mamawrobin

I agree. Anyone in their 20's is a kid to me as well. icon_lol.gif He is one talented young man.



That explains a lot here at work...the younger "kids" (I'm 27) that have been working here for a few years are still being treated a bit like new hires by those who are eligible for retirement. Maybe I should lie about my age and tell people I'm in my 30s? icon_wink.gif

Anyway, to the OP, that tutorial is almost identical to what Sharon Zambito does in her Topsy Turvy video. If you don't have it, you should put it (and her others) on your wishlist. icon_smile.gif

Good luck!



JUst because you are in your 20's shouldn't mean that your co-workers should treat you like a "new hire". icon_wink.gif I've had several supervisors that were younger than me icon_lol.gif .




Not to steal the thread, but some do, some don't. A lot of it has to do with the fact that I'm kind of bubbly, short, "cute" (their words, not mine), and I actually look much younger than 27 (23 or so). And I work for a university, so I have the appearance of a student (even though I don't dress like one). *shrug*

Oh well. Helps in some ways, hinders in others.

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