How To Make Ganache Shiny?

Decorating By hollys_hobby Updated 7 Apr 2011 , 9:36pm by FromScratchSF

hollys_hobby Posted 7 Apr 2011 , 4:38pm
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I use ganache all the time under fondant and love it, but it always looks dull, today I need to make a chocolate decadent cake covered in ganache, I was thinking of pouring the ganache, but wondering if there is anything I should add to the ganache to give it a shiny finish? Thanks in advance!!!

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cakesdivine Posted 7 Apr 2011 , 8:36pm
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to make it shiny you pour it (enrobe) the cake in the ganache. letting it cool and icing it with a spatula is why it dulls. Pouring melted ganache makes it shiny. You can at my website. I show a couple of poured ganache cakes.

FromScratchSF Posted 7 Apr 2011 , 9:36pm
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My ganache is only shiny if I add corn syrup, which technically makes it a glaze, not just a ganache. Your traditional chocolate/cream ganache is not normally very shiny, especially if you pop it in the fridge to get it to set quickly. Exception is if you use a chocolate transfer sheet or wrap it with acetate sheets.

Jen

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