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!!!
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.
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.