Does Your Ganache......

Decorating By gidgetdoescakes Updated 3 Sep 2011 , 5:27am by gidgetdoescakes

gidgetdoescakes Posted 3 Sep 2011 , 1:40am
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lose its shine once on the cake? Is there a way to keep the shine....and whats the trick to making it smooth.....I am a ganache failure icon_sad.gif
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bluedaisies Posted 3 Sep 2011 , 1:42am
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As long as it's kept cold, like in the fridge, it stayed shiny. Make sure your ganache isn't too thick when you apply it too, that will help with the smoothness.

mbn504 Posted 3 Sep 2011 , 1:59am
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Does your ganache recipe call for butter? My recipe calls for butter, which is supposed to add shine.

gidgetdoescakes Posted 3 Sep 2011 , 2:14am
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I just heated heavy cream and melted chocolate in it...1/2 cream and 2 cups of chocolate.....I did refrigerate it, but its dullsville..taste wonderful though haha.....

cakestyles Posted 3 Sep 2011 , 2:25am
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Butter or a little corn syrup will keep your ganache shiny

(2 Tablespoons of either per 12oz choc recipe)

mbn504 Posted 3 Sep 2011 , 2:28am
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My recipe calls for 2 cups (12 oz.) semisweet chocolate morsels, 1/3 cup heavy cream and 1/4 cup butter. You microwave the chocolate and cream at half power in the microwave until smooth, stirring often, then add butter after it is smooth. Here is the link to the actual recipe I have used. It wasn't super shiny, but did have a gloss to it. http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/chocolate-ganache-10000001254978/
Good luck!

gidgetdoescakes Posted 3 Sep 2011 , 2:35am
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I want it to get a nice shell and smooth to cover with fondant if I want or just leave choclate covered....it was real dull....I thought about corn syrup, but thought it would make it soft???

gidgetdoescakes Posted 3 Sep 2011 , 2:38am
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I want it to get a nice shell and smooth to cover with fondant if I want or just leave choclate covered....it was real dull....I thought about corn syrup, but thought it would make it soft???

cakeflake80 Posted 3 Sep 2011 , 2:42am
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Is ganache supposed to dry to a hard shell? I'm sure this is a stupid question, but I have only used it once and I was always under the assumption that it created like a candy type coating that dries hard. When I used it, it stayed 'wet'. It dripped down the sides and definitely stiffened up enough to stop half way down the sides, but it was still wet to the touch.

mbn504 Posted 3 Sep 2011 , 2:48am
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Mine actually did dry to a "shell" I guess. It definitely wasn't sticky or dripping. I have covered cakes with ganache and then fondant. If the ganache has set completely you will need to go over it with a spatula with hot water to give the fondant a surface to stick to. Needs a bit of moisture to stick... These videos were a big help to me... I saw this on another forum post.


1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....r_embedded

2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....r_embedded

3. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....r_embedded

I have also posted the recipe and all video tutorials on my blog for easy/single page access:

http://www.artandappetite.com/.....ttercream/

Karen421 Posted 3 Sep 2011 , 2:50am
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Ganache is wonderful, it can be a hard shell or soft. You can whip it to a fluffy consistency or keep it smooth. Its all in the ratio of chocolate to heavy cream you use. To keep it shiny add the butter. icon_biggrin.gif

graciesj Posted 3 Sep 2011 , 2:51am
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I use high ratio shortening, about 1tblsp to 1/2 cup of ganache. works every timeicon_smile.gif

mbn504 Posted 3 Sep 2011 , 2:52am
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Let me try those links again...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qFtm8q4m4Bk&feature=relmfu

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OgrXxYLm0Sk&feature=relmfu

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imfDvvSZn5I&feature=relmfu

I hope these links work. If not, go to youtube and search for Inspired by Michelle Cake Designs. It is a 3 part series about making ganache, covering a cake in ganache and covering ganache with fondant.

cakestyles Posted 3 Sep 2011 , 3:02am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mbn504

I have also posted the recipe and all video tutorials on my blog for easy/single page access
http://www.artandappetite.com/.....ttercream/




This blog is very familiar to me...but I thought it belonged to Rylan icon_confused.gif

cheatize Posted 3 Sep 2011 , 3:15am
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mbn504 said the info was from another post.

josefina20 Posted 3 Sep 2011 , 3:36am
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thanks for posting these recipe.

gidgetdoescakes Posted 3 Sep 2011 , 5:27am
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I need to get sugarshacks dvd out again lol I have forgotten too much I guess.....thanks all

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