Can You Airbrush Ganache?

Decorating By Cakemommy2012 Updated 21 Jun 2013 , 1:00am by AmbitiousBeginner

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Cakemommy2012 Posted 18 Jun 2013 , 2:31am
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I am doing a cake covered in White chocolate Ganache and was wondering can I airbrush it? Im sure its a silly question but I couldnt find it anywhere......

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manddi Posted 18 Jun 2013 , 3:08am
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AGanache has such a high fat content that it doesn't take airbrush colors well. Can you cover it with fondant?

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Cakemommy2012 Posted 18 Jun 2013 , 3:19am
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That is what I was thinking----The customer requested no fondant and I was thinking of a way to jazz up the cake...  I think I could get away with minimal fondant decorations that they maybe pull off....not sure how else to make the cake look nice....

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LisaPeps Posted 18 Jun 2013 , 10:36am
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AYou can colour ganache with normal gel colours (the chocolate has already seized so no issues re: water based colourings)

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ShamsD Posted 18 Jun 2013 , 11:51am
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Cakemommy...I sprayed my ganache cake with PME gold and bronze edible lustre spray.

 

http://cakecentral.com/g/i/2915874/a/3299698/chocolate-mud-cake-with-chocolate-ganache-sprayed-bronze-and-gold/

Chocolate Mud Cake with Chocolate ganache.Sprayed bronze and gold.

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rosa369 Posted 18 Jun 2013 , 11:59am
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ShamsD, how did you  make the rose?  It is a beautiful cake!!!

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ShamsD Posted 18 Jun 2013 , 12:09pm
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Rosa,I used the probus UK1B tip ,very similar to the wilton 2D.

I started the swirl from the centre .It's the same technique when piping on a cupcake.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/shamsd/2696555742/in/set-72157606881461844

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Cakemommy2012 Posted 19 Jun 2013 , 1:24am
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Cakemommy...I sprayed my ganache cake with PME gold and bronze edible lustre spray.

 

http://cakecentral.com/g/i/2915874/a/3299698/chocolate-mud-cake-with-chocolate-ganache-sprayed-bronze-and-gold/

Chocolate Mud Cake with Chocolate ganache.Sprayed bronze and gold.


WOW that is beautiful!  Thanks for the info--I may try it on a corner and go from there!  =-)

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LisaBerczel Posted 21 Jun 2013 , 12:13am
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You can airbrush anything - it's all about pairing with the right product and equipment.

The higher the fat content of the surface being sprayed, the more problems you'll encounter from water-based colors.

 

Metallics and Pearls would work be the way to go - as we've already seen.

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AmbitiousBeginner Posted 21 Jun 2013 , 1:00am
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When I paint on MMF I use airbrush colors, but when I try to paint on white MC the food coloring beads.  Diluting it with lemon extract fixes the problem.  Maybe it's the same for ganache.

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