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Ganache Glaze Recipe


Makes: About 2 1/4 cups.
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Step 1

Chop Candy Melts (you can use a food processor). Heat whipping cream in saucepan just to boiling point. DO NOT BOIL. Remove from heat, add chopped Candy Melts, stir until smooth and glossy. If mixture is too thick, add 1 to 2 tablespoons additional warm whipping cream. 

Step 2
Place cake on cake board cut to fit; position on wire rack over drip pan. Pour glaze into center and work out toward edges. Note: Cake may be iced first in buttercream icing. Let icing set, then pour on ganache. If cake is one layer or perfectly smooth, buttercream icing is not needed.
Step 3

Whipped Ganache: follow recipe above, using 3/4 cup whipping cream and making these changes: Allow mixture to set and cool to room temperature (it will have the consistency of pudding, this may take 1 to 2 hours.) Whip on high speed until light and soft peaks form.

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Ganache Glaze is rated 3.8 out of 5 by 4.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I use candy bars instead of candy melts. If it is good enough to eat by itself it will be really good in the ganache!! You may also add vanilla( 1 teaspoon), real unsalted butter, powdered sugar or clear corn syrup for a rich ganache ( never adding more than 2 tablespoons of any of these per one pound of chocolate). Play around and you will find a good amount. Remember just stir until mixed. If you over mix it will be riddled with bubbles
Date published: 2012-08-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from It serves its own purpose... I would say this would be a great alternative to fondant, if the need is required. Would I use this as a filling? Maybe not, because the taste of the candy melts leaves you wanting a more robust/real chocolate flavor. But again, as a top coat (maybe the final coat on top of traditional ganache instead of fondant), it would serve its purpose as being colorful, smooth and stable. Especially in the warmer months.
Date published: 2017-05-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My family loves ganache. When i first tried this recipe my mother in law was over and she fell head over heels for this glaze. Love it.
Date published: 2010-12-01
Rated 1 out of 5 by from I did not have success with this recipe, the candy melts separated. I had success with semi-sweet chocolate.
Date published: 2011-05-14
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