In saucepan or microwave oven, heat whipping cream just to boiling point. DO NOT BOIL. Remove from heat or microwave, add chopped Candy Melts candy, and stir until smooth and glossy. If mixture is too thick, add 1 to 2 tablespoons additional warm whipping cream.
To glaze a cake, 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.
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). With electric mixer, whip on high speed until light and soft peaks form.