We had a chocolate demonstration at Sugarcraft Club last week, which inspired me to have a go at working with Ganache. Surprisingly in all the years I have taught Cake Decorating I have never worked with Ganache, althoughI have worked with chocolate and love working with Chocolate leather.
So yesterday saw me having a little play, using the recipes that David Edward our demonstrator gave us.
I am quite chuffed with the results, as obviously I have never piped with Ganache either! and as I don't really DO cupcakes, to be able to create something with the chocolate was really enjoyable. I also learned a different way to pipe roses (the large roses in the picture), which in the past I have never been able to achieve. (I have always piped roses using the nail part of the piping nail, but these large ones were piped on the flat part - actually my nail wasn't big enough for piping these - so I stuck a piece of waxed paper to the top of a pringles can and piped on that - lol!)
Some of the cakes have white chocolate leather under the roses/flowers, and one has dark leather under a white leather flower shape.
some of the family were visiting whilst I was piping the cakes, and they soon got demolished. However, when they had gone I had a little play with some dusting/spraying of the cakes. Here are some close ups:
|white choc leather, impressed with patterned mat, and rose piped using way|
I learned to pipe roses on the nail.
|Choc ganache on cake, then piped ganache pansy with choc leather centre and dusted with silver|
|dark and white chocolate leather|
|piped ganache rose, dusted with gold (piped on pringles can)|
|ganache rose sprayed with pearlescent spray.|
David let us sample various flavoured ganaches - so that is my next experiment - and I have sent away for some hazelnut paste and some pistachio paste. Looks as though I shall be experimenting with the ganache for the insides of chocolates for Christmas!