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shiny mirror chocolate glaze

post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 
dear all

i always use chocolate ganache for my chocolate cakes , i noticed
at a sweets shop nearby a chocolate cake with a shiny mirror
surface i could see my face in it .

of course i asked the shop for the recepie and of course i got
no answer .

how can i make the chocolate cream shine like that ?????

i tried using more butter with the chocolate and wipped cream mixture
but still it didn't come out glazed .

i use transparent shining jelly with my fruit cake and it gives a shiny look to the fruits but can it work with chocolate ?

need some idead please .

thanks for your concern

youstina egypt
post #2 of 13
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1 pound (16 ounces) semisweet or bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped

to that....

Try adding 1/4 cup light corn syrup
post #3 of 13
Thread Starter 
dear mary

thanks very much for your reply , but isn't your recepie similar to the ordinary ghanache that i use or does the corn syrup give a different effect
on the cream ????

thanks again

ypustina egypt
post #4 of 13
The corn syrup adds shine to the ganache.
post #5 of 13
Make your chocolate glaze with water,unflavored gelatin,sugar,corn syrup and heavy cream.
The secret to the shiny or "mirror" glaze is the gelatin.
about 1-1/2 teaspoons to 2 teaspoons is enough and 1 Tablespoon of corn syrup is enough
post #6 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by LADYLOVESOCEAN

Make your chocolate glaze with water,unflavored gelatin,sugar,corn syrup and heavy cream.
The secret to the shiny or "mirror" glaze is the gelatin.
about 1-1/2 teaspoons to 2 teaspoons is enough and 1 Tablespoon of corn syrup is enough



Is the gelatin mixed with the ganache or painted over it?
post #7 of 13
What a fantastic idea!
post #8 of 13
Just a few days ago there was a post (or photo) by a CC member that used this mirror gaze on several of her cakes. I thought then to ask her how she had done it, but then lost focus and forgot.. Hers was perfect!! And one of the cake it eas done atop a chocolate cake, can't remember what the other cakes she had used it on. Maybe she will come forward and give us her secret!! (fingers crossed!!)
post #9 of 13
The cakes you're talking about were posted by masoudomrani and they're beautiful - - look like they're made of colored glass. Try pm-ing her.
post #10 of 13
Now I'm intrigued about this look. I searched the picture you guys are referring to and came up with this one:

http://cakecentral.com/gallery/2218363/

That looks so shiny. It looks like a caramel on a flan (caribbean custard). That gave me a great idea!!!
post #11 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by jgifford

The cakes you're talking about were posted by masoudomrani and they're beautiful - - look like they're made of colored glass. Try pm-ing her.



I'm not sure but think it's 'him'. I've seen seen a couple of his videos on YouTube - working very quickly, excellent piping skills!
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post #13 of 13
I'm not sure but think it's 'him'. I've seen seen a couple of his videos on YouTube - working very quickly, excellent piping skills![/quote]

That's the trouble - - it's hard to tell sometimes. I hope I didn't offend "him". icon_redface.gif
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