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post #46 of 67
Personally, I hate candy melts, they taste to me like flavored Crisco or Easter Bunnies.
Image I will use them for holiday display candies as they are pretty, but I don't want to eat them.

Other people seem to like them though.
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post #47 of 67
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Originally Posted by lngo

Yep, I've used Nestle for all my ganache. It is sweeter, but it works. Rylan uses Nestle for all his ganache too...and his cakes are true art!



FYI: Rylan is a SHE...

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post #48 of 67
if we go by what you guys are saying about how ganache is NOT ganache unless is done with REAL CHOCOLATE... then no one has EVER MADE REAL WHITE CHOCOLATE GANACHE... because there is no such thing as white chocolate.... not the expensive one... not the cheap one.... White Chocolate is NOT CHOCOLATE.... you can ask any expert and that's what they would tell you....


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post #49 of 67
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Originally Posted by dalis4joe

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Originally Posted by lngo

Yep, I've used Nestle for all my ganache. It is sweeter, but it works. Rylan uses Nestle for all his ganache too...and his cakes are true art!



FYI: Rylan is a SHE...

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Are you sure about that dalis4joe? (have you seen his photo)?

Ingo, most (if not all) his cakes are dummies so I doubt there is ganache on them.
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post #50 of 67
I talk to Ry all the time and I have seen her picks on Flickr.... icon_smile.gif

EDITED TO ADD....

Wait a sec... I just went to check my faves on flickr and I think I got the wrong Ry lol.... I take that back.... sorry I had a mental pic and that wan't Ry lol....

So Ry might just be a he not a she after all

lol it's funny how we have a "mental picture" of the people we talk to here... and to be honest all this time... I picture Ry like this fave I have on flickr.... it might be that he or she? lol sent me that link... cause I have it tagged as Ry...but on the profile this person is fram Australia and Ry is from Vegas lol

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post #51 of 67
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Originally Posted by dalis4joe

if we go by what you guys are saying about how ganache is NOT ganache unless is done with REAL CHOCOLATE... then no one has EVER MADE REAL WHITE CHOCOLATE GANACHE... because there is no such thing as white chocolate.... not the expensive one... not the cheap one.... White Chocolate is NOT CHOCOLATE.... you can ask any expert and that's what they would tell you....


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That depends on which expert you're asking. Some say it's not, because it has no cocoa solids. Some say it is, because it has cocoa butter.

So people have certainly been making real white ganache.
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post #52 of 67
Well....I have never made ganache before, so I have no input on the subject, I am just curious to see if Rylan will come on and solve the mystery!!!!
post #53 of 67
Just weighing in with my opinion only---

I think it's fine if persons want to use candy melts.

I can taste the difference in half a second; others can't. I've got an insensitive palate for a few other foods, just not chocolate.

However, if one is selling to the public, it seems to violate truth-in-selling laws to call it "chocolate" or "ganache." I'd be upset if I purchased a cake that was filled or iced in "ganache" that turned out to be made with candy melts. Ditto with "chocolate-covered" anything. That's why there's such a distinction required in the packaged chocolates we buy.
post #54 of 67
I ALSO think it's fine to use candy melts (I use Nestle Morsels) as long as you are tasting a good product.... it's like boxed vs scratch.... if it tastes good... I do see why people are saying you shouldn't call it this or that...

I just feel some people have this "entitlement" to correct everyone...all the time...

but I was not saying this put down anyone that uses candy melts or morsels... I use morsels for white chocolate and it is not a waste of heavy cream... cause it tastes really yummy....

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post #55 of 67
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Originally Posted by dalis4joe

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Originally Posted by lngo

Yep, I've used Nestle for all my ganache. It is sweeter, but it works. Rylan uses Nestle for all his ganache too...and his cakes are true art!



FYI: Rylan is a SHE...

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No dalis Rylan is a HE thumbs_up.gif
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post #56 of 67
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Originally Posted by tmgarcia_98

Well....I have never made ganache before, so I have no input on the subject, I am just curious to see if Rylan will come on and solve the mystery!!!!



He has "solved the mystery" in other threads. He is a HE. icon_lol.gif
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post #57 of 67
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Originally Posted by dalis4joe

I ALSO think it's fine to use candy melts (I use Nestle Morsels) as long as you are tasting a good product.... it's like boxed vs scratch.... if it tastes good... I do see why people are saying you shouldn't call it this or that...

I just feel some people have this "entitlement" to correct everyone...all the time...

but I was not saying this put down anyone that uses candy melts or morsels... I use morsels for white chocolate and it is not a waste of heavy cream... cause it tastes really yummy....

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I don't really think this thread falls into the "entitlement" category dails. It' isn't about one icing being better than the other or such but instead is about the FACT (since the question was asked) that it takes CHOCOLATE to make ganache. Some actually didn't know that. Loved you "tool" cake BTW. icon_smile.gif
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post #58 of 67
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Originally Posted by mamawrobin

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Originally Posted by tmgarcia_98

Well....I have never made ganache before, so I have no input on the subject, I am just curious to see if Rylan will come on and solve the mystery!!!!



He has "solved the mystery" in other threads. He is a HE. icon_lol.gif


icon_eek.gif I think that's what I said.
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post #59 of 67
I am a he, Hehehe icon_smile.gif

All my cakes except for a couple are a combination of dummies and real cakes (usually the simple tiers are real). After the cake is eaten, it is then recreated again for display at my home...usually done a few weeks later. But all cakes are photographed the day it is done.
post #60 of 67
I did edit my post to clarify my :dumb dumb: moment hehehe.... mamawrobin thanks about the cake... everyone has been given me a lot of positive feedback on it....
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