How to make ganache ... with Master Elites?! You heard us right! Master Elites, while not fat soluble and CANNOT color chocolate, can absolutely color the most beautiful ganache you've ever seen! Why? Because the heavy cream inside of ganache activates the raw pigment food colors!
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Ganache is simply tempered chocolate mixed with heavy cream until silky smooth! It's amazing to use for drip cakes specifically, which is what you see us doing here for these Mother's Day Bundt Cakes! It can be a little tricky to accomplish at first, as you will panic when you notice the chocolate trying to seize as you add in your heavy cream ... but FEAR NOT! It is completely normal and will blend out as you continue to mix thoroughly with your spatula.
What you'll need:
- 1/4 - 1/2 Cup of Heavy Cream
- 6 oz. of white chocolate (Ghirardelli used for this demonstration)
- 1 tsp. of Butter (if you want to add - but we did not)
- Master Elite of your choice (here we used 1/32nd of a tsp of Sassy Pink)
- Glass Bowl
- Spoon or spatula for mixing
- Add your Master Elite to the heavy cream separately, allowing the color crystals to breakdown and fully bloom. Set to the side.
- Melt your white chocolate in intervals of 15 seconds until fully tempered.
- Warm the colored cream to the same temperature as the chocolate.
- Take your heavy cream and add it in slowly to the melted chocolate, stirring with a spatula continuously.
- Don't panic when the chocolate seizes, just keep stirring consistency until you accomplish a silky smooth ganache!
MASTER ELITE TIPS & INFO
If this is your first time purchasing Master Elites, understand the color you see in the jar is raw pigment food coloring - only activated by moisture. For example, "Master Elite Lime" looks like a burnt orange inside of the jar! Once in contact with moisture, the most vibrant lime green comes through!
Master Elites are NOT fat soluble. They cannot color straight chocolate. Well they can, but it will not be the vibrant tones you always see on Instagram! It will be muted tones, since they are not activated by oils or fats. For coloring chocolate with The Sugar Art Products, you'll want to shop the ELITE COLLECTION (click here)! We also encourage you to review our chocolate-specific tutorial HERE so you understand the best colors to choose and how to use Elites to color chocolate.
Again, by adding heavy cream to your tempered chocolate when making ganache - it activates the Master Elite brilliantly.
For a full tutorial on Master Elites - head to THIS BLOG (click here) and read all about using the most vibrant food colors in your icings, fondant, cookie dough, cake batter ... pretty much anything and everything, but chocolate.
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