I don’t think I have ever felt as nervous as I did when travelling to the first day of the Myer Emporium Shoot. Having been on countless shoots over the years in Sydney, I have become used to knowing the people I work with. If I didn’t know the photographer, then I knew the stylist, or the art director or at least had worked in the studio before, but this was so different. In a different city, in a privately owned home, with 2 photographers, a stylist, the stylists assistant, ...
I have had some interest in “how to” on this cake, so here is a tutorial to help along the way. Carved and ganache chocolate cake (apologies I do not have photos of the smoothing process) I then covered it with flesh coloured fondant. Then I covered with blue fondant that I previously had cut a pattern and did the same for the burgundy coloured fondant too. To save time, I used a floral patchwork cutter to indent a pattern so I have an outline to follow fo...
This tutorial is the technique that I came up with that made it easier for me to make sure that I got straight even sides and a completely flat top every time I ganached a cake. The technique I came up with is kind of a mix of the upside down method that everyone knows about and the technique used by Faye Cahill where she uses two boards (one on top and one on bottom) to help ganache her cakes. My technique as I say is a mix of both and hopefully you find it helpful. There are many way...
This tutorial will show you how I go about ganaching all my cakes…..this is how I do it…there are plenty of other ways that work as well as other tutorials showing a similar method…I make no claim to inventing this technique, and am just showing you how I get the cakes I make to look like this!!! For a full tutorial with written instructions, please visit my facebook page and look under my photo albums.www.facebo...
I searched everywhere for a chocolate ganache recipe using Andes mints and really never found a good one. So, I made my own. It set up to a very nice consistency for me and hopefully it will for anyone else who tries it. I figured I’d go ahead and posted it so I won’t forget it and to help out anyone else looking for a mint ganache recipe :). Ingredients: 3 oz Unsweetened Chocolate (I used Bakers brand); chopped 12 oz Andes Mints (the candy, not the chips is what I used); c...
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