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I’ve expressed my inability to frost cakes and I even came up with a hack that makes it possible for me to “frost a cake” – the hack got me going and I’ve been wanting to come up with more frosted cake ideas, so today I have a painted watermelong ganache doughnut…you see that? Every time I spell watermelon, it comes out watermelong. Every. Time. Anyways, watermelon ganache doughnut, it requires a dip into ganache and painted fun!
Watermelon Ganache Doughnut
Unfrosted cake doughnut
Food airbrush paints
Food safe paint brushes (wash these before you use them)
11.5 ounces white chocolate chips (the kind made with cocoa butter work really well)
2 T Cream or half and half (if you have one or the other use it)
In a double boiler melt the white chocolate chips, once melted mix in 2 tablespoons of cream or half and half…my mix was looking like melted mozzarella, oil and all, but keep mixing and it will combine and become smooth. Gently dip your doughnuts one by one, into the ganache and allow to set on a wire rack or parchment paper. The doughnut hole may fill up with ganache, you can scoop it out or leave it…if I’d thought about it I would have left it in mine!
With the food airbrush paints, paint around the edge of the ganache with the green with the medium wide brush. Mix the pink and red at a ratio of 1:1 to get that watermelony color (I meant to add the y). With the widest brush fill in the the rest of the ganache with the pink/red food paint. Allow the paints to dry for about an hour and then add seeds with the purple food paint. If you want to add additional coats of anything, let the doughnut dry for about an hour or it will ruin the paint and ganache surface.
Use your watermelon doughnuts at a party for decor and dessert! Now if you decide to make a spare doughnut with extra ganache, I won’t tell anyone.
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