12 ounces chocolate, chopped into very small pieces
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
In a small saucepan combine the corn syrup and heavy cream. Bring to a simmer and add the chocolate. Stir until smooth. Remove from the heat and add the vanilla extract.
16 ounces chocolate, chopped fine(bittersweet chunks to milk chocolate chips you pick! I prefer milk choc.)
16 ounces (2 cups) heavy cream
Place the chopped chocolate into a glass bowl. In another bowl heat the heavy cream in a quart-sized, microwavable container and microwave for 3 to 4 minutes on high, or until it just begins to simmer; be careful not to allow cream to boil over. Pour the cream over the chocolate and let stand for 2 minutes. Stir until chocolate mixture is smooth. Use as is for glazing. If you want to make a fluffy/lighter frosting, allow it to cool completely. Place the ganache mixture in the bowl of a stand mixer and whisk on high for 2 to 3 minutes.