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Ganache 101

Like so many of the other delicious things I blog about, ganache is French in origin. In French, the word ganache can refer to a luscious glaze made from cream and chocolate OR it can refer to someone who is stupid or without talent (I’m not lying- the dictionary says so.)  Luckily this post is about the chocolatey version of ganache (not stupid, talentless people.)

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Cream Cheese Icing

This is probably my favourite icing in the entire world. I could eat this stuff with a spoon…


1 brick cream cheese, softened (250 g)
½ cup butter, softened (113 g)
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 cups icing sugar (260 g)


Cream together softened cream cheese, butter, and vanilla.

Slowly mix in icing sugar, adding more or less to desired sweetness.

Allow to harden up a bit in the fridge before icing cakes/cupcakes.


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Royal Icing

As promised, here is the royal icing recipe (+ mini decorating tutorial) you can use to decorate rolled cookies. There are two alternatives for this recipe: you can use liquid pasteurized egg whites or meringue powder. I’ve had success with both.

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