Re-building takes time and work. I am working to get farascakeshoppe back up and running, focusing on flowers, cakes and classes. These continue to be my passion, along with rearing butterflies and gardening.

I am still wondering why I am offering buttercream cakes. For me that is a backwards step, yet so many people seem to prefer it to ganache. I just don’t get it. There is no comparison between butter cream (which is really margarine cream) and good quality ganache. None. There are health benefits to chocolate, none to eating that amount of sugar.

People need to become aware of what is being offered, especially when it’s margarine and icing sugar. No, no, no.

Let me ask you something- Would you spread Cookeen on bread and eat it?  No, you would not. So why are you using magarine? Next time you go to the grocery, check the Cookeen label, it’s now labelled as “magarine” not “shortening”. I noticed this a few years ago. So the way I see it, all they did was to add some colour to what we know as shortening.

So back to my decision on ganache. I prefer it to buttercream. Now, it’s up to you to give it a try.

Be adventurous!!! Expand your palate.