I will have to try the swiss meringue too. It's almost half-term time and my friends will be popping in with their DCs and I always make some cakes, so may do the swiss for us and the cream cheese one for the DCs.
This white chocolate ganache from the Great Comic Relief Bake Off recipe booklet: 100g white chocolate, finley chopped 100ml whipping cream (i used double) Put choc in heatproof bowl. Heat cream until hot but not boiloing, then pour slowly over chocolate. Leave to stand for a couple of minutes, then stir gently until melted. smooth and glossy. Leave to cool and thicken before smoothing over the cake.
LittleAbruzzen Thank you. Yes, it is our nanny as in the person who cares for our children when we're at work My plan to finish off the leftovers were foiled by the fact that they polished the lot off yesterday... so it must have been good
ooh that nutella buttercream sounds divine. I made our nanny a birthday cake last night and only at the last minute realised I'd run out of butter to make buttercream, so I filled the cake with Nutella and whipped cream in the manner of a chocolatey victoria sponge. Heavenly!
Cream cheese frosting - I could eat it with a spoon. In fact, in my mind, cupcakes are merely vehicles for cream cheese frosting, justification for eating a couple of heaped tablespoons of the stuff in one go! I just use full fat cream cheese, butter, icing sugar and vanilla essence. It is divine spread on warm cinnamon rolls.