Here at the Ganache Macaron bakery, we are used to getting all kinds of bespoke requests for different colours, flavours, shapes and sizes of macarons. However, when we recently received a request for 300 hand-painted, emoji-inspired macarons, for delivery in less than one week's time, some of the team pulled some faces like this: 😱😮 😱😮.
Although the task ahead seemed daunting, we set our minds and efforts to creating the perfect corporate gifts for our client. In the end, the bakery team knocked it out of the park and with a little help from our marketing department (with hand-painting), we were able to create these winking-smiling-kissing macarons! 😊😉😍😘😚
Our client was so pleased with the result, that they have now requested a second order of these tasty smileys. It just goes to show, that no matter how difficult something may seem, if you put enough time and effort into it anything can be achieved. Whether your bespoke macaron request is large or small, feel free to get in touch with us and we will do our best to help you out.
The simple answer for why our company is called ganache is that many of our macarons are filled with ganache; a delicious and versatile mixture of chocolate (white, milk or dark) and cream. Pretty imaginative, right? Well, apart from the simple explanation there is so much more to the story or ganache and Ganache Macaron.
Ganache is basically an all purpose filling or topping that is used for a wide range of delicious desserts. Change the ratio of chocolate to cream and you have a whole new texture, which makes ganache perfect for all different types of chocolatey treats. You have probably had it in chocolate truffles (see Jamie Oliver's truffle recipe), as the glazing on a cake or brownie (see Martha Stewart's glaze recipe) or even as a mousse filling (see recipes from The Guardian).
History of Ganache
Due to its wide range of uses, it is no surprise that the origins of Ganache are disputed. Some attribute the invention of ganache to Italy or Switzerland because of it's relationship to the chocolate truffle; however, our favourite story is that of ganache's French/British origins. This is how it goes...
Our founder and head chef, Audrey, was asked to make an appearance on A Different Kind of Woman, for Sky TV My Channel. Audrey featured on the Sibling Rivalry episode, where she taught sisters, Gemma, Melissa and Sherene to bake lovely French macarons. Check out our fun Private Macaron Baking Class with the DKW ladies, in the video below, from 16:01 to 19:43.
Our Macaron Baking Classes are a fun and memorable activity for siblings, friends, partners or anyone you love spending time with. We have created a fantastic learning environment where students feel relaxed and at ease, while receiving top notch instruction from our highly knowledgeable head chefs, Paul and Audrey.
To book your own Private Macaron Baking Class, or to book a place in one of our Group Macaron Baking Classes please get in touch with us on: firstname.lastname@example.org
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