Cady Posted 9 Jul 2005 , 12:43am
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Hi guys i read the recipes for chocolate frosting, can anyone give me a suggestion for one that is real creamy and will with stand a 2 1/2 hour drive in warm weather. It is for a family get together.

Thanks
Cady

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crp7 Posted 11 Jul 2005 , 3:29am
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I would think the basic buttercream made with crisco and cocoa or melted chocolate would hold up well.

Hopefully, some others here have some good suggestions.

Cindy

kimh Posted 11 Jul 2005 , 11:12am
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Sorry

charman Posted 11 Jul 2005 , 12:52pm
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I did the Wilton Buttercream Icing recipe and made it chocolate per their instructions. I did the cocoa powder, and if I were to ever try it again, I think I will use the melted chocolate route. The icing tasted good. My co-workers talked me into making my W Course 3 final tier cake in chocolate icing...picture in my photo gallery. Give it a shot...I think you would be please...Good luck.

Bubbles Posted 11 Jul 2005 , 1:10pm
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Charman - why do you think you would use the melted chocolate next time? Just wondering because I always use the cocoa.

charman Posted 11 Jul 2005 , 2:44pm
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Seemed like the powdered cocoa made it drier (the icing)...thought next time I would tried the melted (more smoother/liquidy), and see if it makes a difference. Until I do that...I can't really say for sure which would be better. The other thing is the night I was making this icing...it was very humid so I think that might have had something to do with my thought process of next time use the melted...might blend better, etc. I have learned that cake decorating is all about trial and error!

Calejo Posted 11 Jul 2005 , 5:59pm
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You could use a ganache/buttercream mix. 2 parts buttercream to 1 part ganache. Just be sure your buttercream is made of shortening.

Cady Posted 11 Jul 2005 , 9:34pm
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thanks for the tips i will be doing it tonight i think i will try the BC with melted chocolate..

Cady

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