sisita Posted 9 Aug 2007 , 8:12pm
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I want to do for this Saturday a Chocolate cake, covered with Chocolate fondant, and chocolate filling, but I need to put between the cake and the fondant some chocolate buttercream,.... Someone can help me with a recipe, a very good recipe.... Thanks

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jawalk Posted 9 Aug 2007 , 8:26pm
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The Chocolate Decorator's Buttercream in the recipe section is a good one. Yes, you will need to put chocolate (or other) icing on before you put on the fondant.

ShanonR Posted 9 Aug 2007 , 8:27pm
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I do regular buttercream then add 2/3 cup of powdered cocoa. Plus I add a good 1/3-1/2 cup of chocolate syrup. It's really yummy.

D77 Posted 9 Aug 2007 , 8:29pm
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I haven't tried this myself yet but I love the BCD:


Serves/Yields:
Prep. Time: 7-10 min
Cook Time:
Category: Frostings
Difficulty: Easy


I used my buttercream dream icing recipe to create a chocolate buttercream icing. I didn't like chocolate buttercream with cocoa added b/c of the grainy taste/texture. So I used chocolate candy melts and it tastes so much better than using cocoa.

1 stick butter (unsalted)
1 stick butter (salted)
1 cup shortening
2lb bag of confectioner's sugar
3 teaspoons of clear vanilla extract
5-6 tablespoons of milk (cold)
1lb bag of milk chocolate candy melts
Chocolate lorann oil

Cream butter and shortening. Add clear vanilla extract then add confectioner's sugar. Allow confectioner's sugar to blend well then add milk. For thinner consistency, add more than 6 tablespoons of milk.

After icing recipe is well blended, slowly add melted chocolate to the buttercream icing while your mixer is running. Then I usually add two caps of the chocolate lorann oil.

If mixture doesn't look brown enough or look like chocolate, add 1-2 drops of color paste. I used Americolor chocolate color paste.

OhMyGoodies Posted 9 Aug 2007 , 8:30pm
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Shanon that's basically what I do - the chocolate syrup... and mine needs more liquid to it as it is... so I think I'll start doing this! Thanks for that info icon_wink.gif

Also I use my basic butter cream recipe (see my profile then my recipes) and add 1/4-2/3 cup Hershey's Cocoa Powder to it... plus a little extra liquid and from now on I'm going to be using chocolate syrup lol

cookinmamma Posted 9 Aug 2007 , 8:30pm
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I used the Wilton chocolate buttercream recipe a few months ago for the "red and white wedding cake" in my pictures. I did add cherry kool-aid to it and red coloring, but the icing was delicious. It tasted like chocolate covered cherries.

Here is the recipe for the chocolate buttercream:

1/2 cup vegetable shortening

1/2 cup butter

1 tsp clear vanilla extract

1 lb sifted powdered sugar

2 TBSP milk

Then to make chocolate add:

3/4 cup cocoa powder for baking or 3 oz unsweetened chocolate squares for baking (melted)

additional 1-2 TBSP milk as needed

Hope that helps icon_wink.gif

ShanonR Posted 9 Aug 2007 , 8:34pm
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OhMyGoodies:

You really have to try it. I tried it just because it wasn't quite chocolatey enough for my taste. So I went to squirting the chocolate syrup and it worked really well. I figure there's no such thing as too much chocolate! icon_biggrin.gif

krysoco Posted 9 Aug 2007 , 8:34pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ShanonR

I do regular buttercream then add 2/3 cup of powdered cocoa. Plus I add a good 1/3-1/2 cup of chocolate syrup. It's really yummy.




This is what I use also.

OhMyGoodies Posted 9 Aug 2007 , 8:37pm
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Cookinmomma that's the same recipe I use icon_wink.gif

Shanon I am going to go get me some chocolate syrup tonight and try it with my next batch I'm making tonight icon_biggrin.gif

ShanonR Posted 9 Aug 2007 , 8:41pm

OhMyGoodies:

You might want to make that 2 batches. If you are anything like me then you'll be eating it by the spoonful. icon_wink.gif

awolf24 Posted 9 Aug 2007 , 8:42pm

I really like the chocolate syrup frosting recipe - it is nice and dark brown.

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake_recipe-2033-4-Chocolate-Syrup-Frosting.html

I don't even usually care for chocolate frosting (yeah, I know that is a little weird) but this one is good.

OhMyGoodies Posted 9 Aug 2007 , 8:44pm
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Originally Posted by ShanonR

OhMyGoodies:

You might want to make that 2 batches. If you are anything like me then you'll be eating it by the spoonful. icon_wink.gif




Man... we made a batch of regular chocolate bc the other night and I am the offical taste tester lol... of course! So I eat two spoonfulls and tell him it's great put it away. Then today I was craving chocolate so bad and need something to put some pep in me to keep me awake so I went and grabbed what was left... I could've killed him lol he barely left any in the bowl it was more or less just a darn tease lol. But I ate it lol two spoonfulls lol.

bobwonderbuns Posted 9 Aug 2007 , 8:47pm

The easiest way to make a chocolate buttercream (as I tell my students) is to add 1/2 to 3/4 Cup unsweetened cocoa powder to your favorite white buttercream recipe. Just make sure it's a good recipe and great chocolate and you should be just fine. Also remember that it will darken over time. Hope that helps some! icon_biggrin.gif

pinklady1356 Posted 9 Aug 2007 , 8:53pm

I ll have to tried that one day...



I love chocolate... icon_smile.gif

sisita Posted 9 Aug 2007 , 10:37pm

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOU TIME... I'LL TRAY MAYBE TWO OR THREE RECIPES TOMORROW FOR TESTING...

JanH Posted 10 Aug 2007 , 12:25am

Another vote for the chocolate syrup frosting. icon_smile.gif
Such simple ingredients - but so darn good.

Toba Garrett's Chocolate Buttercream:
(With ganache.)

http://tinyurl.com/3572sv
(Can use chocolate syrup for chocolate liqueur.)

HTH

newlywedws Posted 10 Aug 2007 , 2:16am

I make mine by using 1/2 cup butter, 3 cups confectioner sugar, 4 Tbsp cocoa, and 3-4 Tbsp milk...crusts beautifully!

GateauGirl Posted 10 Aug 2007 , 1:40pm

Folks who have tried the choc. syrup frosting recipe on this site, I don't know if / how you avoided disaster with this one! I always measure when making frosting from any recipe, and this one was no exception....but what a mess! I frosted a 9" cake with this stuff, and it NEVER crusted. Instead, it continually ran down the sides and I had to re-smooth it multiple times with a spatula, even after it had been in the fridge overnight. Definitely couldn't use Viva paper towels to get a nice, even surface on this one, either.

See the pics...I gave up on this cake I was going to deliver to a high school cast performing "Chicago". The "razzle-dazzle" text just wasn't, well, "dazzling" after it ran down the edges of this cake. No more choc. syrup frosting for me; I need something that definitely crusts!
LL

GateauGirl Posted 10 Aug 2007 , 1:41pm

Folks who have tried the choc. syrup frosting recipe on this site, I don't know if / how you avoided disaster with this one! I always measure when making frosting from any recipe, and this one was no exception....but what a mess! I frosted a 9" cake with this stuff, and it NEVER crusted. Instead, it continually ran down the sides and I had to re-smooth it multiple times with a spatula, even after it had been in the fridge overnight. Definitely couldn't use Viva paper towels to get a nice, even surface on this one, either.

See the pics...I gave up on this cake I was going to deliver to a high school cast performing "Chicago". The "razzle-dazzle" text just wasn't, well, "dazzling" after it ran down the edges of this cake. No more choc. syrup frosting for me; I need something that definitely crusts!
LL

Amy729 Posted 10 Aug 2007 , 1:55pm

I have tried the chocolate icing with chocolate syrup recipe listed here but my favorite is the Chocolate Fudge Buttercream Frosting here. I made both recipes and everyone chose the fudge buttercream. I also added a touch of popcorn salt (ultra fine). I am not a huge chocolate fan but that is really delicious!!!

keyshia Posted 10 Aug 2007 , 1:57pm

Okay, I know it seems a little "old school" but I really like the Wilton's chocolate buttercream icing. I guess I'm a creature of habit, it tastes great, everyone loves it...so why change is my thought. icon_smile.gif It crusts nicely.

GateauGirl Posted 10 Aug 2007 , 4:28pm

Cool...thanks for the replies...I will stick with the recipes you all recommended. No more droopy chocolate frosting, even if it does taste great! icon_smile.gif

OhMyGoodies Posted 10 Aug 2007 , 5:02pm

I just had hubby make regular butter cream last night along with a batch of chocolate butter cream.

For my chocolate butter cream we made regular butter cream recipe (submitted here) and then at the end added I think 1/3-1/2 cup Hershey's Cocoa and then 2/3 cup of Hershey's Chocolate Syrup. It is still thick and fantastic today! It's delicious! I haven't decorated with it yet but I can tell that it is going to be extra thick and need a little more thinning before using for some things. Right out of the fridge it's more like a truffle filling... thick yet smooth in the mouth and totally down right yummy!!!!

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