Chocolate Buttercream

Decorating By sugarinspired Updated 26 Oct 2007 , 6:15am by sugarinspired

sugarinspired Posted 26 Oct 2007 , 1:50am
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help i try making chocolate buttercream, but when i squeeze it on the cupcake at first it was beatiful than it started to sink. what did i do wrong and how can i fix it, aslo the color wasent as dark as i wanted it to be how can i make it darker? thank

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trombonekaren Posted 26 Oct 2007 , 3:05am
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It sounds like there might not be enough sugar in the icing, or it might be too warm.

sugarinspired Posted 26 Oct 2007 , 4:01am
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thanks i will try that

veronica970206 Posted 26 Oct 2007 , 4:18am
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Some people add brown coloring to there chocolate BC to give it a darker look. I am still trying to get mine to look like the tub of Wilton chocolate BC, its a nice shade!!!

cocobean Posted 26 Oct 2007 , 4:46am
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If your BC recipe calls for cocoa try using Hershey's Special Dark Cocoa. It's really great for a nice dark chocolate color. I use this ratio when making brownies - 6 T. cocoa to 2 T. melted shortening. I'm sure you could add it to your BC. You could double it if needed. I haven't had good luck with brown food color. Good luck to you!
Cocobean

sugarinspired Posted 26 Oct 2007 , 6:15am
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thanks everyone. so i try adding more cocoa. heres the result

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