ok, so I made a batch of chocolate icing and I don't know if I just have not put enough chocolate in, but it is a really really light colored chocolate. (smart me did not measure the chocolate )Any ideas on how to make it really dark. I am using the hersey powdered cocoa. so now that I have it mixed can I just add more of it to the icing? or will that not turn out. And/or should I put some type of coloring in the icing that will help me?
I am so lost. I have never made a chocolate buttercream and never for a wedding. So I am testing it on a friends birthday cake, and I really wanted to supprise her tomorrow with it.
I would add more cocoa powder and probably a little more liquid. I've made lots of chocolate buttercream and when it has enough cocoa, it doesn't need brown food coloring. If you can sift the cocoa powder before you put it in, that would be a good idea, so you don't get lumps in the frosting.
To be sure it blends, I would take a small portion of icing an add maybe 1/2 cup of cocoa and blend it well, then beat that into your icing.
My recipe for chocolate butter cream is 1 cup of fats (butter, marg,shortning) 1 pound powdered sugar, 3/4 - 1full cup cocoa and a vew tablespoons of milk.
i would melt 3 oz. of semi-sweet chocolate and add it to the icing. this should solve your problem.
thanks, I tried 3oz of semi-sweet chocolate. and it definately tastes better... but still really light. so in sugarshacks icing do you think that maybe I just need more than 3 oz?
I dont measure my cocoa either. I just dump in a bunch while the fats are creamng unitl it is super dark. yes it does lighten as u add the PS. I think you could just use more cocoa next time, and of course increase your liquid. I have heard of folks adding melted choc or hersheys syrup.
It will darken a abit after you ice the cake.
and yes u can add brown if you like the taste as it is. I have done that to make super dark brown. HTH
It will get darker as it sets as well....just fyi
I also use just a little brown to get it darker. I use melted choc squares I love the taste and the color.
you can add more choc, also you could use chocolate paste. if your happy with the flavour i would add some brown color paste to darken it.