Taupe Colored Chocolate Buttercream?

Decorating By kristina67 Updated 16 Aug 2008 , 2:34pm by kristina67

kristina67 Posted 16 Aug 2008 , 12:27am
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Does anyone know how to achieve a taupe colored "chocolate" bc? I plan on using the Hershey's chocolate buttercream recipe...I think it's yummy icon_lol.gif However, the groom wants it taupe colored, isn't that like a tan? Any ideas?

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jsmith Posted 16 Aug 2008 , 4:12am
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I don't think you can have a taupe chocolate frosting. To make taupe, I add about 1/2 - 1 TBS cocoa powder. It won't really be a chocolate flavor though. I would suggest to him filling the cake with chocolate frosting and ice the outside with the regular buttercream.

clopin0 Posted 16 Aug 2008 , 5:35am
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Make your chocolate frosting and then add some Wilton White-White. It lightens any color of frosting. I've used it before to lighten chocolate frosting.

kristina67 Posted 16 Aug 2008 , 2:34pm
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jsmith, that's what I thought, "but the grocery store sells it" he told me. I think I will try the suggestion of adding wilton white white that clopin0 talked about. Thanks to both of you for your help.

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