mom2my3girlz Posted 28 Jan 2009 , 4:18pm
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I am new. I wanted to make choclate mousse filling. Can I just add cocoa powder to the buttercream? or is there another way. Which coco do you prefer?

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KHalstead Posted 28 Jan 2009 , 4:56pm
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the easiest and most delicious way I know is to either add chocolate hershey's syrup or powdered chocolate pudding mix to Rich's Bettercreme icing that comes in the 1 qt. containers, add the choc.. and then whip it to the desired freshness, it's fine left at room temp. for up to 5 days which is another plus when putting it in a cake!!

ddaigle Posted 28 Jan 2009 , 5:04pm
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Do a mousse search in the recipe (fillings). There are tons of recipes and options. Good luck

lindambc Posted 28 Jan 2009 , 5:07pm
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For most of my mousses I use pudding and a mixture of Pastry Pride ready to whip vanilla filling/frosting and heavy whipping cream. i have done it with chocolate, vanilla, cheesecake and banana puddings and they come out great!

FromScratch Posted 28 Jan 2009 , 5:25pm
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It depends on what you are looking for. If you want an actual chocolate mousse it's not hard to make.. just looks like a lot of steps.

stephaniescakenj Posted 28 Jan 2009 , 6:48pm
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I use a quick version... I whip up heavy cream and then added melted and cooled chocolate to it. I usually add whip cream stabilizer to it too and then keep it in the fridge.

jdelectables Posted 10 Feb 2009 , 3:04pm
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WB Whipped choc. ganache is excellent. It is like a chocolate mousse.

prterrell Posted 10 Feb 2009 , 3:15pm
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Combining chocolate with buttercream is NOT mousse, it's chocolate buttercream.

Real mousse is similar to what we Americans call pudding, although most mousses are lighter and firmer and richer (yes, all at the same time) than American puddings.

Traditionally, mousses are made with eggs, sugar, and flavoring, although many recipes also use heavy cream.

Here are my favorite mousse recipes:
http://www.epicurious.com/reci.....sse-107437 http://www.epicurious.com/reci.....d_to_box=y
http://www.foodnetwork.com/rec.....index.html

However, for cakes, I often just go with a whipped ganache. It is similar in taste and texture to mousse and much easier and faster to make.

__Jamie__ Posted 13 Feb 2009 , 7:09pm
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Originally Posted by prterrell

Combining chocolate with buttercream is NOT mousse, it's chocolate buttercream.

Real mousse is similar to what we Americans call pudding, although most mousses are lighter and firmer and richer (yes, all at the same time) than American puddings.

Traditionally, mousses are made with eggs, sugar, and flavoring, although many recipes also use heavy cream.

Here are my favorite mousse recipes:
http://www.epicurious.com/reci.....sse-107437 http://www.epicurious.com/reci.....d_to_box=y
http://www.foodnetwork.com/rec.....index.html

However, for cakes, I often just go with a whipped ganache. It is similar in taste and texture to mousse and much easier and faster to make.




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prterrell Posted 13 Feb 2009 , 7:49pm
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Originally Posted by Jamie85364

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Originally Posted by prterrell

Combining chocolate with buttercream is NOT mousse, it's chocolate buttercream.

Real mousse is similar to what we Americans call pudding, although most mousses are lighter and firmer and richer (yes, all at the same time) than American puddings.

Traditionally, mousses are made with eggs, sugar, and flavoring, although many recipes also use heavy cream.

Here are my favorite mousse recipes:
http://www.epicurious.com/reci.....sse-107437 http://www.epicurious.com/reci.....d_to_box=y
http://www.foodnetwork.com/rec.....index.html

However, for cakes, I often just go with a whipped ganache. It is similar in taste and texture to mousse and much easier and faster to make.



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PM me your email if you want the recipes and I'll send them to you.

sayhellojana Posted 16 Feb 2009 , 8:02am

For a chocolate "mousse"-like filling (I know it's not real mousse), I mix Frostin' Pride (similar to bettercream and pastry pride mentioned above) with melted bittersweet chocolate.

LadyMike Posted 16 Feb 2009 , 8:20am

My favorite is whipped ganache. YUM!!!!!!!!

CourtneysSweets Posted 16 Feb 2009 , 1:45pm

I made a ganache and actually didn't like the flavor. I took regular heavy cream and chocolate pudding mix and ta-da! Everyone loved it.

prterrell Posted 17 Feb 2009 , 12:43am
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I made a ganache and actually didn't like the flavor.


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It tastes like chocolate.

What kind of chocolate did you use?

If you used unsweetened chocolate, it would be bitter.

CourtneysSweets Posted 17 Feb 2009 , 1:55am
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Originally Posted by prterrell

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Originally Posted by CourtnChris

I made a ganache and actually didn't like the flavor.

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It tastes like chocolate.

What kind of chocolate did you use?

If you used unsweetened chocolate, it would be bitter.


I used semi-sweet. I was in a crunch and since I didn't like the flavor I did the pudding/mousse alternative.

sayhellojana Posted 17 Feb 2009 , 2:17am

courtnchris - I add about a tablespoon of corn syrup when I make ganache. Saw that on Good Eats. Its a teeny bit of extra sugar.

CourtneysSweets Posted 17 Feb 2009 , 3:50am
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Originally Posted by sayhellojana

courtnchris - I add about a tablespoon of corn syrup when I make ganache. Saw that on Good Eats. Its a teeny bit of extra sugar.


Oooh thanks for the tip!! icon_smile.gif I'm actually making chocolate cupcakes with mousse filling this weekend. I'll have to try that!!! icon_biggrin.gif

sayhellojana Posted 17 Feb 2009 , 4:07am

No worries. Keep in mind that ganache is not mousse, just another type of yummy chocolate filling

CourtneysSweets Posted 17 Feb 2009 , 4:20am
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Originally Posted by sayhellojana

No worries. Keep in mind that ganache is not mousse, just another type of yummy chocolate filling


Oh sorry I knew that but I cover my chocolate cake/cupcakes with Ganache. Didn't explain in post.

cookie_fun Posted 17 Feb 2009 , 4:20am

I make a chocolate mousse that I always get huge raves with:

1 pint Heavy whipping cream
1 pkg chocolate pudding
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 cup cold water

You whip up the whipping cream and keep it chilled. Combine the chocolate pudding with the sweetened condensed milk and the water until smooth and chill that for 20 min. Fold chocolate and whipping cream together and chill again. It makes a fantastic mousse. Very light, but rich with great flavor. The only thing is you will need to keep it refrigerated due to the whipping cream.

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