Coffee Smbc...how Much Coffee Do I Add??

Decorating By chikie Updated 13 Mar 2009 , 5:11pm by chikie

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chikie Posted 13 Mar 2009 , 7:01am
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I want to make Coffe SMBC...I don't have access to a cake supply store for extracts. What kind of coffee should I add to it and how much??

Thanks!!!
Tiffany

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antonia74 Posted 13 Mar 2009 , 8:36am
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I use instant-dissolving coffee, making a thick syrup of it using about 3 parts coffee to one part boiling water. The amount you'll need depends on how much buttercream you're trying to flavour....you didn't mention the quantity you need?

For a 2lb. batch of buttercream, I'd generally use about 1/4 cup of coffee crystals to 1-1.5 tablespoons of water. I'd add a bit at a time to get the right flavour. You can always add more! thumbs_up.gif

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brincess_b Posted 13 Mar 2009 , 1:18pm
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ive found the instant esspresso stuff is better (well, stronger flavour for less of it) the regular instant too.
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HerBoudoir Posted 13 Mar 2009 , 3:24pm
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I vote for instant espresso powder, specifically Megalia D'Oro if you can find it. I basically do what Antonia - dissolve a couple tablespoons of espresso poweder in about half the quantity of warm cream or half and half (just warmed in the mic for a few seconds - does not need to be boiling), then add until the buttercream is the right flavor.

Btw - espresso buttercream + dark chocolate cake + a little whipped cream as a garnish = absolute HEAVEN.

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chikie Posted 13 Mar 2009 , 5:11pm
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Thank you so much!! Now I'm off to go find esspresso powder!

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