I just made the Wilton High Humidity buttercream recipe and added melted chocolate to it. However, it's not the dark color I was hoping for ... I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions or recipes to share for a pirate ship cake with chocolate buttercream -- want it to look dark, not light brown. Thanks!
What about adding brown food coloring? Try Americolor chocolate brown. It is great.
Just add some brown to it.
Thanks for the feedback. Would it have made a difference if I used more than 2 bars of melted unsweetened, or no? If not, I will definitely add some brown as you both suggested.
I ran into that same problem when I needed dark brown and adding brown color didn't help so I had to add dark cocoa powder.
Makes sense! I will use this for my crumb coat and then make with dark cocoa powder for the final frosting. Thanks!
BTW, I plan to freeze this cake with a crumb coat and then refrost next Friday after I thaw. I've read you should thaw with wrapping in the refrigerator first? Any suggestions ... I'm going to recoat with buttercream (this is for my son's "pirate ship cake")
Your welcome! When I thaw my cakes I usually just put them on my countertop and let it get to room temp. You do need to leave it wrapped while thawing.
Is it carved already? I would carve it before it's de thaws if you don't have that part done. It's always easier to carve when it's frozen. I don't keep mine wrapped but I hear plenty of people that do. I guess it's about choice. I would let it de thaw all the way before frosting it so it doesn't sweat after you frost it.
I'm actually in the process of freezing the cakes for about an hour before I start to carve. I was going to carve and then crumb coat, then wrap and put in freezer. Next Friday I was going to defrost and then put the final frosting coat/decorations on it so it would be ready for party on Saturday. I will definitely make sure I thaw it and may need to take it out on Thursday afternoon to prepare for Saturday party?