I have been searching for a deep dark chocolate colored buttercream that crusts so i can use my viva. I came up with a recipe that tastes good, but the color is very light brown. I tried the hershey's syrup one, but my family didn't really like that one, and it didn't crust. Any tips would be helpful.
I've used these two:
They are both dark, but the last one (Jibbies) looks the darkest. It reminds me of dark suede. If you look at my pics the one called "chocolate roses" is Jibbies'. The one called "blue flower birthday" is the first one.
Just use your regular choc BC recipe and add a good squirt of Americolor chocolate brown. It never occurred to me to do that until I read it on CC!
When I want a dark chocolate frosting, I just use the "Hersheys Special Dark Chocolate" cocoa. It really makes a nice dark deep chocolate! Just use it to taste - in place of some of the powdered sugar - that is how I do it! (I use the snow white buttercream recipe from Wilton)
You don't have to use color - this one actually is dark, and delicious too!
I wanted a really dark brown chocolate frosting so I made chocolate buttercream that I like and then added Wilton brown coloring until it got to the shade I wanted. Worked great and I didn't have to try new recipes.
Great tips as I have given up trying to find a dark chocolate crusting BC where I can use the Viva method. Thanks - am going to try these recipes.
Sorry guys, I have had some computer and life issues. Thanks so much for you responses, I can't wait to test them out.