How Do I Make Choc. Frosting Really Dark?

Decorating By neecerator Updated 20 Aug 2009 , 6:48pm by KristyCakes

neecerator Posted 20 Aug 2009 , 5:59pm
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Do I use brown food colouring? I would like a recipe that is fudgy and dark looking, not pasty light brown. Any suggestions? Thanks.

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not_a_desperate_housewife Posted 20 Aug 2009 , 6:11pm
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What about adding extra cocoa powder? It's worked with mine. Good luck!

OMGitsaLisa Posted 20 Aug 2009 , 6:12pm
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I'm certainly no expert, but are you using natural or dutch process cocoa? I know that dutch process is darker. I actually made some last night using the Hershey's special dark (it's a mix of dutch process and natural) and it came out pretty dark and fudgey looking. I used a lot, though.

PuffCake Posted 20 Aug 2009 , 6:16pm
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You might try Wilton's ready made chocolate icing in the one pound containers. I know it's not homemade, but it's a good stiff decorator icing that is a nice deep chocolate brown color and it tastes really good. Just try it! Otherwise, if you want to color your own I would go with Americolor chocolate brown soft gel.

l_m_mena Posted 20 Aug 2009 , 6:23pm
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I have tried using brown coloring, melted chocolate and natural cocoa powder and could never get it really deep brown. The thing that did the trick was Hershey's Special Dark cocoa powder. It was just what I was looking for. If you can find it, give it a try.

Good luck!

desserts Posted 20 Aug 2009 , 6:27pm
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I have not tried this but I have heard to add a some black icing color to it and it will get darker.

KristyCakes Posted 20 Aug 2009 , 6:48pm
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I get pretty dark with Baker's Unsweetened chocolate melted and added...

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