Hello.. I have a quick question.. I have always made the Wilton Buttercream that I learned in Wilton class (Shortening, Water, Vanilla Extract & Conf. Sugar) If I want to make Chocolate Buttercream, do I just add some non sweeting Coco mix from herseys'?
Thank you so much
I add cocoa until it is the right taste and/or color, you will also need a little extra liquid, I use milk though not water.
thank you so much!!!
I had a feeling that was what I did, but I wasn't sure.. If I have a batch that is already made of white buttercream, do you think I could take a small bit in the mixer and add the coco? I just need enough for a 6 inch cake.
I use the Wilton buttercream icing recipe. It says to add 3/4 cup of the hershey's cocoa but I experimented with it and I like it better with just 1/2 cup. Its not as strong.
thanks so much.. Do you think I can add the coco podwer to a small batch of buttercream that is already made? i just made it 2 days ago and I just need enough for a 6 inch cake.. I thought I could put it back in the mixer.
Yes, that will be fine. Just add a few tablespoons of the cocoa powder at a time with a teaspoon or so of milk until you get the chocolate depth you want.
thank you, thank you!!
You can also use melted chocolate & add it to your white icing. If you icing tastes chocolatey enough but is not brown enough add brown icing color.
also, i love to sue chocolate milk instead of the regular stuff!