Chocolate Icing - Dark In Color ?

Baking By jwiatrek Updated 26 Oct 2009 , 2:42am by TexasSugar

jwiatrek Posted 16 Oct 2009 , 3:14pm
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How do I make a chocolate icing that is dark in color? I have seen pictures but don't know which type of icing the individuals are using. It looks fudge-like. Does anyone have any good recipes?

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reenie Posted 16 Oct 2009 , 9:14pm
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Have you tried using the Dutch process cocoa powder? It usually is darker.

prterrell Posted 16 Oct 2009 , 10:07pm
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Are you sure you aren't looking at pics of cakes covered in chocolate fondant?

Kandy4283 Posted 16 Oct 2009 , 10:20pm
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this is one that i got from ladybug3! I love it! It was used on a autum themed cake in ladybug3 's pics and it looks great on the cake that it was used for and i got the recipe and tried it the other night and it turned out great! I am pretty sure you can add a little moer cocoa powder to get a darker look, it is worth a try! Good luck!

Choc BC

1/2 cup shortening
1 stick butter
3/4 cup cocoa powder
1 tsp. clear vanilla
4 cups sifted icing sugar
3-4 tbsp. milk

brincess_b Posted 17 Oct 2009 , 8:59am
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you can also just use bown food colour! or more cocoa/chocolate.

jwiatrek Posted 21 Oct 2009 , 2:42pm
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Originally Posted by prterrell

Are you sure you aren't looking at pics of cakes covered in chocolate fondant?

Positive. The pictures I am looking at have the frosting swirled on top of a cupcake. I think it might be chilled ganache, but not positive.

Michelle104 Posted 21 Oct 2009 , 6:05pm
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Candy...does that recipe crust??

TexasSugar Posted 26 Oct 2009 , 2:42am
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I use Hersey's Special Dark Cocoa when I want the deep chocolate taste and color.

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