Chocolate Icing

Baking By CaKKes Updated 26 Mar 2010 , 8:32am by JanH

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CaKKes Posted 18 Mar 2010 , 1:09am
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I am in need of a chocolate icing that is easy to use for piping. The girl I am doing it for would prefer not to use buttercream but I have never piped with anything else. I am doing a basketweave cake. Any suggestions?

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retaunton Posted 18 Mar 2010 , 3:54am
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Whenever I needed a chocolate icing I just added dark cocoa powder to my buttercream recipe. Depending on what I needed to pipe I added extra water or milk (a little at a time) to get the consistency I need.

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johndavid Posted 18 Mar 2010 , 10:49am
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i too do the same.. all d best.. if you have some new ideas plz share here..

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sweettreat101 Posted 26 Mar 2010 , 7:53am
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Toba Garretts chocolate frosting recipe is the best. It is a combination of butter cream and ganache. If she doesn't want butter cream you could purchase a product called Bettercreme or Frostin Pride. They sell it in the bakery at Sams Club or a store called Smart and Final. Whips up like cream. You just have to be care and not over beat the frosting because it can get stiff really fast.

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sweettreat101 Posted 26 Mar 2010 , 7:56am
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Here is the recipe. I don't add the meringue powder though and it still works fine. 2 cups butter room temp 1/2 cup crisco 3 lbs powdered sugar 1 cup dutch cocoa ( Droste) 3 T meringue powder 1 t salt 5 oz chocolate liquer (opptional) 2 T milk 1 T pure vanilla 2 cups refrigerated Ganache

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JanH Posted 26 Mar 2010 , 8:32am
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Here's a link to Toba Garrett's Chocolate b/c recipe:

http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Chocolate-Buttercream-109248

HTH

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