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?
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.
i too do the same.. all d best.. if you have some new ideas plz share here..
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.
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
Here's a link to Toba Garrett's Chocolate b/c recipe: