Would This Icing Work With Viva Method?

Decorating By KayMc Updated 13 May 2010 , 3:05pm by KayMc

KayMc Posted 13 May 2010 , 1:31am
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For years I have made a chocolate frosting recipe that I want to know if it would probably work with the Viva towel method for smoothing. First you melt butter in a sauce pan, and then add your cocoa. This turns into a thick paste that you cool to room temp. Once it's cooled, you add the powdered sugar and vanilla and milk or cream. It does crust. Do you think this cooked frosting recipe would work w/ the Viva towel method to smooth?

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KayMc Posted 13 May 2010 , 2:29am
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Anyone? I'm wondering if cooked frosting can be smoothed w/ the Viva. Thanks.

mamawrobin Posted 13 May 2010 , 4:40am
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The viva method only works with crusting buttercreams.

ceshell Posted 13 May 2010 , 6:26am
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You said it crusts, so as mamawrobin mentioned, it should work. The viva method isn't really about how the icing is made...it's just relevant whether or not the icing crusts.

KayMc Posted 13 May 2010 , 11:12am
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Thank you guys! I didn't know if the fact that it was cooked made a difference or not.

TexasSugar Posted 13 May 2010 , 2:49pm
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Being cooked shouldn't matter as long as the icing does crust over. If it doesn't crust over then the icing will stick to the paper towel and come off with it.

KayMc Posted 13 May 2010 , 3:05pm
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I'm so glad this seems to be a positive answer! I can use my favorite chocolate frosting recipe! Woo hoo!! icon_biggrin.gif

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