I have been converted and use only indydebis buttercream but I need a chocolate crusting buttercream. Does any one have a modification to her icing to make a chocolate batch!?[/list]
Have you tried the chocolate syrup frosting recipe? It's DELICIOUS!
Does it crust? I need it for under fondant.
I melt 6 squares of unsweetened bakers chocolate let them cool a bit and then add them to her regular recipe. It will sometimes thicken it so you may have to add more liquid, in which case I either add chocolate milk or coffee. It is fantastic and it crusts just like her regular.
This is a delicious chocolate BC recipe and it crusts really really well!!
Worked great!! 6 squares melted and cooled and a little coffee to thin it out. The color was light but tastes GREAT! Thanks!
I have read some who add 8 squares, but I prefer the taste with 6. You could use coffee for all the liquid next time and that would make it a little darker. I actually like that it is a little lighter on a chocolate cake because there is a little color contrast between the cake and the icing then.
Adding Chocolate spread or cocoa also works very well with indydebis!
What is crusting?Would you use a different buttercream mix to crust to that of to top a cupcake with?
crusting buttercream has a sort of soft crust it forms, some buttercream recipes crust and some don't. The one I use (Indydebi's) does and I use it for cakes and cupcakes. It all depends on your preferences. Whether it crusts or not, is I believe, determined by the ratio of fat to sugar.
Thanks for posting recipe Sumerae, IndyDeb's is my go to buttercream, but I've been looking to try another recipe.