Chocolate Buttercream Help!!!!!

Baking By SugarKissesCakery Updated 7 Dec 2010 , 11:59am by Sharonvdberg

SugarKissesCakery Posted 3 Dec 2010 , 1:40am
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I made chocolate buttercream today for the first time. It tastes fine but it is not a dark chocolate brown . . . more of a light brown. I've added almost two containers of brown coloring hoping to darken it up. I've also added more cocoa powder but it is still not dark enough. Anyone know how to achieve the rich, dark color I'm looking for? I'm afraid it will start to taste bad if I add more coloring.

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CWR41 Posted 3 Dec 2010 , 1:47am
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Black food coloring will help or Hershey's liquid chocolate (for chocolate milk).

KatsSuiteCakes Posted 3 Dec 2010 , 1:53am
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I've dealt with the same issue. I agree, that adding small amounts of black food color till you get the fudgy brown color you're looking for, is the way to go.

Loucinda Posted 3 Dec 2010 , 1:56am
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When you want a dark chocolate frosting, use the Hershey's Special Dark Chocolate cocoa...it makes it a much deeper brown.

sewsugarqueen Posted 3 Dec 2010 , 2:49am
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I use melted bittersweet chocolate like Bakers Chocolate squares with butter, icing sugar and milk or cream. It gets a fudgy brown colour and taste. Coco has nice taste but doesn't get as dark.

cheatize Posted 3 Dec 2010 , 4:06am
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I agree with Loucinda. I just made salt dough cookies and I wanted them gingerbread colored. The Hershey's Dark was too dark but the dutch processed was just right.

SugarKissesCakery Posted 3 Dec 2010 , 3:28pm
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Thanks for the help everyone. I'll try adding a little black. Next time I'll try the Hershey's Dark Cocoa instead. It is people like you that make me LOVE this site. So helpful icon_smile.gif

visionsofprisms Posted 3 Dec 2010 , 3:41pm
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The Dark brown I wanted one time, wasn't dark enough so I put it in an air tight container, left it out in the daylight and the color intensified.

Sharonvdberg Posted 7 Dec 2010 , 11:59am
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I love the chocolatey taste so I add LOTS of cocoa powder. Also a half tsp coffee improves the taste greatly, seems to complement the chocolate.

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