I made and colored some buttercream last night and popped it in the frig, I have it on the counter to get back to room temp, but even last night I was thinking the one bowl I added coco powder to felt heavy and thick, can I lighten it up by putting it into the mixer and adding some more liquid?
Is there something else I should try if I fine I have a hard time spreading it on the cake.
Yes, you can add more liquid if it's too thick to spread. It needs to be a creamy consistency for icing the cake.
yep, just a little liquid a few drops at a time. If it gets too thin, just add a little more powdered sugar too it, but again, just a little at a time.
thanks ladies... I had a devil of a time w/ the cake last night (some how I made fluffy batter and now the cake feels more like a angel food cake than a real cake.. ugh) so I am almost half prepared to have zero cake to give my son for his b-day... so I am stressing for the frosting.. I did not follow the frosting recipe to the T and I think I messed it up a bit too.. ugh..
I think the icing will be fine. As long as it tastes good is all that matters. Who knows? You might have created a great recipe that people will rave over! lol That's how new recipes are born.