Can One Colour Chocolate Buttercream Green To Make Grass?

Decorating By Jazzbythebay Updated 25 Sep 2012 , 3:31pm by BakingIrene

Jazzbythebay Posted 25 Sep 2012 , 11:27am
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Hi All,

I need to make a Jungle picnic cake soon. It is a chocolate cake layered with milk chocolate filling.

My question are - how do I make green grass to cover the cake in chocolate buttercream? . My thoughts are as follows:
a) Make green coloured buttercream icing with chocolate extract . Since it is an extract it will have some amount of coco, will this change the colour of the green icing?? I'm not sure - does anyone have any idea?
b) Make green coloured buttercream icing with melted white chocolate to retain the colour and give a chocolate flavour? Do u think this is a good idea or will the taste of white and milk chocolate clash taste-wise in the cake? Also, will thh grass retain it's shape (peaks) if I add melted white chocolate to it?
c)Make a normal vanilla flavoured green coloured buttercream icing and cover the chocolate cake which has a milk chocolate layer inside? Do u think this wud taste good?

Wud like some advise on what is the best option or if u have any other suggestions/ideas.....thanks

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Jazzbythebay Posted 25 Sep 2012 , 11:31am
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Sorry forgot to mention customer does not want fondant...therefore I have to work with Buttercream

fcakes Posted 25 Sep 2012 , 12:25pm
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I haven't used chocolate extract before, so not sure how that will work.

You can either use a white chocolate buttercream colored green or a vanilla buttercream colored green. Both should taste great with the flavor combo you want.

This recipe will work great for white chocolate buttercream - http://www.wilton.com/recipe/White-Chocolate-Buttercream-Icing and won't be sloppy or hard to pipe into grass.

BakingIrene Posted 25 Sep 2012 , 3:31pm
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One begins by NOT assuming that the cake covering icing will also be used for decorations.

Then one can proceed to make icing that is suitable for green grass on a cake covered with chocolate icing.

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