Question Chocolate Cake

Baking By babyjess Updated 12 Feb 2013 , 3:02am by babyjess

babyjess Posted 11 Feb 2013 , 9:41pm
post #1 of 10

What would be a good icing to decorate with on a chocolate cake ? Able to make a white color?

9 replies
Annabakescakes Posted 11 Feb 2013 , 10:03pm
post #2 of 10

AYes, of course you can make it white! Just don't get crumbs mixed in, and don't apply it too thinly.

There are hundreds of icing recipes on here, from cream cheese to crisco, to butter, to whip cream, to pure chemicals. Home made and pre purchased.

What sort are you looking for?

babyjess Posted 11 Feb 2013 , 10:15pm
post #3 of 10

ASomething that will go great with the chocolate cake and that will be great for piping.

Annabakescakes Posted 11 Feb 2013 , 10:39pm
post #4 of 10

AHmm... There are recipes that do it all, and taste vastly different. It all goes with chocolate! Lets see... Do you like grocery store cake icing? Or do you like it richer? Buttery-er? Do you want to smooth it with a paper towel or a hot spatula?

tawnyadee Posted 11 Feb 2013 , 11:25pm
post #5 of 10

My favorite icing to put on chocolate cake is white wedding. The combination of flavors is so yummy!

babyjess Posted 11 Feb 2013 , 11:30pm
post #6 of 10

AMore of the grocery store type.

babyjess Posted 11 Feb 2013 , 11:30pm
post #7 of 10

A

Original message sent by tawnyadee

My favorite icing to put on chocolate cake is white wedding. The combination of flavors is so yummy!

That sounds good. Could you provide the recipe ?

tawnyadee Posted 11 Feb 2013 , 11:41pm
post #8 of 10

I just use a basic buttercream and add almond extract to taste. 

Annabakescakes Posted 12 Feb 2013 , 12:13am
post #9 of 10

AGrocery store icing with a big improvement would be 1 cup butter (room temp) 1 cup vegetable shortening Whip those until light and fluffy, about 3-4 minutes Then add 1/4 milk Tablespoon clear vanilla Teaspoon clear butter flavor Half teaspoon (real) almond Mix until combined well then add 2 pounds powdered sugar Beat for 5-10 minutes until all light and fluffy. Scrape bowl often. If you're using a hand mixer, add a couple more tablespoons milk before mixing.

babyjess Posted 12 Feb 2013 , 3:02am
post #10 of 10

AThank you so much. I will be trying this tonight.

Quote by @%username% on %date%

%body%