Sand Color Buttercream.. Chocolate?! Or Mocha?

Baking By TheItalianBaker Updated 29 Mar 2014 , 1:00am by Sugarflowers

TheItalianBaker Posted 28 Mar 2014 , 2:05pm
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Hi! I have a bride who wants a chocolate cake, chocolate filling with chocolate or mocha frosting for the wedding cake.

But she also wants the frosting to be sand color! 


I think it would be easier with the mocha buttercream, so anyone has a light color recipe for that?

Or do you think I can add some white food color to light it up?


Thank you!

4 replies
AnnieCahill Posted 28 Mar 2014 , 2:11pm
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I'd add a bit of cocoa powder and see what you get.  You could also add a few tbs of coffee. 

craftycroissant Posted 28 Mar 2014 , 2:47pm
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Could you add white dye to lighten it up?

TheItalianBaker Posted 29 Mar 2014 , 12:40am
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Originally Posted by craftycroissant 

Could you add white dye to lighten it up?

I have no idea, it might work! im gonna try with a small batch! 

thanks both!

Sugarflowers Posted 29 Mar 2014 , 1:00am
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AI suggest a pale chocolate frosting with cinnamon to give it a sand look. Cinnamon tastes great with chocolate.

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