Double Layer Of Frosting?

Decorating By TheItalianBaker Updated 31 Mar 2014 , 11:25pm by TheItalianBaker

TheItalianBaker Posted 31 Mar 2014 , 2:17pm
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My bride REALLY wants chocolate frosting (when I say REALLY, I mean she emails me twice a day every day..) but the color of the cake must be a light sand color.

 

So I came up with this:

Im going to frost my cake with chocolate buttercream, brown of course, let it stay in the fridge overnight and then add a thin layer of buttercream, light sand color on top.

 

What do you think?

Anyone who made this and can share some advices?

 

 

thank you!

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morganchampagne Posted 31 Mar 2014 , 4:09pm
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AWhy not fondant

TheItalianBaker Posted 31 Mar 2014 , 4:37pm
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Original message sent by morganchampagne

Why not fondant

Not in their budget..

morganchampagne Posted 31 Mar 2014 , 5:06pm
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AI've done it with two different colors...but nothing as contrasting as chocolate and sand. I suppose it would be ok. Although personally, I would tell her to just accept chocolate filling, or up the budget. But I think it could be done the way you described!

denetteb Posted 31 Mar 2014 , 6:30pm
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won't the additional time and effort to do a smooth coat of chocolate and then a later smooth coat of sand color add enough to the price to come close to fondant?  Also, I just checked and LorAnns oils makes a chocolate flavor that might work.  http://shop.lorannoils.com/templates/group_ProductSelect.aspx?GroupGuid=111

TheItalianBaker Posted 31 Mar 2014 , 11:04pm
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AWell, i don't think I need a super smooth chocolate coat! It will take a lil bit more I know.. I just home it works!

denetteb Posted 31 Mar 2014 , 11:08pm
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If your chocolate isn't smooth then you will need a heavier layer of sand icing over it.  You could end up with really thick icing.

angelabws Posted 31 Mar 2014 , 11:17pm
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I would frost in chocolate ganache and then cover in fondant.  It will be so much easier then doing buttercream and two layers.

 

Either that or just do the chocolate in the middle of the layers and frost the whole thing in the sand buttercream.  That way she will have a nice thick layer of the chocolate and have the look and budget that she would like to stay in.

 

I personally think doing two layers of buttercream will be to much work and be worried about pulling the color through. 

 

Figure how much it is going to cost to make MMF over the cost of the buttercream, you might be at about the same price.  The little bit of money you will loose might be worth it in the long run to just do the fondant over the chocolate gananche. 

 

Can't wait to see pictures!

TheItalianBaker Posted 31 Mar 2014 , 11:25pm
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Original message sent by denetteb

If your chocolate isn't smooth then you will need a heavier layer of sand icing over it.  You could end up with really thick icing.

Good point! Tnx!

I think I'll try with a light moca butter real first, if it's still too dark I'll add another layer of plain buttercream.. Maybe it will work better for the lil contrast!

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