Chocolate Frosting

Decorating By lyndim Updated 7 Feb 2015 , 8:13pm by lyndim

lyndim Posted 7 Feb 2015 , 6:28pm
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AThis is probably a silly question, but I'll ask anyways. I have some frozen vanilla American buttercream and was wondering if I can add some powdered cocoa to it. (Thawed of course) thanks!

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MimiFix Posted 7 Feb 2015 , 6:41pm
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That's exactly how I make chocolate buttercream. Thin your icing with some liquid (milk, water, etc.) and add cocoa to taste. You'll probably need more than you think is necessary. Enjoy the tasting! 

MimiFix Posted 7 Feb 2015 , 6:59pm
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Sort of, @Pastrybaglady. That recipe is denser than a whipped buttercream. It's made with melted butter and can't be whipped to hold air. Buttercream with part or all shortening can whip up nice and light.

MimiFix Posted 7 Feb 2015 , 7:01pm
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But I don't complain about butter (in anything). :wink: 

Jedi Knight Posted 7 Feb 2015 , 7:30pm
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AButter makes everything better.

lyndim Posted 7 Feb 2015 , 8:13pm
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AThanks! You guys are the best!

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