Chocolate Frosting

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

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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! 

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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.

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

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

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

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