Vanilla Buttercream Into Chocolate

Decorating By BRomero Updated 24 Jul 2015 , 4:16am by Jenny BakesAlot

BRomero Posted 22 Jul 2015 , 2:07pm
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Good day all. I have a bridal shower I need 150 cupcakes for. I have a bucket of vanilla buttercream but would like to make some of it chocolate. Can anyone help me with this? Last time I tried the frosting was bitter. I want to be able to transform it with a pleasant pure chocolate taste. Thanks in advance.

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Trinket90 Posted 22 Jul 2015 , 11:55pm
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You can put it in a mixer and drizzle in melted chocolate. If that thins it out too much you can add some sifted cocoa powder (just a little at a time), maybe mixed with some powdered sugar to cut the bitterness of the cocoa powder.

Magda_MI Posted 23 Jul 2015 , 2:56am
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I just add cocoa powder until I get the color I want, adding water as needed to keep it the right consistency.  Haven't had problems with it being bitter, but then I like dark chocolate myself.

kakeladi Posted 23 Jul 2015 , 4:33am
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Used UNsweetened cocoa powder, adding just a bit of HOT water to make a thick mud before adding that to your basic vanilla.  How much, of course will depend on how much vanilla you start with.  As MagdaMI said just keep adding enough until it tastes right and is the color you want.   I've never had it taste bitter but I also *love* dark chocolate :)

BRomero Posted 23 Jul 2015 , 9:28pm
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Thanks. I will give it a try. Wish me luck!!!

Jenny BakesAlot Posted 24 Jul 2015 , 4:16am
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I add 1/2 cup Hershey's cocoa plus 2 TBS half and half to 1 lb. of buttercream.  Everyone loves it.

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