Does anyone know if the Chocolate Frosting on the back of the Hershey's can is a crusting one and if I can pipe a shell border with it? I've never made this one and someone requested it. If it is too soft to pipe, is there a way to stiffen it for the border? Thanks!
Also, are there any ideas to create a faux leather texture on top of the icing besides ordering a mat as I won't have time to get one. Looking for regular household items that may work or a brand paper toweling that I could use for that texture.
Yes it does crust
hold back on a bit of the liquid if you want it stiffer but if it's too thin for you add cornstarch --
i don't know of anything specific for the leather texture but i have a piece of plastic tablecloth type tooled leather that has come in handy a time or two -- got it at hobby lobby years ago and i know they carried it for a long time -- still might
here's one type of leather texture mat.
Thanks for the info MBalaska and K8Memphis!
'welcome, sd3 -- i was at wal-mart and thought about you 'cause there was a placemat that woulda been perfect -- ha!
K8, That's too funny because I've been looking at the backside of placemats wherever I go! LOL I have to check Walmart here because I'm sure I could use one in the future. I ended up NOT icing the tops of the cupcakes as one uniform look like a cake because filling in between the gaps with icing then pulling them apart was going to be too messy for this group of guys. The client didn't want chocolate frosting all over them and her couch! So, instead I just dunked the tops in ganache, piped a shell border all the way around to make the football shape cohesive after I placed them on the board to look like a football. Then added the stitch lines in vanilla icing. Pretty simple actually. And..no mess according to the client. I just decorated all the rest of the cupcakes with a simple swirl then placed them around the football with Game Day picks in them. It looked like fans cheering. hahahaa
sounds perfect and delicious