This is my first time to make chocolate BC frosting and I was really disappointed. I needed 1-1/2 cups of cocoa powder so I used a little of the regular Herseys and then added the dark Herseys ( over half was dark). The consistancy of the frosting itself was really great but the color was kind of grayish not a really nice chocolate color. I see so many pictures on here with either light or dark chocolate frosting but either way, it is a nice rich color. Can anyone point me in the direction of a BC that has a good color to it, or did I do something wrong?
I use the recipe on the back of the regular Hershey's Cocoa container - it's delish and a nice brown color.
A REALLY nice chocolate bc can be acheived also with adding a some thick ganache... anymore that is how I acheive a very chocolatey looking AND tasty chocolate bc! HTH's
And have a wonderful day
I squirt in a bunch of hershey syrup ... don't ask how much .... "until it looks right!"
I use chocolate ganache as well - good quality chocolate melted with heavy cream.
Can't beat the flavor IMHO.
Thanks so much for the suggestions. Do you use use the syrup or ganache besides the cocoa powder or instead of it.
mine is in addition to.
What I do is I make the normal Wilton BC icing (I add a little almond to it though) then I use the powdered Nestle or Hersey cocoa powder. Of course you have to add more liquid to your BC b/c the powder makes it very thick. I just add powder until it gets as dark or light as I want it. I've had many people tell me this is the best chocolate icing they've had.
I've not tried the syrup yet...that's on my to do list.