I made a double batch of IMBC (one to use this past weekend & the other for another cake at the end of next week) and put it in the fridge for later use. I know that I can bring it to room temp & rewhip (w/ paddle of KA) before using it but can I add Kahlua to flavor it??
It's probably just me, but I have never had good luck reworking the IMBC with a new ingredient after it sat in the fridge overnight........so I don't recommend it as I have ruined a few batches of IMBC and that is time consuming/costly to make again.
I've also heard people talking about putting their IMBC in the refrigerator and I tried it the last time I was piping--as my bag got warm from my hand I put it in the fridge and switched with another from the fridge. I had to let that one warm for a few minutes before I could use it and the texture changed a bit--there seemed to be beads of moisture in it and when I squeezed it through the tube the icing came out alternately with beads of moisture, as though it had separated. I figure, had I removed it from the bag and rewhipped it it would have come together again, but that defeats the purpose--which is to have a moderately cool alternate bag to work with when the present starts to melt.
In addition, whenever I chill it overnight and reconstitute it it seems granier. So I try to decorate all right on the spot and then I can refrigerate the whole cake after the decorations are complete.
Still trying hard to master IMBC. I love it and the taste, I just have to figure out how to successfully work it.
I have made IMBC in the past and refrigerated it; then brought it to room temp & rewhipped it w/ paddle of KA....I guess my question is can I add Kahlua to IMBC?
No, I would not add it and have promised myself to do as Mmoonlight suggests, everything in one day.
Thanks for the input...
I have decided to use a Kahlua filling (that was given to me by pjaycakes ) w/ regular IMBC & choc. ganache.