Chocolate Frosting Suggestion?

Decorating By IloveYorkies85 Updated 18 May 2008 , 10:57pm by jillcleary1026

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IloveYorkies85 Posted 18 May 2008 , 10:13pm
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I normally just frost in buttercream... but my boss is pregnant and wants yellow cake with chocolate frosting. I am doing a design on top with fondant accents... should I use chocolate buttercream? I've never made it, or should I choose a rich chocolate frosting? Any suggestions???

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HerBoudoir Posted 18 May 2008 , 10:19pm
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Add chocolate ganache to your regular buttercream....mmmmm.....

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ANicole Posted 18 May 2008 , 10:41pm
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I don't have a good chocolate decorator's icing, either. Right now, I only do chocolate in the whipped cream frosting, which is very soft, so I can't do flowers or anything with it.

Hopefully, someone will give us their secrets to a great chocolate frosting!


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becklynn Posted 18 May 2008 , 10:44pm
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There is a good one in recipes called "Chocolate Decorator's Buttercream" YUM! A couple of tips: I use 3 squares of chocolate instead of 2 and a double batch can ice a 2 layer 9" round with some leftover. Good luck!

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jillcleary1026 Posted 18 May 2008 , 10:57pm
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I just made chocolate icing today. I used the Buttercream dream recipe and added 3/4 cup of hersheys cocoa. Everyone keeps commenting on how it tastes like chocolate mousse. It as my first time making and using chocolate buttercream and I would recommend it to others.

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