Changing White Bc To Chocolate.

Decorating By korkyo Updated 3 Oct 2008 , 11:54am by indydebi

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korkyo Posted 3 Oct 2008 , 10:56am
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I have a white buttercream formula that I like that is made in a 20 qt hobart.

I would like to convert it to chocolate but if I just add coco it makes it too dry. Is there a conversion of some sort...... maybe less powdered sugar per coco???

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chasebrad Posted 3 Oct 2008 , 11:27am
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I use the wilton buttercream recipe and when you make it chocolate you add the cocoa and then more liquid until it is the consistency you want.
For a small batch of icing - 1lb of sugar and 3/4 cup cocoa. Then it says to add 3 to 4 more teaspoons of liquid.
Not sure if this helps you since your batch is much larger... good luck!

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MadPhoeMom Posted 3 Oct 2008 , 11:28am
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here's what i do:
i make buttercream in a 5 QT. recipe is almost enough for two standard cakes (2 layer)
so i'm sure you have to adjust, but...

3T vegetable oil, mixed to a paste with a 1/4 c. high quality cocoa powder.....
THEN stir into the's a mild chocolate flavor, i'm sure you could add more....

hope that helped...

HEY, i live in Belton, too! Belton Texas

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indydebi Posted 3 Oct 2008 , 11:54am
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you can also add some hershey syrup with the cocoa to balance the dry.

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