Adding Candy Canes/peppermints In Frosting

Decorating By ChrisPA Updated 23 Dec 2008 , 5:02pm by FromScratch

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ChrisPA Posted 23 Dec 2008 , 4:45pm
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Hello all, Happy Holidays!

My question is this: I am making a chocolate cake with vanilla buttercream (cheated and bought the premade 4 lb. Wilton tub) and will be putting Bob's Soft peppermint Sticks around the outside of the cake.

I want to implement a little peppermint taste into the cake but not sure how to do this with the premade icing. I was going to make a fine powder of the peppermint and incorporate it into the filling. Would this really work without making the frosting too bumpy? How about covering the cake with it?

Thanks all!

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Homemade-Goodies Posted 23 Dec 2008 , 4:51pm
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Of course, pieces of peppermint will add texture. I f you want to go for no bumps for sure, go with peppermint extract, or better yet, peppermint oil. That'll give you the flavor for sure!! Hope it works for you!!

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aligotmatt Posted 23 Dec 2008 , 4:52pm
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I put candy canes in the food processor, don't make it like a dust, a little bit chunky. Put your premade in a bowl - the amount you need for filling. Mix in a little bit of peppermint extract (it goes a long way!) and the crushed candy canes. They add a nice color and flavor to the filling.

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FromScratch Posted 23 Dec 2008 , 5:02pm
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I like the little bit of crunch they add, and if it sits for a while they sort of melt in anyway. I add some peppermint extract too.. like Alison said.. be careful.. a little will take you far. Potent stuff that peppermint extract is.. icon_lol.gif

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