ok im forever asking questions first off how far in advance can u make up royal icing before its actual use like today is wednesday and i need it for friday would that be ok?
and then chocolate cake i am using box how can u doctor it to make it more chocolatey to me most box cake doesnt really taste of chocolate any help would be greatly appreciated
Yes...You can make royal icing up days in advance...You may need to stir liquid that pools back in or you may need to add some more water to thin it down...We were told in class to cover the container with plastic wrap and press it down onto the top layer of the royal and then seal with a cover.
We make our chocolate cake from scratch...We use powdered cocoa and hot water into the mixture...Another option would be to melt down candy coating or other chocolate and add that to the batter.
Paul & Peter
royal icing will keep for weeks, can't help with the box mix question as I bake from scratch. good luck
for my box cake mixes I either add in a few tablespoons of cocoa or add a box of chocolate pudding (just the dry mix) and add an extra egg! works great every time!
DH has a great fudge chocolate cake mix that is a very moist dark chocolate. Everyone loves it.
For your chocolate cake, add a few tablespoons of cocoa and replace ALL of the water with regular brewed coffee (cooled down). It will NOT taste at all like coffee, but the chocolate flavor will blow you away.