Chocolate Buttercream

Baking By Tahleigh Updated 4 Jan 2010 , 11:16pm by JanH

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Tahleigh Posted 4 Jan 2010 , 9:49pm
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I make chocolate buttercream by adding cocoa to my buttercream- very yummy; however, after I smooth it & it sets, it gets dark splotchy areas in it. I mix it very well, so I'm not sure why this happens. I made an almost perfect cake w/it last week, but the dark lines/splotches basically ruined it. Any ideas, tips, solutions???

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_Jamie_ Posted 4 Jan 2010 , 9:50pm
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Are you using a shortening, or a crusting type of buttercream with powdered sugar?

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bashini Posted 4 Jan 2010 , 9:54pm
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Hi, I use ganache and mix it with my normal buttercream. However, it doesn't give a dark chocolate colour. But it smooths very easily and crusts verywell too. icon_smile.gif

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JanH Posted 4 Jan 2010 , 11:16pm
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..moving to Recipe Tips & Ideas. icon_smile.gif

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