I am new to cake decorating & have to make a 50th anniversary cake for someone. They want chocolate buttercream but my recipe comes out to be a dark brown. My question is does anyone have a delicious recipe that comes out a light beige color. Or is it just impossible to do a chocolate buttercream light in color. BTW they do not want white chocolate.
I would really appreciate any suggestions.
Hi, most of the time I mix ganache into my normal buttercream. Its really nice. But its not baige colour. Its a bit darker than that.
i know from experience..if you stop it at a lighter color. you are missing the chocolate taste.. i,ve tried it with american b/c.. smbc... imbc, etc.. less chocolate. less chocolate taste...
You could try adding some of the Wilton White icing color to lighten it up a bit.
You could try Sugarshack's buttercream using International Delights White Chocolate Mocha coffee creamer. I also added 2 melted bars of ghirardelli white chocolate before adding the sugar. Then you could add just enough brown to get the shade you need.
Here is the link to her recipe. http://cakecentral.com/recipes/5313/sugarshacks-buttercream-icing
Duh - I just read they don't want white chocolate!
Thanks everyone for your responses. I guess I will have to try a few different things to see what I can come up with. I was thinking of using less cocoa powder & adding a chocolate oil or extract....looks like I better start experimenting.
When I make FMBC and use 6 oz of melted chocolate it is darker than beige, but it is a fairly light brown - but tastes very chocolatey to me! I have NEVER had dark brown BC.