Can Melted Chocolate Be Added To Already Made Buttercream?

Baking By Connie1027 Updated 15 Sep 2011 , 9:33pm by Apti

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Connie1027 Posted 15 Sep 2011 , 8:59pm
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I have some leftover buttercream from a few days ago. I need a small amount of chocolate frosting. Can I melt a square or two of baker's chocolate and add it to the already made buttercream? I realize I may have to add additional powdered sugar.

Sorry if this has already been addressed. I had no luck using the Search function.


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lynn0621 Posted 15 Sep 2011 , 9:13pm
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I add melted chocolate to my SMBC all the time. I just melt it in the microwave. Let it cool but not harden and mix it into my SMBC.

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tcbalgord Posted 15 Sep 2011 , 9:26pm
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I add melted white choco all the time without cooling. I like that when I stick the cake in the cooler it becomes stiff and easier to smooth out.

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victoria7310 Posted 15 Sep 2011 , 9:28pm
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I do it all the time too, without cooling. I just stream it in slowly whilst mixing, so it doesn't melt the butter.

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Apti Posted 15 Sep 2011 , 9:33pm
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Yes. You can also add cocoa powder or chocolate syrup etc. Just watch your consistency. I slopped together a whole bunch of colored, left over buttercream, some milk, some cocoa powder, some melted Baker's Squares, some left over ice cream fudge topping and it made fabulous chocolate buttercream.

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