Can I Pipe This Frosting?

Decorating By rr0704 Updated 30 Dec 2019 , 2:58pm by kakeladi

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rr0704 Posted 29 Dec 2019 , 3:54pm
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Hi All,

I am making a chocolate cake for New Year's, and want to pipe a border around the top of the cake.  However, the frosting is not buttercream, and I'm not sure if it will be the right consistency for piping (too soft? etc.).  I will paste the recipe below.  The mixture is refrigerated until firm and then whipped, but of course it will warm up as it sits.  Any opinions would be appreciated--this is my first time piping!  flushed  Thanks in advance!

  • 2-1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 3 oz. (6 Tbs.) unsalted butter
  • 1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise and seeds scraped out
  • 6 oz. bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 6 oz. (2 cups) natural unsweetened cocoa powder; more for decorating
  • 1/2 cup Lyle’s Golden Syrup
  • 1/4 tsp. kosher salt

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SandraSmiley Posted 29 Dec 2019 , 9:18pm
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Sorry, I don't know a thing about this type of frosting.

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kakeladi Posted 29 Dec 2019 , 10:15pm
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Neither do I really.   Y ou are probably going to have to experiment yourself.  Fill 2 bags, refrigerate them several hours; Use one while the other continues to chill, trading bags as you work.  Another trick some have3 used is to keep a cold cloth near so you can chill you hand as you work.  If you use 'plastic' bags wrap the cold cloth around the bag.  Hope those suggestions help some.

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kakeladi Posted 30 Dec 2019 , 2:58pm
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