Best Chocolate American Butter Cream Icing (Crusting) This chocolate butter cream is absolutely lush and has a nice, rich brown color. It crusts well, so you can use the Viva method to smooth it. It also pipes beautifully. By far my favorite recipe for chocolate ABC when it comes to taste. Recipe doubles and triples well! Ingredients 1 cup salted butter, softened (2 sticks) 6 to 8 ounces unsweetened, bittersweet, or semi-sweet chocolate (or any combination) 2 tablespoons clear ...
Ruffles are everywhere these days, and recently I had a bride want ruffles on her wedding cake. But not fondant ruffles – Oh no, she wanted butter cream ruffles. So I took a few hours to figure them out and I documented the process. Let’s start with an image of the technique, almost completed: Pretty, huh? The best part is, you only need 2 tips to accomplish this look! I have seen a rose tip used to make ruffles, but I have found that the Ateco Tip 070 is absolut...
This is a softly sweet filling made from mascarpone which is an Italian cheese made of cream and a citric acid base. Because of that, it enhances sweet flavors and pairs well with fresh fruit. This filling can be used to fill cakes or cupcakes, or even frost their exterior (if kept refrigerated). Ingredients 8 oz Mascarpone cheese (Chilled) 1/2 cup Chopped Fresh Strawberries (thawed/drained frozen strawberries may be used) 1/4 cup granulated sugar 1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice ...
I searched everywhere for a chocolate ganache recipe using Andes mints and really never found a good one. So, I made my own. It set up to a very nice consistency for me and hopefully it will for anyone else who tries it. I figured I’d go ahead and posted it so I won’t forget it and to help out anyone else looking for a mint ganache recipe :). Ingredients: 3 oz Unsweetened Chocolate (I used Bakers brand); chopped 12 oz Andes Mints (the candy, not the chips is what I used); c...
CAKE 1 1/2 cups sugar 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda 1/8 teaspoon salt 1 cup buttermilk 3 large eggs 2 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened 1 cup hot coffee FILLING AND FROSTING 1 1/4 pounds bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped 1 cup heavy cream 2 tablespoons light corn syrup 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened 1 tablespoon s...
This (to me) is the hardest part about making a cake, getting that great clean smooth finish. With this tutorial by Whisk Kid, they show you how to frost a cake the best way every, with a scraper. Getting a bowl scraper, metal one, or any kind of scraper is the best way (to me) on how to create that smooth finish. This step my step word and picture tutorial will help you create that great finish. http://www.whisk-kid.com/2011/02/how-to-frost-cake.html
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