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Old 06-16-2013, 06:07 PM   #11
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You could also make some chocolate donuts.
That would be a way to use up any extra frosting.
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Old 06-16-2013, 09:58 PM   #12
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Mmm donuts. All I was thinking, use the extra to frost graham crackers.
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Old 06-16-2013, 11:13 PM   #13
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And just what is this "extra frosting" of which you speak? I can't recall ever having leftover frosting.
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Old 06-17-2013, 02:37 AM   #14
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i've had some cupcakes recently thst only had a dollop of icing on top, and they were delicious. it emphasized how good the cake part was without killing it with the usual cloying sweetness.

i'm thinking a cake should be the same in some kind of ratio.

5 cups seems like a lot of frosting, even 2 cups, depending upon the height of the cake.
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Old 06-17-2013, 05:56 AM   #15
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i've had some cupcakes recently thst only had a dollop of icing on top, and they were delicious. it emphasized how good the cake part was without killing it with the usual cloying sweetness.

i'm thinking a cake should be the same in some kind of ratio.

5 cups seems like a lot of frosting, even 2 cups, depending upon the height of the cake.
We used to have a restaurant in town that did a similar thing.

They would pipe a small frosting ornament on top of each serving of naked cake. The frosting was intensely flavored and the cake was moist, it was a killer combination with less fat and calories.

The servings were small and the prices were high, it always left you wanting just one more bite!
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Old 06-17-2013, 09:46 AM   #16
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i've had some cupcakes recently thst only had a dollop of icing on top, and they were delicious. it emphasized how good the cake part was without killing it with the usual cloying sweetness.

i'm thinking a cake should be the same in some kind of ratio.

5 cups seems like a lot of frosting, even 2 cups, depending upon the height of the cake.

This was the reason for my OP. How much frosting do I need for a 9x9 cake?

I don't want the frosting to be overpowering.

I like Alix's recipe for that reason.
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Old 08-17-2013, 05:26 PM   #17
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Make some ganache maybe or do you want the fluffier frosting?

2 oz butter
2.5 oz dark chocolate
2 oz corn syrup

Melt butter in microwavable cup, add in the chocolate and corn syrup, whisk til smooth and pour over cake while warm.
I used this recipe to top the quick and easy chocolate cake recipe I made. It is delicious and a snap to make!

Thanks, Alix.
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