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Old 01-20-2008, 05:11 AM   #1
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Question Would like to make cherry frosting

Ok, I'm wondering if I can take a basic buttercream recipe, add some cherry chips to it and come up with a light icing. I have a vanilla cake that I've been wanting to make and was thinking that would be a really nice light frosting since it will be two 9" pans.

Can anyone possibly help me out?

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Old 01-20-2008, 05:19 AM   #2
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I think, IMHO, that you would just end up with buttercream frosting full of cherry chips. Which, if you made a vanilla buttercream might not be that bad.
but, I think I would go with a basic boiled frosting so you could melt the cherry chips into it and get a cherry frosting that way.
Or, the reverse is to make the cake with the cherry chips in it and just use a vanilla buttercream frosting to top it, or half and half with half the chips in the cake and half of them melted into a boiled frosting.
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Old 01-20-2008, 07:26 AM   #3
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what I was going to do was melt the chips into the buttercream and add them in. I forgot to add that.. my mistake.

If they can't be melted first then added into the butter cream icing I'll have to do up a different icing all together then which is no problem, I was just curious since that is what I had planned. I appreciate your help. Thanks.
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What about the syrup from maraschino cherries? It's not exactly genuine cherry flavor, but it might be easier to mix into the frosting.
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Old 01-20-2008, 08:03 AM   #5
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what about cherry flavoring. I think you can get it wherever they sell cake decorating and I have seen it in some grociery store.
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Would using real, live, honest-to-goodness cherries be out of the question? I believe they're still available in the supermarket, in California anyway.
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Old 01-20-2008, 12:12 PM   #7
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The cherry chips might make a pretty decoration on the buttercream if the melting doesn't work. I would test a little batch with the melted chips. Or melt the cherry chips and drizzle on top of the icing you usually make. I hope you tell us how it worked out.
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