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Old 08-01-2009, 10:38 PM   #1
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Unhappy Frosting help, please!

I made a lovely three layer chocolate cake, and the frosting recipe I used is called "Mrs. Millman's Chocolate Frosting" From the MSL website. It's basically semi-sweet morsels, cream, and a bit of Karo. You're supposed to refrigerate it and stir every 15 minutes for two hours till it's ready to apply.

Here's the rub: I might not have been religious about stirring every 15 minutes, but I have been stirring. It's been four hours, and it really looks way too soft to hold its shape on a cake. I'm not sure what to do next. Freeze? beat a bit and see if it stiffens? Add some magic ingredient to make it solidify? I need to have this cake done before I leave for church tomorrow morning.
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Old 08-01-2009, 10:43 PM   #2
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Um...how about beating in some icing sugar to make it stiffer?
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Old 08-01-2009, 10:47 PM   #3
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or, melt some more chocolate chips and stir in
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I thought about that, and wondered whether or not that would make it too sweet, but I don't see any other alternative.....
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or, melt some more chocolate chips and stir in
Hmmmm....... Maybe that, too!

Well, back to the stove!
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Sweet shmeet. Its FROSTING! I think as long as it holds up it doesn't matter how sweet it is. Folks will love it.
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Sweet shmeet. Its FROSTING! I think as long as it holds up it doesn't matter how sweet it is. Folks will love it.
LOL!!! IS there such a thing? The cake is dark choco, it might even be better!
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HAH!!!!!
I could've slopped it on with a trowel! Muahahahaha! I did a little bit of both: A bit more melted chocolate, and some icing sugar. It's got that chinky, swoopy consistency, and it looks yummy.

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Hey...take a picture! It sounds fabulous.
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