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Old 08-27-2011, 05:31 PM   #1
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How to get chocolate frosting to look dark brown

Does anyone know how to get chocolate frosting to look dar?

The attached picture is a chocolate ganache, but it is whipped. When I whip or beat chocolate frosting or ganache, it gets lighter in color.

Are cupcake bakeries and bloggers using brown/black food coloring?

I also cannot locate black cocoa.

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Old 08-27-2011, 05:44 PM   #2
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Try adding a little instant espresso.
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Old 08-27-2011, 06:51 PM   #3
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Try adding a little instant espresso.
Thanks merstar, but I'd prefer to not add any caffeine
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Chocolate inherently has a lot of caffeine.
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I use a 70- 80 % bitter sweet chocolate, it's darker that milk chocolate and the icing always come out dark if I don't over whip it.
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I agree with Snip, I use a high quality semi-sweet or bittersweet chocolate when I want a smooth, dark and shiny ganache. Also, whip with a whisk, not a mixer.
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I agree with Snip, I use a high quality semi-sweet or bittersweet chocolate when I want a smooth, dark and shiny ganache. Also, whip with a whisk, not a mixer.
And high quality as you said, it gives a better glossy finish :)
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Chocolate inherently has a lot of caffeine.
Yes, I agree Silversage, which is why I'd prefer not to add even more
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I use a 70- 80 % bitter sweet chocolate, it's darker that milk chocolate and the icing always come out dark if I don't over whip it.
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I agree with Snip, I use a high quality semi-sweet or bittersweet chocolate when I want a smooth, dark and shiny ganache. Also, whip with a whisk, not a mixer.
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And high quality as you said, it gives a better glossy finish :)
Thanks everyone, I always use bittersweet chocolate, but not with a whisk, I'll try that tip!
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Pleasure ILC, hope you come right now :)
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