thread: Chocolate icing?

  1. #1
    Registered User

    Dec 2007
    Sunny Qld
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    Question Chocolate icing?

    Yup I'm dumb - how do you make it from scratch?

    I have cocoa and icing sugar... now where do I go from here?



    I need to cover up my dry crappy chocolate cake I made earlier - so thought I could have chocolate icing with sprinkles and it would be edible... lol

  2. #2
    Registered User

    Feb 2009
    On the couch.
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    You can either add a little water to icing sugar and cocoa or Butter works good, a bit more like ganache.... yuuuum...

  3. #3
    BellyBelly Member

    Oct 2007
    Ever so slowly going crazy...
    2,268

    Do you have cooking choc and some cream???

    About 80 g melted choc and 2 Tbs cream, mix together about 4 min.. makes a great choc ganache....

  4. #4
    Registered User

    Mar 2007
    Paradise
    4,473

    I do the cocoa powder, icing sugar and a bit of milk (milk that Em can have) and make it as thick as I can.

  5. #5
    Registered User

    Dec 2007
    Sunny Qld
    14,682

    Ahhh ok
    PB - nah no cream used here - doesn't agree with mummy's belly

    I'll try it with milk and see how I go.. wish me luck

  6. #6
    Registered User

    Oct 2003
    Forestville NSW
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    I do 1 cup icing sugar with 1/2 cup cocoa and butter/nuttlex. If that is too thick, I add a drop or two of water in it until it is the consistency I want.

  7. #7
    Registered User

    Dec 2007
    Sunny Qld
    14,682

    how much butter do you do christy?

  8. #8
    Registered User

    Sep 2008
    sydney
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    I do about 50 grams of butter and then mix in the icing sugar and cocoa. Bit by bit I add more icing sugar and a little boiled water until I get the amount and the consistency perfect. I taste as I go of course - just to be sure!

  9. #9
    Registered User

    Dec 2007
    Sunny Qld
    14,682

    Ok cool thanks - I'll have a go!!!

  10. #10
    Registered User

    Oct 2006
    229

    Or you could just use a jar of nutella....

  11. #11
    Registered User

    Dec 2007
    Sunny Qld
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    Gee that woulda been easier

    For some reason it came out really dark.. I added too much water so then had to add more icing sugar and cocoa.. and then had to keep on adding and adding and adding - I had HEAPS.. LOL

  12. #12
    Registered User

    Mar 2007
    Paradise
    4,473

    It would have been really dark because of the amount of cocoa. You can never have too much icing though