Saturday, July 21, 2012

Chocolate Buttercream Babycakes

I was finally able to master chocolate buttercream icing!  I tossed the recipes I had that said to add chocolate chips, or bakers chocolate, etc.  Could never get those stable enough.  I made regular buttercream and just added cocoa powder.  Then let the mixer whip it for about 8 minutes. Perfection!  I have no real recipe for buttercream icing - my kitchen is so hot it is hit or miss with how much sugar I have to add. I start with a stick of butter, 1 cup of powdered sugar, and 1 tsp of vanilla and start whipping.  I add 1/2 cup powdered sugar at a time of until I reach desired consistency to be able to pipe. This time for every 1/2 cup of sugar I added, I also added a spoon of cocoa powder.

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