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World’s Best Chocolate Buttercream Recipe

Oh my, what a relief to be able to blog about normal cake stuff again! Passover just seemed so long this year. Maybe because I had to make my kitchen kosher for Passover like a week ahead of time. Chametz, I missed you! NEVER LEAVE! Chocolate lovers gather round! I have for you a super light, silky, not-too-sweet chocolate confection for you that I may or may not have snuck a spoonful into my mouth once or twice. This buttercream will make all your wildest dreams come true. Well, let’s just say it’s really good. I brought it to this women’s thing, and there were many who commented that they just wanted a bag of this frosting by itself. I can’t blame them. I want a bag of this stuff right now too. WORLD’S BEST CHOCOLATE BUTTERCREAM (adapted from Baby Cakes by Rachel) Ingredients: 1 1/4 cups sugar 5 large egg whites 4 sticks (or 1 pound) unsalted butter, softened 1 teaspoons pure vanilla extract 6 oz of bittersweet chocolate (or bittersweet chocolate chips) 2 …

I Love Frosting Like a Fat Kid Loves… Well, You Know

Frosting Techniques.  Well, you know I’ve been practicing my little heart out for months and I believe I got it down!  Little homemade tutorial for y’all: 1.  Dirty Icing.  Ok, here’s a good trick.  ALWAYS MAKE THE ACTUAL CAKE PART THE DAY BEFORE.  Put it in the freezer.  The next day it’s perfect for dirty icing.  Take your bottom layer, and put about a 1/2 cup of frosting on there, spread around to the edges. Put your layer pieces on top, in this case, strawberries. Cover up your layer pieces with another 1/2 cup of frosting, then put the top layer over it. Put another 1/2 cup of frosting on top of the top layer, spread to the sides, and fill in the middle gap.  Keep going all around your cake until that gap is filled and you have a complete cylinder. Here’s another trick:  After dirty icing, put the cake in the refrigerator for a half hour. 2.  Frosting the cake.  Color the frosting with food coloring that you would like for the top …