Nutella icing

(9 Posts)
LakeFlyPie Thu 26-May-16 19:19:44

I want to make a hedgehog cake for DS' bday but don't like buttercream icing.
Could I just spread the cake with Nutella then liberally insert matchmaker spikes?

readingrainbow Thu 26-May-16 19:21:41

Nutella is basically icing anyway, so I don't see why not.

LakeFlyPie Fri 27-May-16 11:21:10

Thanks, will give it a go

sassolino Fri 27-May-16 11:25:57

Or try JimJams hazelnut chocolate spread, tastes much better. And has 83% less sugar.

PollyCazaletWannabe Fri 27-May-16 11:30:25

Or you could make a chocolate garage, just heat up a pot of double cream, take off heat and bung 200g choc in, then stir to melt it. Leave for about 2 hours and if will have a great consistency and be less sickly and less gloopy than Nutella. I would use milk choc for a kids' cake or maybe 100g plain, 100g milk.

PollyCazaletWannabe Fri 27-May-16 11:31:11

Chocolate garage!! grin
I meant of course GANACHE grin

HallowedMimic Fri 27-May-16 11:31:54

We normally use the Betty Crocker chocolate frosting tubs, they are dairy free.

Nutella can go runny in the heat.

LakeFlyPie Fri 27-May-16 12:51:34

Thanks all, think I'll go for 1/2 and 1/2 milk / dark chocolate garage grin

PollyCazaletWannabe Fri 27-May-16 12:57:15

grin

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