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To be eating a bowl of chocolate butter icing!?

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Samoyedy Mon 09-May-16 15:13:10

I really fancied some butter icing so I made some, had some Coco powder too so threw that in. Now I'm sitting here eating it out of the bowl and I can almost feel my arteries clogging up. I'm just eating spoonfuls of butter FFS! Does anyone else do this!? It must be SO bad for you shock

KitKat1985 Mon 09-May-16 15:16:46

Oh I'd always have some 'leftover' butter icing which I'd happily chow down when making a cake more honestly, I make sure that there is leftover icing to lick at the end . I have to confess I've never purposefully made butter icing just to eat on it's own as a snack though.

ShelaghTurner Mon 09-May-16 15:52:21

YABtotallyU. I'd rather eat my own head than butter icing. There are so many more delicious things to eat if you fancy a pig out! Like the cake underneath it! grin

almostthirty Mon 09-May-16 15:54:16

I have blush but to make it less obvious, I spooned it is to rich tea biscuits !

almostthirty Mon 09-May-16 15:55:11

Onto not is to ! I'm just relieved I'm nor the only one!

Pinkheart5915 Mon 09-May-16 15:58:49

Not unreasonable. You go for it.
We've all done it haven't we?? Well I have a few times blush

Oysterbabe Mon 09-May-16 16:07:23

My old housemate at uni used to do this all the time grin
Please tell me it is actually butter at least not some kind of disgusting spread.

BillBrysonsBeard Mon 09-May-16 16:11:28

Wow! I was going to start this thread a few days ago! Feel slightly less weird now OP.. grin I had no chocolate in the house so made a bowl of chocolate buttercream icing and devoured until I felt sick. It reminded me of a character on a show I watch called 'The Middle' where the mum squirts icing into her mouth whenever she's feeling stressed grin

Nocabbageinmyeye Mon 09-May-16 16:13:22

almosthirty I was just coming on to say the same thing!!! Butter cream on biscuits is divine!!

AnotherTimeMaybe Mon 09-May-16 16:14:26

You mean you just put cocoa on butter?
I don't get it? How is that icing?

AnotherTimeMaybe Mon 09-May-16 16:15:41

Ah I think I get it, so you added sugar in the cocoa and butter? Did you melt the butter at least? Otherwise it's bit yukkeeeee

DoinItFine Mon 09-May-16 16:15:43


I presumed from the title it was at least "leftover".

I love that you made buttercream icing and no cake! 😂😂😂

Cake is bad for you though, so it was the healthier option.

UptownFunk00 Mon 09-May-16 16:16:37

YABU - just reading that is putting pounds on me!

CakeNinja Mon 09-May-16 16:20:32

Sounds good to me!
Chocolate ganache would also be good I reckon.
I like to make flapjacks with the DC and eat lots before it goes in the oven. It tastes nicer raw than cooked.

MiscellaneousAssortment Mon 09-May-16 16:20:50

AnotherTime it's a specific type of icing called 'buttercream', which is a popular cup cake icing, and the OP then added to cocoa powder to make 'chocolate butter icing'!

All perfectly standard recipes.

Less standard is eating it alone, but yuuummm, is definitely an idea I could get on board with, ignoring health and growing waistline!

ZaZathecat Mon 09-May-16 16:21:29

YABU you'll be sick!

Keletubbie Mon 09-May-16 16:21:36

Did you ever know that you're my hero?

And everything I would like to be?

readingrainbow Mon 09-May-16 16:23:16

Better than nutella, surely. But not by much. ;)

Flossiesmummy Mon 09-May-16 16:23:56

Go for it grin

LurcioAgain Mon 09-May-16 16:24:34

YABVVU The cake mix is far far nicer. (Damn you, OP, I may have to make a cake now just to lick out the bowl).

ILostItInTheEarlyNineties Mon 09-May-16 16:25:27

I looked it up for you.. 1/4 cup of butter icing is 265 calories, 15g fat. shock

On a positive note, if you manage a whole bowl, you'll probably never want to eat it again, so it could be some kind of aversion therapy.

whatever22 Mon 09-May-16 16:26:14

I confess to having made butter cream icing without anything to put it on before.... you're not alone.

(posters above who don't know what buttercream icing is - icing sugar beaten into butter or margarine sometimes with a little milk or flavouring like lemon juice)

AnotherTimeMaybe Mon 09-May-16 16:26:38

MiscellaneousAssortment ahh is that the buttercream? I have absolutely no clue what I'm eating half the time!!

OP add some peanut butter and some alcohol in it as well!

almostthirty Mon 09-May-16 16:28:30

I'm extremely disappointed. After reading this thread I went and had a rummage in the baking cupboard and... It was empty. Only career sugar and floursad not a great snack at all.

AcrossthePond55 Mon 09-May-16 16:50:13

If you are eating it with a spoon, YABU. If you are scooping it up with biscuits YANBU.

Eating icing with a spoon is gluttony. Scooping with biscuits is 'just having a taster'. As long as you don't get out an eating utensil, it doesn't count. <bangs gavel>

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