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What chocolate icing on a chocolate cake to use so that I can put glitter on it.

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TheSkiingGardener Fri 01-Jun-12 12:25:21

I want to ice my cake and then use golden glitter sand stuff to put the number 2 on top. What would be the best icing to use?

Also, what filling shall I use? Shall I go for cream or chocolate?

DrSeuss Fri 01-Jun-12 12:58:58

Equal parts melted choc and cream is good eg 4 oz choc to 4 floz cream


Chocolate butter cream?

Chocolate Philadelphia mixed with icing sugar?

Just chocolate?

That glitter sticks to anything and I mean anything so you might want to put newspaper down!

TheSkiingGardener Fri 01-Jun-12 13:08:10

Ah, thanks for the warning.

I suppose I'm looking for something that will be smooth and glossy.

DrSeuss Fri 01-Jun-12 13:20:27

Melted choc mixed with a knob of butter or marg to give gloss then. Not Scotblok!

wem Fri 01-Jun-12 14:08:38

There was a thread all about using ganache for a glossy finish...

here - starts off with random baking chat I think

TheSkiingGardener Fri 01-Jun-12 15:50:16

Ah, thats useful. Thank you wem

tb Sat 22-Sep-12 14:28:42

150g plain choc melted with 65g butter. Stir to mix, allow to cool and pour over cake. It forms a sort of peelable layer. You can also whisk it until sort of dark milk chocolate in colour and then trowel it on like frosting.

Depending on the size of your cake you may need to make double quantities.

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