Am making this cake for my DD's birthday party next week.
The ingredients list for the chocolate buttercream say 500g butter, 750g icing sugar and 750g chocolate drops. That sounds like an awful lot of chocolate - do you think that could be a mistake? Does anybody have an alternative recipe for chocolate buttercream that I could compare to?
Don't want to spend all that money on chocolate only to find that I don't need anything like that much.
Grimma - the recipe says to melt the chocolate drops and then add them gradually to the beaten butter and icing sugar - I guess it's just the same as using block chocolate, but you don't have the faff of breaking it all up first.
I have used cocoa in the past, but I think if the recipe really does need that much chocolate, then it would impact the texture or quantity.
I'm quite an experienced baker and don't usually fret too much about getting the icing right. But I've got a severe case of performance anxiety this time round.......