Frostings

Frostings

by Courtney Dial Whitmore, Courtney Whitmore
     
 

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40 recipes for decadent frostings, ganaches, and glazes

Whipped into a fluffy texture, drizzled for glazing, or creamed into a thick and sinful delight, frostings are an ideal finishing touch for cakes, s’mores, doughnuts and more! Author Courtney Dial Whitmore shares 40 recipes for traditional frosting favorites as well as exciting flavor combinations

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40 recipes for decadent frostings, ganaches, and glazes

Whipped into a fluffy texture, drizzled for glazing, or creamed into a thick and sinful delight, frostings are an ideal finishing touch for cakes, s’mores, doughnuts and more! Author Courtney Dial Whitmore shares 40 recipes for traditional frosting favorites as well as exciting flavor combinations such as Salted Caramel, Chai Vanilla Bean, and Champagne Buttercream. Get out your mixer, piping bags and frosting tips and whip up your own flavored frostings to add that perfect topping or filling to your favorite desserts.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781423631958
Publisher:
Smith, Gibbs Publisher
Publication date:
07/01/2013
Pages:
96
Sales rank:
252,531
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 9.12(h) x 0.67(d)
Age Range:
16 Years

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Rich Chocolate

1 cup unsalted butter

4 cups powdered sugar

1/4 cup dark cocoa powder

1/8 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

3 tablespoons heavy cream or milk

10 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped (70 percent cocoa or higher)

In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat butter for 2 minutes on medium speed. Adjust speed to low and add powdered sugar to butter 1 cup at a time until well incorporated. Add salt, vanilla extract, and heavy cream or milk. Melt chocolate in a double boiler or carefully in a microwave. Pour melted chocolate into frosting. Beat on medium for 3 minutes. Add additional powdered sugar or milk/cream until desired consistency is reached. For firmer frosting, add more powdered sugar (1/4 cup at a time). For looser frosting, add more milk or cream
(1 tablespoon at a time).

Tip: Prefer milk or dark chocolate? Trade out bittersweet for the chocolate of your choosing!

Meet the Author

Courtney Dial Witmore's expertise has been seen in HGTV.com, Pawsh Magazine, Nashville Lifestyles Magazine, Ladies Home Journal, AOL's DIY Life, Get Married Magazine, MarthaStewart.com, and more. In addition to designing everything from children's birthday celebrations to chic dinner parties, she is also a writer for several online food and lifestyle publications including SHE KNOWS, Hostess With the Mostess, and Tablespoon. She runs the popular website pizzazzerie.com and lives in Nashville, Tennessee.

With a love of entertaining and a background in marketing, Courtney Dial Whitmore has become a well-known stylist and blogger in the field of party design and entertaining. Her expertise has been seen in HGTV.com, Nashville Lifestyles Magazine, Ladies Home Journal, AOL's DIY Life, Get Married Magazine, MarthaStewart.com, and more.

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