I am looking for a recipe (or even a cookbook recommendation) that would have recipes for true, deep colored chocolate frosting. When I try to make chocolate frosting, i.e. buttercream with cocoa or syrup or melted chocolate, it turns out looking light brown. I'm looking for something that almost looks the color of a dark chocolate candy bar.
Is it possible that I am just not making my frosting correctly? Would I be better off with something similiar to frosting and not frosting per say?
I need it to frost a chocolate, Easter-egg shaped cake. It has to be relatively easy to work, smooth, possibly pliable enough to squirt through a decorating bag. At the same time, it has to harden and be transportable.