What is Chocolate Icing?
Chocolate icing is used primarily as a topping and filling for cakes, cupcakes and cookies. This sweet and spreadable product is made primarily from fat, such as oil or butter and mixed with sugar and cocoa powder. Chocolate icing is smooth, creamy and very sweet with an earthy chocolate flavor. It is light or dark brown in color and should remain cold, to keep it from melting.
...Chocolate is made from fermented and dried cocoa beans. There are many steps involved in making chocolate. The final result is a firm product that melts easily with warmth and is varying shades of brown, due to the amount of cocoa in the chocolate. Milk chocolate is paler than bittersweet chocolate and has a higher sugar content. The flavor is sweet, nutty and has an earthy quality. It has a unique flavor, unlike any other.
...Heavy cream has a high fat content, giving it extra flavor and richness. The cream usually comes from cow's milk and generally floats to the top of milk, from which it can be skimmed. The cream is cream colored, or a pale golden color. The texture is thicker than milk with a flavor that is mild, rich and creamy. Heavy cream is used to make whipped cream and many desserts.