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    Default Lazy chocolate icing help

    I have a heap of chocolate from Easter I'm keen to get rid of. I've just baked a cake (packet mix of course).

    I'm wondering if I can just melt it and add a bit of milk and tip it over the cake?

    I don't own any fancy mixers/beaters plus no icing sugar or cream in the fridge.

    As you can tell I'm not a baker - I cannot be bothered with wasting time and energy or mess it makes 😂

    So do you reckon it would work? Cake is just for dh, no family to show off to anyway

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    Not sure milk would work... but you could just tip the melted choc over it and it would harden again

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    Do you want to thin the chocolate out ? Is so copha will do that. Butter section in Coles or woolies. It's old school. You could dip chocolate in strawberries

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    Or... you could send it my way lol

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    Can't see that working. You'd need something fatty.
    Cream (which you said you don't have) would turn it into a ganache. Some sort of fairly-solid fat (like copha as mentioned, maybe even butter) might get you somewhere. Don't have any condensed milk by any chance? Equal quantities condensed milk & chocolate will get you a pretty reasonable fudge.

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    Default Lazy chocolate icing help

    Thanks girls.
    No idea here obviously.
    Well I've had to scrap the whole idea as the cake was a disaster and failed to rise. Could be due to the fact it was best before jan 2016 lol.

    As you can tell dh and I don't care for cakes or chocolates, just figured it was his birthday so dd1 insisted he needed a cake!

    God I hate baking. So much mess and nothing edible to show for it.
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    sounds like my baking efforts

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    You could make a rocky road with the left over Easter eggs. Super easy just melt down the chocolate and then throw in anything you have in the cupboard, marshmallows, nuts, coconut, etc and then set in the fridge. I've made it and if it works for me anyone can do it promise!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hopeful37 View Post
    You could make a rocky road with the left over Easter eggs. Super easy just melt down the chocolate and then throw in anything you have in the cupboard, marshmallows, nuts, coconut, etc and then set in the fridge. I've made it and if it works for me anyone can do it promise!
    This sounds like a good idea! Thanks!

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