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Chocolate Glaze

What you need: 

2 tablespoons cocoa
1 tablespoon + 2 teaspoons water
1 tablespoon canola oil
1 tablespoon corn syrup
1 cup powdered sugar

What you do: 

1. Warm all ingredients (except the powdered sugar) in a small pot on the stove under low heat, until thoroughly mixed and warm.
2. Remove from the heat and add powdered sugar.
3. If you need to thicken it a bit more, add a little more powdered sugar. Pour glaze on cake or other dessert while still warm.

Preparation Time: 
10 minutes
Cooking Time: 
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SO HOW'D IT GO?

Hahaha, good point. I think I might use this idea for my boyfriend's upcoming graduation (I am not very good writing in icing, so this may make a prettier cake). :-)

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Thanks Blondie! Oh, one caveat if you do decorate a cake in this way - I wouldn't reccomend putting a candle on it and blowing it out :)

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Wow, what a fantastic idea! Thanks for sharing!

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Thanks, guys! The cake is from the Super Moist Chocolate Cake recipe on this website (very delicious!) and I replaced the water in the recipe with 3/4 cup of coffee and 1/4 cup hazelnut liqueur. When the cake was coooled, I doubled this glaze recipe (using coffee instead of water) and poured it over top. Once the glaze had cooled and hardened, I sifted cocoa powder over top. I did a google image search for heart stencils, and I found this really cute one on a website that sold supplies for decorating fingernails! haha. I enlarged it in a photo editing program, printed it out, cut it out, placed it on the cake and sifted powdered sugar over top. Ta-da!
I was worried that the design would melt into the glaze over night, but the glaze was sufficiently hardened that the design held up very well. (Also, if anyone is wondering what I think of the glaze - it's great! Very rich and fudgy, I love it).

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Katica, what a cute stencil!

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How did you do that design?!? It is beautiful!

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