Cocoa Piping Syrup

Preparation info

  • Makes

    3 tablespoons

    • Difficulty


Appears in

The Simple Art of Perfect Baking

By Flo Braker

Published 1984

  • About

Whatever design you pipe on the cake or petit fours, this mixture remains shiny even after refrigeration.


  • ¼ cup (25 grams) unsifted cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons S


Mix the ingredients together in a small mixing bowl to make a thick, smooth paste. Then place over another bowl half filled with hot tap water (120 degrees). Stir until the mixture heats to body temperature, but no more than 100 degrees. The heat from the water bath melts the cocoa butter in the cocoa powder, thinning the mixture and making it glossy.

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