For a coworker's son who is turning two! He asked for dogs and balloons and wanted chocolate and vanilla....so this is what I came up with.
My chocolate buttercream recipe (posting it mostly so I don't forget)...
1/2 cup hershey's cocoa
1/2 cup boiling water
2 sticks unsalted butter, room temp
1 stick salted butter, room temp
1/2 cup shortening
8 cups sifted powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
up to 1/2 cup cream
mix cocoa and water together and let cool. Cream together butter, then add sugar and cream until combined. add vanilla, cocoa mixture, salt and flour and mix until combined. Add cream gradually until your at the consistency you want.