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Decorating with cream cheese frosting

post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 
I tried to post this in the How Do I section, but I kept getting an error message...

I'm baking the Red Velvet cake today and I understand it's common to use a white icing or cream cheese frosting. I do have a regular cream cheese frosting recipe, but I've never tried any 'fancy' decorating with it before.

For practice I wanted to work on my borders and flowers - so I was wondering if there is a particular favorite recipe for cream cheese that you can also pipe with. If not, I'll just ice the cake and do the borders in bc.

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post #2 of 16
Galaglow,

I love creamcheese icing!! YUMMY! But for me here in La. I can't use it to decorate the borders & all with because it gets soft so easy. It it doesn't soften up for you then I would say use it. The more you stir it it will get softer. So I would just use BC like you said.
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post #3 of 16
I have a crusting cream cheese recipe that I got on a forum. That kind should hold up beter for decorating although I've never tried it. Let me know if you want it.
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post #4 of 16
OH, I forgot about that peacock!! That is right! I used it once & loved it!
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post #5 of 16
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Hi Peacock! Yes, if you don't mind I'd love to have it - shall I PM you my email, or would you like to post it instead? I like your avatar, by the way! icon_smile.gif
post #6 of 16
Ok here is the recipe:

CRUSTING CREAM CHEESE ICING

1 cup butter, softened     
1/2 cup solid vegetable shortening
1 pound cream cheese, softened       
1 tablespoon clear vanilla extract
3 1/2 pounds sifted confectioner's sugar     
1/2 teaspoon salt


Cream butter, shortening, cream cheese and extracts. Gradually add confectioner's sugar and salt. Beat on low speed until nice and creamy. If you want whiter icing, try to use butter without dyes available at most health food stores.

This recipe is for a stiff consistency. For a thinner consistency, use 3 pounds of powdered sugar instead.

If you want a very smooth cake, let the cake sit for 15 minutes after icing. Then smooth with the non-printed side of a Viva paper towel.



Again, I can't take credit for this recipe it was sent to me by someone on this or the wilton forum. Lisa got me the avatar. I just love it!
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post #7 of 16
Thread Starter 
Thanks Peacock! I'm off to try it now!! I'm making it as a surprise for my DH who's been away for several weeks, so I hope he likes it icon_smile.gif
post #8 of 16
Good luck..let me know how it turns out!
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post #9 of 16
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Hi! Just wanted to thank you again Peacock for the recipe. It turned out pretty good and was not bad to pipe with either. My leaves never looked so good! Was good for the border too, but not so hot trying to do flowers, they wouldn't stand up, but I consider it a success! icon_biggrin.gif Can't wait to see what dh thinks...now gotta get cracking and clean my kitchen, he's only an hour away now!! Thanks again!
post #10 of 16
I'm glad. i'll have to give it a try. Isn't cleaning the kitchen the worst. I make such a mess when i decorate. I'm sure your DH will love it. I know mine would love having something yummy just for him!
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post #11 of 16
Thread Starter 
Ok, I had to report back to you Peacock - (thanks to Cindy, I tried her recipe first) and thanks to Peacock for the crusting cream cheese frosting recipe. He arrived home late tonite and ate dinner and I forced dessert on him right afterwards. He loved the cake, he was groaning as he ate the last few bites...groaning in a good way...said it was so good he had to finish even though he was full. Very, very rich! Thanks again everyone! icon_smile.gif
post #12 of 16
Thank you peacock for posting that recipe! I have been looking for a better cream cheese frosting recipe! I know this is off topic, but just a quick idea, when I decorate, I put a big old towel on my work area. Makes clean up quicker!
post #13 of 16
I'm making this lovely cream cheese frosting now. Can someone tell me how long I can store it refridgerated? Can I freeze it?

Thanks -
post #14 of 16
Thread Starter 
I'm guessing it would be ok in the frig for a couple of weeks. Don't think I would freeze it though...anyone else?
post #15 of 16
I WOULD LOVE THE RECIPE FOR THE CRUSTING CREAM CHEESE... I AM A BEGINNER TO CAKE DECORATING, BUT HAVE ALWAYS WANTED TO DO IT, AND I LOVE CREAM CHEESE FROSTING...HOWEVER MISSISSIPPI HAS SUCH HIGH HUMIDITY, IT GETS SO SOFT
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