mommachris Posted 8 Jan 2006 , 1:32am
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I'm just steaming mad here so here comes the rant!

Bored, nothing to bake on the schedule so I figure I'll try the crusting cream cheese recipe from this board. Dh loves cream cheese and has a strong dislike for my regular bc icing. I'm looking for an icing he'll eat. icon_razz.gif

Okay, I make the cake in my new ball pan and whip up a half batch of the icing following directions very closely. I did every thing right but for some reason the icing is just dripping off my beater...why?

I add more and more powdered sugar but to no avail. I think "maybe it crusts up when exposed to air on the cake, right?!" NO it does not. It slides right off the cake making a gross puddle of orange around my naked ball cake.
icon_mad.gificon_mad.gificon_mad.gif Whaaaaaaaaaaaaa icon_cry.gif

I'm so angry I can't even get it together to make dinner now. My dd had to make the cassarole. I am so not going into that kitchen again!

After dinner I'm going to dim the lights, cut the hidious thing and tell everyone to keep their comments to themselves or they may find themselves wearing the cake.

I just thought of a bright side...at least I hadn't promised it to a friend for dessert tonight. icon_lol.gif


still fuming here,
mommachris

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NEWTODECORATING Posted 8 Jan 2006 , 1:40am
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We have all had those days! Be thankful your family loves you regardless of how the cake looks, besides that I bet it still taste great! The first time I made it, it was wonderful, but I had soooo much left over. The second time I made it I 1/4 the recipe and I had the same thing happen to me as did you. I wonder if it is just one of those recipes you should just leave alone. Maybe someone else can tell us.

In the mean time, take a deep breath. This to shall pass.

chaptlps Posted 8 Jan 2006 , 1:41am
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mommachris,
as my quote says, "You'll get over it, granma did!!!" O well, a bad day baking is always better than a good day at work I say.

bubblezmom Posted 8 Jan 2006 , 2:14am
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1lb of cream cheese, butter and crisco is just too much for me. Kinda defeats the purpose of cream cheese frosting. I've made cream cheese frosting before and just eyeballed the amount of ingredients to use. I'd say approx 1lb of pwd sugar, 1pkg softened and whipped cream cheese, 1/2c whipped crisco. Just play around with it. If it's too stiff, add a little milk. If it's too fluffy, add a little more crisco. I made mine light and fluffy like icing you would put on a carrot cake.

hth, sorry about the disaster and be sure to yell "incoming!" before you throw the icing bag. icon_smile.gif

mommachris Posted 8 Jan 2006 , 10:15pm
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you know bubbles
all that fat ( butter, cream cheese AND Crisco) and I was SURPRISED is slid off the cake. I should have expected it come to think of it. icon_lol.gif

I try it the way you suggested next time and cross my fingers.

mommachris

mommachris Posted 8 Jan 2006 , 10:20pm
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hey, I just noticed that you have seven children too, chaptlps!

me too icon_razz.gif
mine are : Holly, Amy, Aaron, Evelyn Joy, Zebedee, Melody and William
( my oldest is only 15)
no grandbabies yet but I'm expecting a house full of them someday. icon_wink.gif

blessings to you fellow traveler in motherhood
mommachris

chaptlps Posted 9 Jan 2006 , 12:13am
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ty mamachris i do enjoy all the kids (they are all teenagers now or early 20's) but just love em to death.

bikegal Posted 10 Jan 2006 , 3:33am
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She who throws the icing bag will still have to clean it up. *laugh* Hopefully, that will stop you dead in your tracks. Hang in there!

bikegal

Cake_Geek Posted 10 Jan 2006 , 12:46pm
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I tried this recipe too this past week for a friend's cake and I was laughing at how it refused to stay on the cake unless it was cold. It went over well enough and I disguised it some by using chopped pecans on the sides.

dodibug Posted 10 Jan 2006 , 2:12pm

Put down the icing bag and take two steps away-just so no one gets hurt! lol!!!
One thing I learned about that recipe is all the ingrediants have to be at complete room temp or it acts up. Otherwise it turns out great, crusts over, you can pipe with it and tastes great. Someone posted once that if they aren't room temp you end up with too much moisture.
Sounds like the day I was trying to make a white chocolate cake for a friend and added toooo much melted white chocolate-ended up with a science experiment all over the bottom of my oven, smoke in the kitchen and a cake that looked like a car wreck when I took it out of the pan!

ps-I wonder if there is a way to edit the recipe because lots of people have the same problem and I don't think it mentions about the room temp aspect!

fytar Posted 10 Jan 2006 , 2:29pm

Now that you guys mentioned it, I tried this recipe last month. I had room temperature ingredients like it said. It was just very runny and like you, mommachris, I kept adding more and more powdered sugar until it no longer tasted like cream cheese anymore. It still did not get to a good spreading consistency. I ended up using it as a filling instead. Still have it in a container in the freezer - thought I'd use it in cake balls.

enunez5 Posted 10 Jan 2006 , 7:32pm

I am very new at cake decorating, my family is very picky on the icings i use,but I have tried the wilton cream cheese icing recipe on their website, it is the best one yet. it's consitency is wonderful for icing...just that if you use butter it comes out in ivory, but if you use shortening instead you will get a true white...hope this helps.

enunez5 Posted 10 Jan 2006 , 7:35pm

I am very new at cake decorating, my family is very picky on the icings i use,but I have tried the wilton cream cheese icing recipe on their website, it is the best one yet. it's consitency is wonderful for icing...just that if you use butter it comes out in ivory, but if you use shortening instead you will get a true white...hope this helps.

tanyap Posted 10 Jan 2006 , 7:42pm
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Originally Posted by bikegal

She who throws the icing bag will still have to clean it up. *laugh*
bikegal




Bikegal that is hilarious...not so hilarious because that's usually me...I'll throw something down in a fit of anger only to realize that I've made more of a mess and then have to clean it all up!! icon_redface.gif

goodcakefairy Posted 11 Jan 2006 , 2:01am

Awww. Don't feel bad. We all have our "Gaaah!" moments. Three days after making a rather beautiful 5-tier wedding cake, I couldn't figure out how to ice a 3-d pumpkin cake to save my life. I felt like the great cake decorating gods were punishing me for my arrogance.

The main thing is not to try new recipes or techniques for a cake that's going to other people or special occasions. Practice cakes can be thrown away and never spoken of again!

Get back on the horse and try something soon.
Good luck, Love GCF

mommachris Posted 12 Jan 2006 , 2:04am

You guys crack me up. ( big smile on my face)

A bit of time has past and I'm feeling much better now....ahhhhhh!
The children ( may God bless them) ate the ugly thing and didn't complain.
Picky dh ate the insides but no icing. He knew it was a tender subject so he didn't offer any suggestions. ( Good move thumbs_up.gif )


Last night I ventured into the kitchen and made my first fbct. It went perfectly and I feel redeamed.

To paraphrase Scarlett from Gone with the Wind:
As God is my witness, I will bake again!!



mommachris

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