momg9 Posted 21 Aug 2007 , 2:24pm
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I have an order for a full sheet with half of it being a hummingbird cake. I've never made one before. Has anyone ever done the one in the Cake Doctor Book? I've noticed that all the recipes use a cream cheese frosting. Has anyone ever made one and used buttercream frosting? If using the cream cheese frosting, does it have to be refrigerated? If so, How long can it stay out? The other half will be a yellow cake. Will cream cheese frosting go well with that? Thanks for all your help.

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BakeQueen Posted 21 Aug 2007 , 4:01pm
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Momg9,

Try adding an 8 oz. cube of cream cheese per batch of buttercream. It should work well for both cakes. thumbs_up.gif

momg9 Posted 21 Aug 2007 , 6:08pm
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If using cream cheese will it have to be refrigerated? Has anyone tasted one with buttercream only and if so did it taste good?

momg9 Posted 21 Aug 2007 , 6:08pm
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If using cream cheese will it have to be refrigerated? Has anyone tasted one with buttercream only and if so did it taste good?

BakeQueen Posted 21 Aug 2007 , 6:14pm
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Originally Posted by momg9

If using cream cheese will it have to be refrigerated? Has anyone tasted one with buttercream only and if so did it taste good?


I usually refrigerate all cakes with filling or cream cheese to be on the safe side. I have never tried a hummingbird cake with plain buttercream. Sorry.

robinleah Posted 21 Aug 2007 , 6:22pm
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made a humming bird cake for a last week. I had butter cream frosting and a cream cheese filling. The pieces I cut off, I ate with chocolate butter cream frosing for a snack with my tea. All were very good.

franchesca Posted 21 Aug 2007 , 6:48pm
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I have used the cake doctor recipe for Hummingbird cake as well as a one from scratch. They tend to be very moist, the restarant I sell cakes to likes this one but usually orders a layer cake. I think that cream cheese is probably best but does not need to be left out more that about two hours as a rule of thumb unless the room is very cold.

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