traditional Cream Cheese Icing (butter, cream cheese, sugar, vanilla)?
I want to make traditional cream cheese icing and do a basketweave for a thanksgiving cake. Do you think it will hold up?
If not, could I replace some of the butter with butter flavored crisco?
Any input would be greatly appreciated!!!
i've done basketweave with cream cheese icing (butter, cream cheese, conf. sugar, lemon juice, vanilla) and it did fine. i do find it a pain to spread but the basketweave held up great. The decorations were fine.
I would add more powdered sugar to make the consistency stiffer for the basketweave.
Hope this helps
You can pipe borders on a cake with cream cheese icing, but it's not as firm. I personally can't stand decorating a cake with it. It doesn't crust for me either. But, maybe there is a recipe out there that does.
There is a recipe on here that is called decorators cream cheese icing. It makes a lot of icing, but it crusts nicely and is very tasty. I forget who submitted it because I have been trying lots of the recipes on here.
I like the decorators cream cheese icing on this site. But keep in mind that it is made with butter and cream cheese and the warmth of your hands will soften it.
I also use either the Crusting CC recipe or the Decorators CC recipe (both from this site). I love them and so does everyone else....my #1 asked for icing!! I've even made roses out of it....just added a bit extra of powd sugar.