I am going to make this recipe and need help choosing an icing. I do think cream cheese based wold be best, but the only recipe I can find has butter. I am going to color the icing and I don't want the yellow tint. I am looking for a good crusting cream cheese icing that is easy to use. Does that exist?
I found a crusting cream cheese recipe in the recipe section (go figure). Is it easy to find white butter ( without dyes)?
I used one in the recipe section that had butter and it was very white. It also crusted but it was pretty thin. I had to add extra powdered sugar and it was still thin. everybody liked it except me! I used Kim's lemon cream cheese recipe (I think) it only has lemon extract not zest.
Thanks! I will try it. That was the recipe suggested with the cake I am trying.
I tried the butterfly cake for Easter. I really liked it. My mother in law said it tasted like Hawaii. My DH didn't like it cause he "doesn't like having to chew his cake!" the pineapple and coconut make it chunky. But it had really good texture wasn't overly dense. I did it as cupcakes.
I just finished baking it and it smells good! I made the crusting cream cheese icing and only used 1 stick of butter. I added in more shortening instead to help prevent the yellow tint. I will let you know how it turns out!
Cake was delicious!! The icing was nice and white, but funny enough I ended out tinting the majority of it yellow! I used fondant on the top. It turned out really cute! Thanks for the help!