Is There A Cream Cheese Icing That You Can Actually Decorate

Decorating By sunflowerfreak Updated 3 Jun 2008 , 3:45pm by kerri729

sunflowerfreak Posted 30 May 2008 , 12:50am
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Is there a cream cheese icing that you can actually decorate a cake with? I mean decorating with decorating tips, making flowers, leaves etc.?

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cariage Posted 30 May 2008 , 1:29am
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I don't know about the roses or decorating thing, but I tried the crusting recipe here on cc and after trying to smooth it for 8 hours (yes I said 8 HOURS) I finally had to scrape it all off at 2AM and rush to walmart (thank god they are open 24 hours) and make a batch of buttercream. I swear I will NEVER use it again. If my client wants cream cheese they can get it as a filling ONLY!!
good luck

LoriMc Posted 30 May 2008 , 1:59am
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I usually just use minimal buttercream or royal accents if I have to decorate a cream cheese cake.

jeffer01 Posted 30 May 2008 , 2:07am
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I too would love a crusting cream cheese! I have not had any luck with the recipes I have found so far icon_cry.gif what a waste. I agree with cariage...make it as a filling icon_razz.gif

If someone has a trusty recipe please share!

southerncake Posted 30 May 2008 , 2:16am
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I love the crusting cream cheese icing in the recipe section. I have never used it for flowers, but I have used it for wedding cakes, b-day cakes, etc. I use it for stringwork, borders...whatever I would normally do with buttercream. My customers love the taste (I do too!)!

jelmom Posted 30 May 2008 , 2:19am
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I don't know if this is already on here somewhere, but I make a crusting cream cheese that I have decorated with several times. I actually use it to make roses b/c it gives smoother edges.
8 oz cream cheese
4 oz butter
2 tsp vanilla
2# powdered sugar
Cream the butter and cream cheese. Cream in vanilla. Add powdered sugar. Hope this helps.

plbennett_8 Posted 30 May 2008 , 2:29am
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Ta Dah!!! birthday.gif Crusting Cream Cheese that you can use to decorate! thumbs_up.gif

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake_recipe-6817-Wedding---Crusting-Cream-Cheese-Frosting.html

I LOVE this stuff...lol

LoriMc Posted 30 May 2008 , 2:33am
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Originally Posted by plbennett_8

Ta Dah!!! birthday.gif Crusting Cream Cheese that you can use to decorate! thumbs_up.gif

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake_recipe-6817-Wedding---Crusting-Cream-Cheese-Frosting.html

I LOVE this stuff...lol




Is this the same one cariage spent hours trying to smooth???

plbennett_8 Posted 30 May 2008 , 2:40am
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No... laughing... If you search the RECIPE section using CREAM CHEESE under the FROSTING heading you will see a LOT of crusting cream cheese frostings. Browse around...it's fun! icon_smile.gif

I would not endorse this frosting if I had not personally used it on many occasions. I use SugarShacks smoothing methods and it works great. No problems. Adjust the powdered sugar for consistancy of decorations. Note that it gets a 4.7 Rating, which is not too shabby on this web site.

Happy Baking! icon_smile.gif
Pat

feliciangel Posted 30 May 2008 , 2:46am
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have you tried this one I really like it when I put it on spice cake


decorators cream cheese frosting
http://www.cakecentral.com/cake_recipe-4153-Decorators-Cream-Cheese-Frosting.html

cariage Posted 30 May 2008 , 3:09am
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the recipe Plbennett posted the link to is NOT the one I tried. I may give this one a try.

Amia Posted 30 May 2008 , 4:58am
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Originally Posted by feliciangel

have you tried this one I really like it when I put it on spice cake


decorators cream cheese frosting
http://www.cakecentral.com/cake_recipe-4153-Decorators-Cream-Cheese-Frosting.html




I had problems with that one actually. It tasted great, but I couldn't get it to crust to save my life. I used it on my pink camo cake.

aztomcat Posted 30 May 2008 , 5:59am
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This recipe crusts well....
http://www.cakecentral.com/cake_recipe-6817-3-Wedding---Crusting-Cream-Cheese-Frosting.html

I went through a ton of testing before I got it right because the client wanted cream cheese icing with a fondant look. It is listed under "wedding crusting cream cheese frosting" because I first developed it for a three tiered wedding cake with flavors of pumpkin, red velvet and chocolate. All complimented with cream cheese frosting. Since, I have done two shower cakes with the same recipe. Here are the pics and you can see that the borders and accents hold up fine. I have not tried flowers with it. But I always smooth using the melvira method with viva and a roller.

http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1123023

http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1158427

ps. Thanks to Pat for using and for enjoying my recipe!!

Dee aka aztomcat

edith123 Posted 30 May 2008 , 6:25am
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Thank-you all for posting all those great recipes and tips! thumbs_up.gif

sunflowerfreak Posted 30 May 2008 , 10:29am
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This is awesome. thanks so much for all the recipes.

sunflowerfreak

SugarMama602 Posted 30 May 2008 , 1:41pm
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Yes, thank you! I'm doing a red velvet cake soon and I was petrified of making cream cheese fondant! Now I can just use this!

chocolatecake Posted 30 May 2008 , 1:53pm
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Has anyone had any problems with the crusting Cream Cheese Frosting in Heat and Humidity?

I noticed some of the posts are from the "hot/humid" states

I love the Crusting Wedding Cream Cheese Frosting and want to keep using in the summer

Thanks

LetThereBeCake07 Posted 30 May 2008 , 1:56pm
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thanks everyone, i cant wait to try some of these!!

LetThereBeCake07 Posted 30 May 2008 , 1:59pm
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thanks everyone, i cant wait to try some of these!!

DoniB Posted 30 May 2008 , 2:27pm
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Originally Posted by southerncake

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake_recipe-2047-5-Crusting-Cream-Cheese-Icing.html

This is the one I swear by!




This is the one I use, as well, and it works great for me. I think it's mostly paying attention to the consistency, and being careful about your heat/humidity in the house. I once tried this when it was rather warm and humid, and not only did it not crust, but it tried several times to slide right off the cake. icon_razz.gif

The book cake in my photos was done using this icing, over spice and strawberry cakes. icon_smile.gif (it was warm the day I did these, as well, and since they were for family and 'not important', my DH wouldn't let me turn on the A/C! LOL)

feliciangel Posted 3 Jun 2008 , 12:26am
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Originally Posted by amia1024

Quote:
Originally Posted by feliciangel

have you tried this one I really like it when I put it on spice cake


decorators cream cheese frosting
http://www.cakecentral.com/cake_recipe-4153-Decorators-Cream-Cheese-Frosting.html



I had problems with that one actually. It tasted great, but I couldn't get it to crust to save my life. I used it on my pink camo cake.




sorry didn't get an alert regarding new post, but I loved it, and it crusted good for me, used it to decorate my egg shape cupcakes, and I smoothed them with a viva paper towel. icon_biggrin.gif, just sorry I didn't get a chance to take some pics of them. icon_redface.gif

kerri729 Posted 3 Jun 2008 , 3:45pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by southerncake

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake_recipe-2047-5-Crusting-Cream-Cheese-Icing.html

This is the one I swear by!




I also swear by this one- I did my entire wedding cake in this cream cheese icing and the borders with it also. It was a humid day when I set it up at the venue and it was fine. I have also used it since on smaller cakes, and piped shell borders, made roses, etc. It tastes great and crusts really well! thumbs_up.gif

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