Need to make a Cream CHeese Icing for a Wedding Cake....and am fumbling for a recipe as there are so many variations.
Does anyone have a great one that may put my search to an end....this icing will be going on a 'Red Velvet Cake'
DON'T DO IT!!!
I tried this for a wedding cake and it was an incredible disaster. First recipe wouldn't crust. Added more PS and it crusted too fast and wouldn't smooth. I fooled around with it for so long I had to make my regular icing and just mix a little of the cream cheese frosting in with it. Like 2/3 regular 1/3 cc.
I'm just trying to save you some tears here.... that stuff is NOT suitable for anything you need to smooth.
Sorry...have no idea how that posted twice...
I always used the decorator's crusting cc icing recipe from here and it's WONDERFUL! I've never had any problems with it. I've never used it for a wedding cake, but made tons of Valentine's hearts (red velvet) and used it for Valentine's Day and got nothing but praise. I can't imagine why it wouldn't work as well. I even added an extra bit of cream cheese b/c I love that tangy taste. I did keep the cakes refridgerated though, but I always refridgerate all my cakes. Good luck!
I must agree with Karateka. Cream cheese icing is very temperamental even if you do have a recipe that crusts. Tastes great but usually just too soft to do much with.
actually the design she wants is very rough not smooth looks very messy in the pic that she has asked for - she wants red velvet cake she really would like the cream cheese icing....she's paying for it so I though I might give it a whirl...
In that case, go for it!