This is my first time writing in the forum, so I hope I do this correctly. I am new to cake decorating and am enjoying the site and everyone's cakes! Such inspiration!
Anyway, this Saturday I am making a Red Velvet Cake with Cream Cheese icing for our church Christmas Banquet. Would I use the Cream Cheese Icing as the filling or another cream cheese filling? What exactly is a crusting cream cheese icing? When would you use crusting and regular cream cheese icing? Does the cream cheese icing do well with piping, borders, decorations?
I hope my questions are clear. Basically any advice on cream cheese icings are great! Thanks!!!
Another question... how do I follow a post topic in the forums? I have never done forums before. Thanks!
I have used the crusting cream cheese icing and it smooths beautifully. I use the viva paper towel to smooth, so a crusting icing is needed. It gets a "crust" on it so you can smooth it with another method other than being a skilled caker with the spatula!! I use this icing for filling and frosting. I have had good luck adapting any cream cheese icing by adjusting the sugar quantity to get it stiff enough to hold piping.
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And, welcome to CC.
That was very helpful! Thanks!
The cream cheese crusting recipe does borders and flowers. I have flavored it and colored it. Since red velvet crumbs are always a problem for me, I freeze the cake and ice it frozen, I slather a ton of icing on it and then smooth, once it is iced I let it sit until it thaws and crusts well, then I do my final smoothing. This is the only cake I freeze, I just can't stand those red crumbs. If I get the cake smoothed well on the first icing I just go ahead and decorate it, it always does fine, even if it is still slightly frozen. Welcome to CC. Janice