Can I Save This Cream Cheese Frosting??

Baking By Leesh916 Updated 30 Apr 2009 , 3:57pm by Leesh916

Leesh916 Posted 30 Apr 2009 , 12:43am
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So I am a super newbie and I made Cream Cheese Frosting to ice a red velvet cake and cover it with fondant. Well the recipe I made only used butter, cream cheese, powdered sugar and vanilla. I noticed it is pretty thick and most recipes on here have crisco in them. Can I use the stuff I have or add crisco to it to get it to a softer consistancy?? I am frosting the cake tomorrow so any feedback will be appreciated. Thanks!!

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BeeBoos-8599_ Posted 30 Apr 2009 , 3:50pm
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From what I have found most cream cheese icing is pretty soft. When you add the shortening it makes it more stable and easier to decorate with. I use cream cheese in all of my butter cream even the chocolate. You can add it if you like or just soften it with a bit of milk.

Leesh916 Posted 30 Apr 2009 , 3:57pm
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Thanks so much. I am going to try that!

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