Cream Cheese Icing/wedding Cake

Decorating By alvarezmom Updated 28 Sep 2009 , 1:39pm by alvarezmom

alvarezmom Posted 23 Sep 2009 , 4:15pm
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I've searched as much as I can. I cant seem to find wedding cakes that are iced in cream cheese icing. So many pictures pop up, but the filling is cream cheese...

Can anyone tell me where to look for pictures? The bride wants a WASC cake with cream cheese icing. Wants to see pictures....Cant find to many.


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live2create Posted 23 Sep 2009 , 4:28pm
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Cann't you use any picture and just say instead of buttercream frosting just use cream cheese, if I am thinking right the look will be the same just a different frosting. Maybe I am not understanding.

tab_stout Posted 23 Sep 2009 , 4:33pm
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If you are looking for pics of a crusting cream cheese icing, go to the search tab and type aztomcat that is the person who posted the crusting cream cheese icing on here. Alot of cakes come up decorated in this because alot of people write her name in the description of their cake thanking her for the recipe. But this icing does taste different than normal cream cheese icing. So if tyou are talking about the usual cream cheese icing I can't help.
Here's the link to the crusting cream cheese recipe just in case.

FYI: this recipe taste awesome - I just made this for my dad's birthday and everybody loved it.

ddaigle Posted 23 Sep 2009 , 4:36pm
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Google "cream cheese icing wedding cakes" then select IMAGES instead of web pages. There are tons of pics.

cownsj Posted 23 Sep 2009 , 4:37pm
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I guess, depending on the cream cheese frosting recipe you have, it would determine it's use on the outside of the cake. I have a recipe that spreads like buttercream and looks the same, maybe just not quite as fluffy, but I've never had a problem simply using it. I've also used it under fondant.

Here are some photos I found online for you:

Could you cover the cake with cream cheese frosting, but do any designs in buttercream or fondant/gumpaste?

cownsj Posted 23 Sep 2009 , 4:47pm
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Here is the cream cheese recipe I use. I use the clear vanilla extract and it stays white for me:

Cream Cheese Frosting

4 cups confectioners sugar
1 lb. Cream cheese (room temperature)
1 lb. Butter (softened)
2 tsp. Clear Vanilla extract

Mix together the cream cheese and softened butter. Gradually add confectioners sugar until it reaches desired sweetness and smoothness. Add 2 teaspoons clear vanilla extract. Frost cake.

patticakesnc Posted 23 Sep 2009 , 4:51pm
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I use the same recipe but it doesn't stay true white due to the butter. If you put it next to something white white it will definitely show.

cownsj Posted 23 Sep 2009 , 5:45pm
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True, I guess mine looks whiter because I try to use butter with as little yellow color as possible. I know it means something when butter is more yellow or lighter in color, but I don't recall what that is. your post prompted me to look at some cupcakes I recently did for a wedding. They are on a tall stand, different flavor on each level, and I have the cream cheese ones between two with white color frosting. I do see a bit of a difference in color, but until I just blew up the photo to look closely, I don't think I would have even noticed. You're absolutely right, if the bride requires her cake to be absolutely white white, you might have a problem, but if she is ok with close to that, I can see it working. From the other cakes posted and all this, I can understand why the bride might want to see what a cream cheese frosted cake might look like. Not to mention her concerns that the decorator could get a consistency to be able to use it for decorations on the cake too. I sure as heck would never use it for an outdoor wedding.

alvarezmom Posted 23 Sep 2009 , 7:53pm
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I'll have to post the recipe that I use but it does look allot like cownsj recipe. Mine comes out an off white. The butter I use is yellow (counry crock-LOL).

I did see the recipe for crusting cream cheese on here. Havent used it.

ddaigle-I have googled that, but it comes up with cakes that have cc as filling. Well, that is what most of them say once I click on them and read the discription.

The wedding inst until November... So I have a month. I sent a couple of design's that I found of cakes that are frosted in cream cheese (some do look like a off-white). It's the designs that have me a little nervous.

I dont think I have perfected my cream cheese because it comes out soft even after I put ALLOT of p. sugar??? Not sure what I am doing wrong. However, once I leave it in the frig for several hours it hardens right up.

alvarezmom Posted 23 Sep 2009 , 7:54pm
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patticakesnc-The 2nd link that you posted-the cake is really nice. I was going to forward that pic to the bride. I am waiting to hear back from her on the other two pictures I had sent.

alvarezmom Posted 23 Sep 2009 , 7:57pm
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cownsj-the 1st pic of the cake with cornelli lace is really nice.

patticakesnc Posted 23 Sep 2009 , 8:02pm
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Originally Posted by alvarezmom

patticakesnc-The 2nd link that you posted-the cake is really nice. I was going to forward that pic to the bride. I am waiting to hear back from her on the other two pictures I had sent.

Those are just some I found when I searched CC for Cream Cheese Icing on the galleries.

I think if you don't use white decor with the cream cheese it will look whiter. Or I assume you could use the wilton white to make it a little whiter. Just don't like I did when I first started doing cakes. I used almost that whole bottle. My family was pooping white for a week icon_redface.gif

alvarezmom Posted 23 Sep 2009 , 8:06pm
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I have also thinking that I could tint the color with white Ameri color paste. Not a big fan of Wilton unless I'm trying to get BLACK or RED!

tab_stout Posted 23 Sep 2009 , 8:12pm
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I just realized that I forgot to tell you the crusting butter cream works just like bc. That's why I posted the recipe for you if you want it. It makes decorating much easier. I know my recipes for normal cream cheese icing would turn out terrible if I tried decorating with them, but yours might be better.
Just though I'd give you a FYI. Hope it goes well

alvarezmom Posted 23 Sep 2009 , 8:19pm
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tab_stout-Thanks. The 3 times that I have made cream cheese icing it is not stiff at all. I have to put it in the frig just to harden up. When I put it on cupcakes it looks like gum that has been left in the heat...LOL does that make sense?

caseyhayes Posted 23 Sep 2009 , 8:26pm
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The Crusting Cream Cheese Icing in the recipes works wonders. Land of Lakes butter gives whiter icing.

dandelion56602 Posted 24 Sep 2009 , 5:14am
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This is the recipe I use. It crusts really well too! I used it in my WKU book cake if you want to see the color of it. I've also used Brite White (Wilton & Americolor) to lighten the color w/ success. You can also check speciality/organic stores for dye free butter.

there's also one on Earlene's site. I haven't tried it yet, but have read rave reviews about it.

tab_stout Posted 24 Sep 2009 , 5:13pm
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alvarezmom - LOL, Ya that makes since. That's the way mine always turned out too icon_biggrin.gif But I just made the crusting icing a couple weekends ago because my dad loves anything with cream cheese in it, but I wanted to be able to decorated nicely. I'll have to post my pic. It turned out pretty white, because the recipe I used doesn't call for butter. It tastes sweeter than normal cream cheese icing though, but I will definitely be making this recipe again!

alvarezmom Posted 28 Sep 2009 , 1:39pm
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Yes please post pictures so I can see.

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