Cream Cheese Icing

Decorating By sberryp Updated 10 Jul 2010 , 7:33am by sweettreat101

sberryp Posted 5 Jul 2010 , 6:58pm
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I have a couple of questions about cream cheese icing (CCI). Can you put CCI under fondant? If the cake is inside, how long can a cake with CCI stay out? I have read on here that CCI outside is a big no no, but if I cover it in fondant will it work?

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keystone Posted 10 Jul 2010 , 12:26am
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I use a cream cheese buttercream (Earlene in Texas recipe) and it can stayout. I haven't used it under fondant though.

sweettreat101 Posted 10 Jul 2010 , 6:48am
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Yes you can put cream cheese frosting under fondant and yes this recipe doesn't have to be refrigerated. This is the best decorator cream cheese frosting I have found. Have been using it for ten years.

Kathyfs Cream Cheese Frosting

1 cup butter
1/2 cup Crisco
16 oz. cream cheese
3 1/2 lbs powdered sugar
1 T vanilla
1/2 tsp salt

Mix on low speed for a couple of minutes.

If you use clear vanilla in both the color will be a perfect match for <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns =
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when a couple wants part regular cake and part cheesecake for the tiers.

This makes a fairly stiff icing. For a softer one you can use 3 lbs. of powdered sugar.

sweettreat101 Posted 10 Jul 2010 , 7:33am
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I use Hi ratio shortening in my frosting's. I no longer use Crisco in my frosting's only cookies.

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