How Do I Thicken Icing?

Baking By Katiwren Updated 19 Aug 2010 , 4:08am by Sweet_Toof

Katiwren Posted 13 Aug 2010 , 3:51pm
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I have a MOUTHWATERING creamcheese icing recipe, but I want to thicken it a little. It only has cream cheese, butter, powdered sugar and a tsp of vanilla, so how should I thicken it a little without making it overly sweet? Also, it doesn't crust--should I add a little meringue powder to it too?

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tiggy2 Posted 13 Aug 2010 , 4:06pm
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Meringue powder has nothing to do with crusting, it's the ratio of sugar to fat. Adding more sugar will thicken it and possibly make it crust (depending on the ratio). It's made with sugar, it's going to be sweet.

jamiekwebb Posted 13 Aug 2010 , 4:10pm
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add more sugar.....

alvarezmom Posted 13 Aug 2010 , 4:13pm
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Add more sugar! Some times I use less butter.

mamawrobin Posted 13 Aug 2010 , 4:25pm
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Add more p.sugar. Honestly...adding more sugar isn't going to make it sweeter. It's mostly sugar and fat anyway.

Sweet_Toof Posted 19 Aug 2010 , 4:08am
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I heard you can add a bit of corn flour - not sure if you guys use the same terminology "corn flour" in USA - I'm from Aus.

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