I need to write on a cream cheese icing, can I use buttercream? If not, what do you guys recommend?
Sure you can! I do it all the time.
You can but why not just write in the same CC icing?
I didn't know you could pipe with cream cheese....I might try it - thanks so much
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 =
"urn:schemas-microsoft-comffice:smarttags" />Wilton's buttercream recipe. I use this to frost cheesecakes
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. Try this one you can pipe, basketweave and it crusts. If you want a whiter cream cheese frosting use clear vanilla. I love this recipe.