First Time With Red Velvet!

Decorating By MandaMoh3 Updated 30 Sep 2010 , 2:30pm by ChefAngie

MandaMoh3 Posted 30 Sep 2010 , 3:07am
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I'm needing to make a red velvet cake, but dont know, when I should make the cream cheese frosting? How soon can I lay fondant over the cream cheese frosting?? The cake needs to be done Saturday by 6! Talk about a time crunch!!

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sweettreat101 Posted 30 Sep 2010 , 7:30am
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You can use a cream cheese butter cream that's what I use. Frost and decorate as you would using regular butter cream. Doesn't require refrigeration. I would make the cake the day before if possible. I have to carve a 3 D dog out of Red Velvet cake this weekend what fun. I will be using a vanilla mousse and this cream cheese frosting and covering in MMF.
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-comicon_surprised.gifffice: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.

MandaMoh3 Posted 30 Sep 2010 , 2:09pm
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Thank you sooo much!!! I'll try that tonight!

ChefAngie Posted 30 Sep 2010 , 2:30pm
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Good luck with the red velvet cake.
I have to do a cake with a social security check on it.
Any ideas.

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