Coloring And Piping Cream Cheese Icing

Decorating By mysweetsugar75 Updated 11 Oct 2010 , 3:58pm by mysweetsugar75

mysweetsugar75 Posted 11 Oct 2010 , 1:11pm
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Can you color and pipe cream cheese frosting like you can buttercream icing?
Are there any problems or suggestions you may have.
I want to make a Spiced Pumpkin Cake filled with Cream cheese icing and carve into a pumpkin then cover/ice in orange colored cream cheese icing.
It's for someone who doesn't like fondant and prefers creamcheese icing.

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trixieleigh Posted 11 Oct 2010 , 1:28pm
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denetteb Posted 11 Oct 2010 , 3:29pm
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Yes, you can color cr cheese icing. I just made some deep burnt orange and brown. The brown looked just like choc icing. I have had great experience with cr cheese icing recipe with some shortening. It is twice the butter to shortening ratio and pipes great and crusts and handles great and tastes fabulous. I think some of the problem others have with cr cheese icing is that they don't add enough powdered sugar and end up with it soft.

cakeythings1961 Posted 11 Oct 2010 , 3:42pm
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This recipe pipes, crusts, colors, and sets up beautifully:

I use it all the time. Oh, and it's delicious!

mysweetsugar75 Posted 11 Oct 2010 , 3:58pm
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Thank you everyone, this really helps!

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