Safe Cream Cheese For Wedding Cake

Baking By lisamenz Updated 1 Feb 2011 , 4:04am by JennTwinsMom

lisamenz Posted 25 Jan 2011 , 1:59pm
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I see cream cheese receipe here on the post, but I live in Florida , I have a wedding cake coming up and I am looking for a reciepe that is safe to sit out on the cake..I have a receipe , but the bride wants more of a cream cheese base.. I know with cream cheese you have to be careful and I won't touch a reciepe that can get someone sick, not worth it..

Of course the cake will be in a room temp of average 70-75 degrees at all times, including transport.. I always put my car air on 20 minutes before transport in the warmer months. This is a April wedding.. it will be in the fillings and it will be a light coating of it under my fondant, which I'd rather use chocolate ganache, but the bride doesn't like it..

So any ideas are greatly appreciated.. Happy cake decorating and thanks in advance icon_biggrin.gif

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JanH Posted 25 Jan 2011 , 2:02pm
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Earlene Moore's cream cheese recipe:


SweetSouthernBakery Posted 25 Jan 2011 , 2:07pm
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I agree with I've left my cakes with cream cheese icing out for a week before and have never made anyone sick. There was a similar post about this topic not long ago and someone said that it was because of all the sugar in the icing that it could be left out.

cfpeoples Posted 25 Jan 2011 , 3:03pm
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I've been wanting to try this recipe. Does it crust like a plain buttercream so it can be iced smooth?

bakencake Posted 25 Jan 2011 , 3:31pm
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i have also heard that either costco or sams sells tubs of their cream cheese that does not need refrigeration and will not go bad.

JanH Posted 25 Jan 2011 , 4:19pm
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Originally Posted by bakencake

i have also heard that either costco or sams sells tubs of their cream cheese that does not need refrigeration and will not go bad.

My Costco didn't sell anything from their bakery dept., but the Sam's would sell But-R-Creme and Rich's Bettercreme.


sweetcakes Posted 1 Feb 2011 , 3:18am
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sams sells theres, but i didn;t like it, you might, i just dont like cc icing.

icer101 Posted 1 Feb 2011 , 3:54am
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Ok, Earlenes cream cheese icing is not original or true cream cheese icing. It has sweetex,etc. added to it. I have made this. While it is pretty good, it is not true cream cheese icing. Designmeacake(edna) on this site has this recipe also. By adding the crisco, it makes it more sturdy to ice wedding cakes, etc. Earlene also uses the butavan emulsion. I used it also when i made her recipe. So there is no butter in hers, just the butavan, which she sells. hth Edna's does have the shortening, butter and cream cheese in her crusting one and the true cream cheese in her other recipe is the true cream cheese recipe. hth

JennTwinsMom Posted 1 Feb 2011 , 4:04am
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I agree, Edna's recipe is great. I live in Gainesville, Fl and have let it sit out 3 days and never a problem!!!

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