Cream Cheese Buttercream

Decorating By cfpeoples Updated 26 Jan 2011 , 7:43pm by holliellen

cfpeoples Posted 25 Jan 2011 , 5:03pm
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Does anyone know if cream cheese BC can be iced smooth, as you would usual BC? I'm looking at Earlene's Cream cheese recipe.

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mcdonald Posted 25 Jan 2011 , 5:19pm
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cream cheese icing is definitetly different to work with than regular buttercream. I personally struggle with it. I have done much better with is since I started adding a block of cream cheese to my regular buttercream recipe. There is a crusting buttercream recipe on here that is good... other than those two recipes... I stay away.. too hard for me to smooth, etc...

mcdonald Posted 25 Jan 2011 , 5:20pm
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I meant to say crusting "cream cheese" recipe on here...

NanaSandy Posted 25 Jan 2011 , 5:33pm
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I used this recipe the other day, it tasted great, smoothed well, and crusted nicely.
It comes from

Kathy Finholt's Crusting Cream Cheese Icing:

1 cup butter
1/2 cup Crisco
16 oz. cream cheese
3 lbs powdered sugar
1 T vanilla
1/2 tsp salt

Kathy says:

Mix on low speed for a couple of minutes.
This makes a fairly stiff icing if you use 3-1/2 lb. Powdered sugar. For a softer one you can use 3 lbs. of powdered sugar. Can stay out of fridge for several days. Freezes well.

It comes from

sccandwbfan Posted 25 Jan 2011 , 5:42pm
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I have used the crusting cream cheese recipe from this site and have been able to smooth it out just fine.


cfpeoples Posted 26 Jan 2011 , 7:03pm
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Thanks so much for the great recipes and tips!! thumbs_up.gif

holliellen Posted 26 Jan 2011 , 7:43pm
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Yes thank you!

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