cookierookie Posted 20 Oct 2011 , 3:34pm
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Does anyone out there have a good cream cheese icing recipe that will produce a good stiff swirl for cupcakes? I like the flavor of the cream cheese, but it seems like the more CC i put in the softer the icing gets, therefore, I lose the swirl shape.
Thanks in advance. icon_smile.gif

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SweetDreams_DK Posted 20 Oct 2011 , 4:06pm
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I love this one from Zoe Francois. It's not too sweet, and really cream-cheesey: http://zoebakes.com/2008/01/06/not-your-average-devils-food-cupcakes/

Notice in her picture that they're not exactly "stiff", but they hold up well. The trick is to not over beat the cream cheese (the more you beat it the more it breaks down), and to refrigerate it a bit before piping, to stiffen it up slightly.

Cupcations Posted 20 Oct 2011 , 11:06pm
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Never fails!

http://www.designmeacake.com/cccbc.html

ILoveDaffodils Posted 22 Oct 2011 , 12:50am
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Here is my recipe. I use it for swirls and it holds up.
8 oz cream cheese
1 stick butter
1/4 cup hi ratio shortening
4 oz melted white chocolate cooled
2 tsp vanilla (or more)
1 1/2 to 2 lbs confectioners sugar
Beat the first 5 ingredients until a little fullfy. Add confectioner sugar until you reach the consistency you want.

Whispur Posted 22 Oct 2011 , 7:02am
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Originally Posted by cookierookie

Does anyone out there have a good cream cheese icing recipe that will produce a good stiff swirl for cupcakes? I like the flavor of the cream cheese, but it seems like the more CC i put in the softer the icing gets, therefore, I lose the swirl shape.
Thanks in advance. icon_smile.gif




I stabilize my cream cheese icings with a little gelatin like I do my stabilized whipped creams.

cookierookie Posted 23 Oct 2011 , 9:38pm
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Some great ideas! I'll get to experimenting. Thanks to all for your responses. Much appreciated!

FullHouse Posted 24 Oct 2011 , 12:59am
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I recently discovered this one by Earlene and I LOVE it. Holds up well at room temperature too icon_smile.gif.

cakesnglass Posted 24 Oct 2011 , 1:05am
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I really like adding mascarpone cheese and cream cheese together. Delish but abit more expensive.

MadMillie Posted 24 Oct 2011 , 1:51am
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I also use design me a cake/Edna de la Cruz, as well as Cathy Finholts.

tarabara Posted 24 Oct 2011 , 2:17am

ILoveDaffodils, can you frost a cake with this or is it too goopy to get really smooth? Does it crust?

SandiOh Posted 24 Oct 2011 , 2:42am
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Originally Posted by cookierookie

Does anyone out there have a good cream cheese icing recipe that will produce a good stiff swirl for cupcakes? I like the flavor of the cream cheese, but it seems like the more CC i put in the softer the icing gets, therefore, I lose the swirl shape.
Thanks in advance. icon_smile.gif



I stabilize my cream cheese icings with a little gelatin like I do my stabilized whipped creams.




Whispur...can u share how you do this?

tarabara Posted 24 Oct 2011 , 1:55pm

I'd also like to know how to stabilize frostings with gelatin if anyone has any pointers...thanks!

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