Help!!! I Have Never Worked With Cream Cheese Frosting!!!

Decorating By frstech Updated 24 Jan 2012 , 2:07pm by frstech

frstech Posted 23 Jan 2012 , 5:19pm
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I have not done cakes in a long time, but have been asked to do a birthday cake for someone who loves red velvet cake...I know that cream cheese frosting is the choice for red velvet, but how do I decorate with it??? I have only decorated with buttercream and I know that cream cheese frosting can be stickier, so I feel that it will be harder to decorate with, right??? I am really not sure what to do! Could I decorate with buttercream and it be good???

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AnnieCahill Posted 23 Jan 2012 , 5:24pm
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If you prefer a crusting recipe then give this one a try:

http://cakecentral.com/recipe/decorators-cream-cheese-frosting

cakesmart Posted 23 Jan 2012 , 8:10pm
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A crusting cream cheese frosting can be used to frost and decorate with. I've found that the frosting smooths better using the 'hot spatula' method.

Place the spatula in a a container of hot water to heat the spatula blade. (I use a glass that's tall enough to cover the spatula blade.) Wipe it dry and glide the heated spatula over the frosting. Clean any frosting from the spatula and repeat.

frstech Posted 23 Jan 2012 , 9:54pm
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thank you both!!

macie2011 Posted 23 Jan 2012 , 10:50pm
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If you want a Cream Cheese without buttercream do...
1 cup of butter
1 8oz pkg cream cheese
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 lbs powdered sugar
It turns of really nicely.

AnnieCahill Posted 24 Jan 2012 , 2:37am
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If you want a Cream Cheese without buttercream




What?

macie2011 Posted 24 Jan 2012 , 4:45am
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I'm sorry, I meant without shortening.

AnnieCahill Posted 24 Jan 2012 , 12:21pm
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Oh ok. That's great!

frstech Posted 24 Jan 2012 , 2:07pm
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Thanks Macie!

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