What Can I Do With Cream Cheese Icing/bc?

Decorating By CakeItOrLeaveItHon Updated 3 Apr 2012 , 3:52pm by Cupcations

 CakeItOrLeaveItHon  Cake Central Cake Decorator Profile
CakeItOrLeaveItHon Posted 2 Apr 2012 , 5:23pm
post #1 of 7

I am in need of some advice. I want to do a carrot cake for Easter with cream cheese icing. But I want to do a basket weave and Easter "grass" to decorate it to look like an Easter basket. I'm wondering the best way to go about this. I know my cream cheese frosting wont be able to hold the basket weave, so should I do the basket weave in buttercream and then put the CC in between the layers and make it the "grass" also, or is there any other way to do this? Will the CC be able to retain the shape when using the grass tip? I personally am not a fan of the taste of BC anyway lol so the less of it the better! Thanks a lot!!

6 replies
 LisaStephens  Cake Central Cake Decorator Profile
LisaStephens Posted 2 Apr 2012 , 5:32pm
post #2 of 7

I use 1 pkg softened cream cheese, 1 stick of softened butter, 1tsp vanilla, 2 lbs sifted confectioners sugar and 1/4-1/2 cup water. this will work well with the basketweave technique. When adding water, start with 1/4 cup and then add small amts after that until you have the right consistency. Good Luck

 CakeItOrLeaveItHon  Cake Central Cake Decorator Profile
CakeItOrLeaveItHon Posted 2 Apr 2012 , 5:47pm
post #3 of 7

Thanks! Does this recipe crust over like regular bc?

 paulacake  Cake Central Cake Decorator Profile
paulacake Posted 2 Apr 2012 , 5:53pm
post #4 of 7

Just made carrot cake this weekend and use the Wedding Crusting Cream Cheese Frosting receipe from CC.
Tastes great and I think it would be stiff enough to do the basket weave.

 LisaStephens  Cake Central Cake Decorator Profile
LisaStephens Posted 2 Apr 2012 , 8:55pm
post #5 of 7

Yes it is a crusting buttercream

 denetteb  Cake Central Cake Decorator Profile
denetteb Posted 3 Apr 2012 , 3:57am
post #6 of 7

This is the one I use. http://cakecentral.com/recipe/crusting-cream-cheese-icing
Tastes great, crusts, and you can pipe whatever you want with it.

 Cupcations  Cake Central Cake Decorator Profile
Cupcations Posted 3 Apr 2012 , 3:52pm
post #7 of 7

I use Edna's crusting cream cheese icing, also tastes great and crusts perfectly!

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

HTH thumbs_up.gif

Quote by @%username% on %date%

%body%