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can I color cream cheese frosting or just use buttercream

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I'm still pretty new to making cakes, I'm making a cake for my friends son and she said she wants chocolate cake with cream cheese frosting. She also wants me to pipe thomas the train on it. I've never colored cream cheese frosting , I don't even know if you could... or could I could pipe a buttercream character over the cream cheese frosting?

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This is the recipe I use for buttercream on all my cakes. It has cream cheese in it and while it technically isn't a 'cream cheese' frosting, it tastes fabulous on just about any kind of cake. It crusts well and colors well. I layer and smooth on my buttercream (refrigerating between layers so it hardens) and then only add colored BC at the last so as not to have colored lips & tongues and (depending upon how much color you use) a funky flavor that colored icing sometimes has.
2 sticks (8 ounces) real butter at room temp
1 pkg (8 ounces) cream cheese at room temp
Cream together in mixer until smooth and creamy then slowly add
a 2lb package of powdered sugar. Mix until smooth. Add liquid only if you need to. You can check out my photos. The only cakes that don't have this frosting are the chocolate ones. I worked at a bakery and this was the frosting they used. HTH!

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post #3 of 5
you can color cream cheese frosting!! i do it all the time.i would definitely use gel color and not liquid food coloring
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Originally Posted by Chonte

you can color cream cheese frosting!! i do it all the time.i would definitely use gel color and not liquid food coloring



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post #5 of 5
Carmijok
i need a cream cheese frosting that will hold shape better. I saw your recipe. Does it taste like cream cheese frosting? I have a cake for clients who are very picky with icing as they dont want too thick and sweet.
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