This weekend I made a two tiered carrot cake for a friend's wedding. I had trouble from beginning to end with the frosting. I first made a frosting with icing sugar and it was terrible! Too runny. I realize now that I should have just added more sugar but at the time I was frustrated and threw it out (what a waste!).
So I decided to go back to my old standard Swiss meringue buttercream which I adore. It's so velvety and rich. I started adding cream cheese to it when it was cooled (I use the Confetti Cakes version) and it ended up becoming a sloppy mess. It was like the cream cheese just didn't get incorporated fully. I cooled it right down so that it was solid and it still didn't come together when I rebeat it. So, I added icing sugar and it came together enough but was still extremely soft.
I have two questions: 1) has anyone out there done a cream cheese rendition of SMBC and what is your advice? and 2) does anyone have a good cream cheese frosting recipe that's spreadable but not too soft?
I thank everyone out there.
PS The bride loved the look of the cake, thank goodness! It was awful to smooth out because it was warming up so quickly. She said it was more than she expected! Can't wait to see how it tasted.
Welcome to cake central. I haven't seen a SMBC with cream cheese.
there is a very good cream cheese icing in the recipes section. It is called the crusting cream cheese icing-I think.
Thanks so much for your replies! I will have to try both. It's all about research, right?