Icing To Go With Creme Brulee Cake?!

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andromedaslove Posted 21 May 2008 , 1:09pm
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I had planned on making a cake for my father in laws birthday, however we had a disaster and the whole thing crumbled/ I figured out afterwards what I did wrong, but instead of making the cake again I gave up and made some cupcakes. I thought, "Hey, he loves creme brulee .... I'll make a couple creme brulee cupcakes too." Then I got to thinking about icing. I didn't really have time to make my own, and didn't know what would go well with creme brulee, so I used store bought canned icing. I got a buttercream and a cream cheese for the creme brulee cupcakes. Before icing I added a little bit of pure maple syrup to the buttercream icing (the consistency wasn't quite right, but it tasted wonderful). Well, my Sister in Law was at dinner with us and tasted the creme brulee with the cream cheese icing and has informed me that this is exactly what she wants me to make for her wedding.

1) I didn't know I was making a cake for her wedding!! I have literaly "decorated" 3 cakes in my life. Thank goodness I am starting my Wilton classes next week!!

2) Is there a cream cheese icing that can be used to "decorate" with? I mean this is her wedding cake. I really want it to turn out nice.

3) are there any other icing suggestions you guys have to go with creme brulee that I can try? I don't want her sticking with the creme cheese if there is something that will go even better with it.

Thankfully, I have almot a year before the wedding, which gives me plenty of time to do my classes, and get LOTS of practice in before I have to tackle her cake. It also gives me LOTS of time to get everything ready. Thanks in advance for any advice or suggestions!!


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KHalstead Posted 21 May 2008 , 8:14pm
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sounds wonderful to me!!!! There are decorator's cream cheese icing recipes......I think there are some here on CC as well........you might also look into a maple flavoring extract vs. the actual maple syrup so it doesn't change your icing consistency!

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micnmax2003 Posted 21 May 2008 , 8:58pm
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where can I find the creme brulee cake/cupcake recipe?? Sounds fantastic w/ or w/o icing (I think that cream cheese sounds yummy!!)

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heycupcake Posted 21 May 2008 , 9:03pm
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i looove the crusting cream cheese recipe on here.
I know its in the recipe section!

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micnmax2003 Posted 21 May 2008 , 9:20pm
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Your cuppies sounded so good that I did a search &I found this online(plan on making them this week)

Cupcake recipe from Cupcakes Galore by Gail Wagman.
Frosting recipe from Everyday Baking from Everyday Food.

Crème Brûlée Cupcakes
Makes about 24 cupcakes (the book said 16; I got 23)

2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon salt, plus a pinch for the egg whites
½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
1 ½ cups sugar
2 eggs, separated
1 cup milk
3 tablespoons caramel syrup (ice cream topping)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
2. Mix flour, baking powder, and salt together and set aside.
3. Cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add egg yolks, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Alternately beat in dry ingredients and milk. Add caramel syrup and vanilla. Beat until smooth.
4. Beat egg whites with a pinch of salt until stiff but not dry. Gently fold whites into batter.
5. Spoon batter into cupcake papers, filling cups about 2/3 full. Bake for about 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Remove from oven and cool.

1 cup light brown sugar
4 egg whites
¼ teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature

Put sugar, egg whites and salt into the top of a double boiler over a pan of simmering water. Whisking constantly, cook until sugar has dissolved and mixture is warm (about 160 degrees). Pour heated egg whites into the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment. Beat egg white mixture on high speed until it forms stiff (but not dry) peaks. Continue beating until fluffy and cooled, about 7 minutes total. Switch to the paddle attachment. With mixer on medium-low, add butter two tablespoons at a time, beating well after each addition. Increase speed to medium-high; continue beating until frosting appears thick, about 3 minutes. Reduce speed to low and continue beating 1 minute to reduce air bubbles.

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jen1977 Posted 21 May 2008 , 9:36pm
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Those sound delicious, and I have all the ingredients here at the house! I might give them a try tomorrow!

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Melony Posted 21 May 2008 , 10:31pm
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Wow!! Those sound awesome!! I can't wait to try them too!!

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andromedaslove Posted 22 May 2008 , 12:15am
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I got the creme brulee idea here on CC. It was just an altered cake mix. I think I used Betty Crocker. You substitute the water that it calls for with the creme brulee coffee creamer, and add an extra egg. I had heard someone else mention that it was one of their best sellers, and figured I would at least try (although I am sure theirs is a bit more fancy). It was a big hit, my whole family loved it.


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