I have a "tiki" themed bday cake coming up and she wants RVC. I've only made ONE RVC and I did the homemade "boiled" icing. If I did the cream cheese icing, is there a crusting one? Or can I apply fondant over it? Will it be stable enough to hold up under the fondant? If I did use a cream cheese icing that crusts can I pipe with it and such? Sorry so many questons.....thanks everyone!!
I found a crusting cream cheese frosting in the recipe section. I usually don't use veg shortening in my frosting, but thought I'd give it a try. It tasted good, but I found it a bit rich for my liking, although I did use almost the entire recipe on one cake.
here's another one, I didn't try this one, just searched the recipe section
It had a good consistancy, so I imagine it would work for piping, I plan to use it under fondant, haven't yet, but I guess I'll see how well it holds up.
I make Red Velvet all the time and use my plain old cream cheese icing recipe (butter, ps, vanilla, cream cheese). I do add a little more ps to make it stiffer that way I can pipe borders etc. It's also easy to add color to. Adding the extra ps helps it "crust" a bit and everything holds it's shape. HTH
Thanks guys! I might need some more input once I nail down a specific design. I'm kind of floatin around a few of them right now.