Velvet With Cream Cheese Or Mary Kay

Decorating By pipe-dreams Updated 25 Feb 2009 , 2:17am by pipe-dreams

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pipe-dreams Posted 21 Feb 2009 , 5:39pm
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I'm making a velvet cake, and I saw a lot of people like it paired with the mary kay icing on here. Is this something I can attach gumpaste figures to easily? Also, will the mary kay icing be too sweet if I add a little bit of buttercream on the borders? Or would you recommend the cream cheese b/c it's not as sweet? Sorry, I've never had red velvet cake so I don't know which would taste bettericon_smile.gif Thank you all so much for all the help I've gotten on here. This is the best website! icon_biggrin.gif

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playingwithsugar Posted 21 Feb 2009 , 5:51pm
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The jury is still out on this one.

I prefer it with the Mary Kay icing. It's not very sweet, so using the bc for borders will not hurt it.

On the other hand, Mary Kay is made with milk, so it might pick up the flavor of the cream cheese icing.

If you're doing basic borders, nothing fancy, you might be able to use the Mary Kay, if you bag it, then refrigerate it for a few minutes, before using.

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Cakepro Posted 22 Feb 2009 , 7:41pm
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My personal preference is the Mary Kay icing. Cream cheese icing, IMO, is too sweet and overwhelms the cake.

This is just preference, though.

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pipe-dreams Posted 25 Feb 2009 , 2:17am
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Can attach fondant decorations to both icings easily? And could I still use bc to attach them? Thanks!!

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