Decorator Cream Cheese Frosting

Decorating By kjbishop2003 Updated 26 Apr 2009 , 12:20pm by clovely

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kjbishop2003 Posted 20 Apr 2009 , 12:38pm
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I'm making a large carrot cake that won't it into the fridge. The cake is 14 square with 10 in square on top, so it's too wide with the board. The bride wants cream cheese frosting for her shower cake. Do I need to refrigerate the cake after it's frosted? I'm really not sure what to do. Buttercream wouldn't really go with carrot cake. Does anybody have any suggestions or a recipe that won't require refrigeration using cream cheese? Thanks!

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kjbishop2003 Posted 20 Apr 2009 , 1:37pm
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Is there any other flavor that can be suggested for carrot cake?

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laurensmitty1982 Posted 21 Apr 2009 , 3:17pm
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I swear I heard that you can buy cream cheese flavoring. If so, you can just to buttercream that taste like cream cheese..

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clovely Posted 26 Apr 2009 , 12:20pm
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This works basically like buttercream. I really think it can be left out...

If you use my recipe it works just like buttercream and it crusts too.

You can add a teaspoon or two of clear vanilla for added taste, but then that diminishes the lemon extract. You can then increase the lemon extract by a few drops. Personally I think that lemon enhances the taste of cream cheese.

Kristels Cream Cheese Icing

8 ounce bar cream cheese
¾ cup Crisco (5.25 ounces)
¼ cup salted butter (2 ounces)
2 pounds confectioners sugar
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon lemon extract

And yes, I use both salted butter and salt in the recipe because I don't like a sickeningly sweet icing.

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