Can Cream Cheese Icing Be Really Smooth?

Decorating By grandmom Updated 16 Dec 2009 , 7:54pm by Cakepro

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grandmom Posted 15 Dec 2009 , 6:06pm
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A friend is getting married soon and wants an Italian Cream Cake with Cream Cheese Icing for her small wedding, about 15 people. I would like to offer to make the cake for her, but I would want it to look "wedding-y".

I have a very tasty Cream Cheese Icing recipe for Carrot Cake, but I've not tried to smooth it out like you would for a decorated cake.

Can Cream Cheese Icing be smoothed nicely like Buttercream?

If so, is there a recipe particulary well-suited for smoothing?

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JanH Posted 15 Dec 2009 , 11:05pm
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grandmom Posted 16 Dec 2009 , 5:40pm
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JanH to the rescue yet again! Thanks!

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JustToEatCake Posted 16 Dec 2009 , 5:52pm
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I don't have experience with those recipes but I had a great result with Indydebi's crusting buttercream recipe and I had read where she just substituted cr. ch. for part of the shortening so 2 weeks ago I made it and substituted 1/3 cup of shortening for cr ch.(calls for 1 and 1/3 shortening) and it turned out really nice and it crusted nicely too. I added cocoa powder to some, because I needed beige and it was delish!

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Cakepro Posted 16 Dec 2009 , 7:54pm
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Kathy Finholt's recipe (the first link Jan posted) is great and can be smoothed with a papertowel. Don't skimp on the quality of your cream cheese - Philadelphia all the way! icon_smile.gif

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