Decorating With Cream Cheese Frosting?

Decorating By twistedsweets Updated 19 May 2012 , 5:48pm by sweettreat101

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twistedsweets Posted 18 May 2012 , 4:48pm
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So, I've run across a Paula Deen cream cheese frosting recipe and it sounds yummy. I'm making a cake for a friend's birthday this weekend and she loves cream cheese. I was seriously thinking about trying this icing out, but I still want to decorate the cake and was wondering how well cream cheese frosting holds up for working on. Can I color it just like buttercream frosting? Does it crust any?

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akaivyleaf Posted 18 May 2012 , 6:51pm
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You can color it just like buttercream. You can do some decorating with it, but when you manipulate cream cheese in a piping bag, the temperature from your hands will cause it to soften even more so you have to work quick and refrigerate often. I wouldn't do a lot of elaborate tips, the detail won't be as crisp, but for a scalloped edge, definitely.

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carmijok Posted 18 May 2012 , 7:04pm
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All my cakes are buttercream that have cream cheese in it.
I decorate with it and pipe with it and it tastes great.
I don't know what Paula Deen's recipe is but mine is 2 sticks of real butter,
1- 8 ounce box of cream cheese (both softened and creamed well in mixer)
Slowly add 2 lbs powdered sugar. Add a touch of salt if needed.

I get rave reviews from customers for this frosting and it's easy to work with.
Crusts great too.

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twistedsweets Posted 19 May 2012 , 12:39am
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@akaivyleaf- that's what I was wondering. I figured it might get a little too soft.

@carmijok- your recipe is pretty similar. Her's uses a little less sugar. I think 2lbs comes out to 8 cups and her recipe uses the same amount of butter but only 6 cups of sugar.
Thank you both soo much for the input. icon_smile.gif

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sweettreat101 Posted 19 May 2012 , 5:48pm
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This is my favorite cream cheese frosting recipe to decorate with and it does crust.

1 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup shortening
16 ounces cream cheese, softened
3 1/2 pounds powdered sugar
1 tablespoon pure vanilla
1/2 teaspoon salt

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