Cream Cheese Frosting Options

Discussion in 'Professional Pastry Chefs' started by catciao, Aug 22, 2005.

  1. catciao

    catciao

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    I'm making a carrot cake and usually make a butter/cream cheese frosting. Does anyone know of a "cream cheese" frosting recipe that is easily piped for borders. This will be a two-tiered wedding cake. Although it tastes great, my cream cheese frosting stays soft even when cold. I'm looking for something that would harden more like a buttercream.
     
  2. m brown

    m brown

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    i use butter cream with cream cheese and lemon zest.
    mmmmm.
     
  3. catciao

    catciao

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    Thanks, Michelle. What is your ratio of buttercream to cream cheese? IOW, how much cream cheese would you add? I generally make buttercream with 1# sugar, 4 oz water & 6 egg whites (for the meringue) to 20 oz butter & vanilla. Would I substitute some of the butter or just add c.c.? My cream cheese frosting just mixes powdered sugar,vanilla, cream cheese and butter. (4:1 ratio of c.c. to butter). Does this make sense? Thanks.