Friday, November 4, 2011

The best cream cheese icing recipe...

Recently, a follower of my blog asked me if you could put fondant over cream cheese icing. I have found that you can do this, as long as you use a good "decorating type" of cream cheese icing, and not one that is too soft. This is the best cream cheese icing recipe I have found. It's actually Wilton's recipe with a little tweaking. If you have followed my blog in the past, you know I am not a huge fan of Wilton, but there are a few things that I do like about their recipes and other things...and they are getting better with the products they offer.    

Cream Cheese Icing

(2) 8 oz. packages cream cheese
1 cup butter (2sticks) -slightly softened
8 cups powdered sugar

Cream the butter and cream cheese and butter together for a few minutes. Be sure the butter is not too soft. Gradually add the powdered sugar and then beat until fluffy. The Wilton recipe calls for adding 1 T. of milk, but I skip this step and like the way it turns out. It's not too soft and holds it's shape for borders and other simple decorations, and even simple roses. 

Spice cake with cream cheese icing and pecans

Groom's cake iced in cream cheese frosting, covered with marshmallow fondant