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Monday, June 10, 2019

Decorator's Cream Cheese Frosting {Perfect for Piping!}

All of the tangy cream cheese flavor you love in the classic frosting, but sturdy enough to be piped and hold it's shape. This decorator's cream cheese frosting is the best parts of buttercream and cream cheese frosting combined.

swirl of decorator's cream cheese frosting piped on black slate with multi colored sprinkles on top



     It has been at least a week since I last shared a frosting recipe with you, so it is overdue! This frosting is worth the wait. It has the tang of cream cheese but it is perfect for piping into swirls, rosettes, shells and more.



       There are a few kinds of cake that just beg to be slathered with cream cheese frosting. Carrot cake and banana cakes are two obvious choices, but cream cheese also goes well with chocolate cake and many more.

mixer bowl full of stiff cream cheese frosting for piping on cake


     The problem is the standard cream cheese frosting isn't great for doing much more than spreading over the cake. It is soft and doesn't hold it's shape well.

      It is absolutely delicious, but not great for piping. And for frosting lovers like myself, sometimes a little bit of frosting spread on top of a cupcake isn't enough.

       (It's never enough!) Bring on the fluffy swirls of frosting!

mixer paddle full of decorator's cream cheese frosting


       Luckily this recipe allows you to have the best of both worlds. It pipes like and American buttercream dream but has that familiar cream cheese taste we love.

       The final product does form a slight crust, especially if chilled, that makes transportation a lot easier. It also helps it hold up to a little more warmth than a standard cream cheese frosting.

rosettes of cream cheese frosting piped onto cupcakes


        For even more stability, you could substitute some shortening in for some of the butter. The higher melting point always helps to keep things a bit more resistant to temperature.

      You can definitely taste the cream cheese in the final product without any help. If you feel like it needs a little more though, a teaspoon of cream cheese emulsion will help drive the flavor home.

swirls of cream cheese frosting piped onto cupcakes


        After several batches of this frosting in the past month, I can assure you that this frosting will be a hit.  You'll see it featured on some pretty cookie stacks I'm sharing and also some super fun summer cupcakes.

         Go ahead and make a practice batch of frosting now so you'll be ready for those when I share them!




swirls of cream cheese frosting piped between layers of chocolate cookies for cookie stacks




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American
Yield: 30 servings
Author: Cooking With Carlee

Decorator's Cream Cheese Frosting {Perfect for Piping!}

All of the tangy cream cheese flavor you love in the classic frosting, but sturdy enough to be piped and hold it's shape. This decorator's cream cheese frosting is the best parts of buttercream and cream cheese frosting combined.
prep time: 10 Mcook time: total time: 10 M

ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened*
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1-2 Tablespoons milk
  • optional: 1 teaspoon cream cheese emulsion

instructions:

How to cook Decorator's Cream Cheese Frosting {Perfect for Piping!}

  1. Beat together butter and cream cheese until super smooth and creamy.
  2. Add salt, powdered sugar, vanilla and cream cheese emulsion if using. Mix until combined.
  3. Add a tablespoon of milk and continue to mix for at least 2 minutes. Adjust final consistency with more milk or powdered sugar.
  4. Spread or pipe immediately or store in the refrigerator in an airtight container. 

NOTES:

*For added stability, substitute 1/4 cup of shortening for some of the butter
Calories
100.91
Fat (grams)
4.44
Sat. Fat (grams)
2.75
Carbs (grams)
15.38
Fiber (grams)
0.00
Net carbs
15.38
Sugar (grams)
14.97
Protein (grams)
0.30
Sodium (milligrams)
55.01
Cholesterol (grams)
12.16
Created using The Recipes Generator



All of the tangy cream cheese flavor you love in the classic frosting, but sturdy enough to be piped and hold it's shape. This decorator's cream cheese frosting is the best parts of buttercream and cream cheese frosting combined.

9 comments:

  1. I love frosting that it’s not only delicious but pipes well. This looks perfect! Happy Monday girl!

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  2. I have so many issues trying to pipe cream cheese frosting. I'll have to try this next time I'm working with it! Thanks, Carlee!

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    1. It's not easy normally, but this version works!

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  3. I think that you should just make frosting and sell it!!! This frosting looks so pretty. I could just eat it like an Ice Cream Cone!

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    1. I like the way you think! I would totally eat an ice cream cone of frosting too!

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  4. I've been looking for a recipe like this! Pinning! We would love if you would share at our weekly link-up party Handmade & Otherwise (Fridays 8am-Mondays 8pm). http://petalspiesandotherwise.com/category/handmade-otherwise/

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  5. I don't do a lot of piping, but looking at this glorious frosting makes me want to make cupcakes just so I can pipe!

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    1. A nice swirl on top of a cupcake is certainly easy enough to do and gives them that extra panache!

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