Cream Cheese Frosting For Icing A Wedding Cake

by Nathal2009

A Fresh Batch Of Frosting

A Fresh Batch Of Frosting

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Hi Dear,

My question is on Cream Cheese Frosting For Icing A Wedding Cake. On your wedding cake frosting page you said you would crumb coat the cake in a thick layer of the carrot cake frosting, put it in the fridge for a few hours and then finish the cake with my best wedding cake frosting. But I hate cream cheese frosting. You mean cream cheese icing right? Sorry for this silly questing but I always get confused by the frosting and icing!!!!

Thank you
Nathal2009

Answer

Hi Nathal2009

Sorry for the confusion. I use the terms icing and frosting interchangeably.

I may have to make a note of that on some of the pages. I put a thick layer of cream cheese frosting on the carrot cake before finishing it with buttercream. I do this so that the flavor of the cream cheese comes through. I finish the cakes with the buttercream (also known as "my best wedding cake frosting") because it looks better on a wedding cake and is easier to work with.

If you don't like cream cheese frosting than why not use buttercream to fill and frost? I have done this too and it's quite delicious. You might want to try adding lemon to the buttercream too. Lemon goes well with the carrot cake or vanilla will do beautifully.

I hope this answers you question. Which was not silly by the way.






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Cream cheese icing for a wedding cake?

by Eveline
(Hemingway,SC)

I am doing a wedding cake in cream cheese icing. You wrote that you crumb base ice the cake with the cream cheese icing, then use a buttercream icing over it, Does this over power the flavor of the cream cheese icing. I am worried about cake sliding, with the cream cheese icing.
Thanks for your help,

Eveline
Hi Eveline, That is a legitimate concern when using cream cheese icing. I find that the buttercream (italian meringue recipe) softens the tanginess of the cream cheese frosting and is a nice touch. I have the same fear of the cakes sliding. The buttercream is reassuring as it stays firmer and keeps things in place. I wouldn't worry about the wedding cake frosting overpowering the cream cheese icing. I think in the case of a wedding cake, keeping the cake in one piece is of the utmost importance. LOL

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I will be making a 3 tier carrot wedding cake with cream cheese filling and then covered with fondant. I would like to know if the cream cheese filling will slip off the cakes under the fondant ? I am really worried. Please advise.

Thank you very much
Irynn

Hi Irynn, The best thing to do is make a buttercream dam or ring around the edge of the bottom layer, then fill that with the cream cheese filling. Don't overfill. Then get the cakes nice and cold so the buttercream hardens and keeps things in place. Then crumb coat and do a finish coat of buttercream before adding the rolled fondant. Make sure you use dowel rods or some kind of support system within the cake too. I use either dowel rods or Cake Stackers depending on the situation.

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Buttercream consistency

by Cathy
(Salem, OR)

Hi :)
I notice on your how-to video the consistency of you crumb coat icing seems thinner than the final coating. Is that true? What do you use to thin it out?
Thanks!

Hi :-) Cathy,

I believe you were watching the how to of me frosting and filling a wedding cake on the cake decorating videos page. This particular cake was a carrot cake recipe of mine and the crumb coat is a cream cheese icing which is thinner and more transparent. I then use buttercream to finish frosting the cake and for decorating.

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Cream cheese icing

by Cathy
(Salem, OR)

Hi :)
If I ice a cake in cream cheese icing does it have to go back in the fridge overnight or is it safe to set on the counter for 24 hours? I'm thinking not, but looking for a professional opinion.

Thanks!

Hi Cathy, As long as the cake is kept in a cool spot it will be fine. Lemon juice added to your recipe will help to keep it fresher longer and adds a nice touch. Take a look at my carrot cake icing recipe. This frosting is equally as good on a chocolate or vanilla cake.
Hope this helps.

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