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Old 10-29-2007, 05:00 PM   #1
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Cream Cheese icing Question

OK, I made a 13x9 pan of carrot cake and the icing recipe calls for 8oz of cream cheese and 1lb of icing sugar. Um...that seems like a LOT of icing to me. Think I'd be OK with doing 4oz of cream cheese and a cup and a half (ish) of icing sugar?

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Old 10-29-2007, 05:16 PM   #2
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Alix, SO's recipe calls for the same, 8 oz. of cream cheese and a Lb of confectioner's sugar along with 2 tsp vanilla and a half cup of butter.

That's enough for a two layer cake.

What? Are you concerned about having too much cream cheese frosting?
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Old 10-29-2007, 05:42 PM   #3
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I'd half the frosting recipe Alix and add more as needed to avoid leftovers.
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Old 10-31-2007, 11:33 AM   #4
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Thanks Dina. Thats what I ended up doing, sorry I didn't post sooner.

Andy, too much frosting would mean a big fat bum over here and I'd like to avoid that if possible!
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Old 10-31-2007, 11:47 AM   #5
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fwiw...

I like to have extra cream cheese frosting around, because often when I've baked a cake, I still have cookies I've made that aren't quite gone. I use the frosting between cookies to make little sandwiches. (Really good with molasses or ginger snaps)

here's the recipe I use:

1 box powd. sugar
1 cube butter, soft
1 box cream cheese
tsp. vanilla
milk, as needed
Beat first 4 ingreds together. Add milk.
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Old 10-31-2007, 09:06 PM   #6
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Does that mean that its ok to half the amt alix mentioned and can still frost a 2 layer cake?

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I'd half the frosting recipe Alix and add more as needed to avoid leftovers.
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Old 11-01-2007, 12:32 PM   #7
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No fawn, 1/2 the amount of icing only works for a one layer cake. I made a 9x13 pan and half the recipe was just right for that. A two layer cake would need the full recipe.
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I see thanks alix for that clarification :)
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Old 11-06-2007, 06:40 AM   #9
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Have you ever tried almond extract in cream cheese frosting instead of vanilla? It is absolutely awesome!

Sorry it's sorta off subject but it's so yummy I had to share.
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Old 11-10-2007, 02:59 AM   #10
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I love cream cheese frosting, but that sounds great, I will try it.
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