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post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 

Hi! I'm going to make a birthday cake-

 

It's carrot cake filled with cream cheese frosting (butter, cream cheese, p.sugar, vanilla).

 

My question:

 

This cake is going to be designed as a beach scene. The frosting will be used to create the ocean.

 

Is it ok to use this frosting for that or should I use a classic buttercream meruinge for the top and decorations?

 

I read in some places that cream cheese frosting can melt- but I want a flavorful top....(and not work twice to create 2 frostings)

 

I also don't want the cake to melt on the spot.

 

Any thoughts?

 

Thanks:-)

post #2 of 6

I had good luck with white chocolate in the cream cheese - melting white chocolate (be careful it burns easily) - and beating it into the beaten cream cheese.  This doesn';t add any flavor really, since white chocolate doesn;t taste of much, and it functions as a hardener.  It melts at a higher temperature.  Try to experiment with it a little.  see how it holds up in decoration in the heat. 

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post #3 of 6
Thread Starter 

Thanks a lot Sidauri! will it be good also for decorating? I mean to create a beach scene for ex?

post #4 of 6

I'm not sure what you mean by a beach scene, Galit.  If you mean piling up a 3 dimensional thing with waves i think you may need to use a more traditional decorating frosting.  If you mean piping  a drawing onto the surface, that works fine.  You might try with different proportions of chocolate, though, I never did any thick decorating. 

"Siduri said, 'Gilgamesh, where are you roaming? You will never find the eternal life that you seek...Savour your food, make each of your days a delight, ... let music and dancing fill your house, love the child who holds you by the hand and give your wife pleasure in your embrace.'"
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post #5 of 6

Mix 1/2 cream cheese and 1/2 butter cream on outside make a bit stiffer for summer use. . Use ground frosted flakes for sand,.crystal ginger for rocks stacked if you want. have fun

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Chef EdB
Over 50 years in food service business 35 as Ex Chef. Specializing in Volume upscale Catering both on and off premise .(former Exec. Chef in the largest on premise caterer in US  with 17 Million Dollars per year annual volume). 
      Well versed in all facets of Continental Cuisine...

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post #6 of 6

Is there really workign Ed? We are plannng to make a 3 layer cake a we are going to use cream cheese frosting also. Thanks!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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