Buttercream Cream Cheese Decorator Frosting
This is a recipe that I created because I decorate a-lot of cakes and cupcakes. This works well for decorating, and it has lots of flavor. I let whatever I decorate set uncovered for several hours for the frosting to firm up and then I cover it loosely until time to transport or eat. The only problem I seem to have with this frosting is making sure I get enough for my cakes or cupcakes before the kids or my husband hits the bowl!
- Ready In:
- 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
- 1⁄2 cup butter, softened
- 1⁄2 cup Crisco shortening (preferably butter flavored)
- 1⁄2 teaspoon coconut flavoring
- 1⁄2 teaspoon lemon extract
- 1⁄2 teaspoon butter flavoring
- 1 teaspoon almond extract
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 -4 tablespoons milk
- 2 lbs powdered sugar
- Beat the cream cheese, butter and crisco on medium or high speed for 1 minute or until light and fluffy. Add extracts and flavorings and 3 tablespoons of milk, beat on medium speed until combined. Gradually add the powdered sugar in about six different intervals and beat until well combined between intervals, using a rubber scraper to make sure all ingredients are incorporated. Beat on high speed for approximately 1 minute to increase the volume. Frosting will be light and fluffy, you may need to add up to 1 tablespoons of milk for desired consistency. I usually add up to 1 teaspoons extra of one of the extracts if I am going to use the frosting for use in a decorating bag. I just prefer the flavoring instead of the extra milk.
- If you are going to use this as a colored decorator frosting I've found that adding the gel colors when you add the extracts and milk seems to work the best.
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Yum! I just used the vanilla, lemon, and almond extract (I tripled the lemon amount). Then I added about 1/8 of a cup of raspberry jam (I pressed the seeds out through a sieve). Tasty, light frosting with a hint of pink. This recipe made enough frosting for 2 nine inch lemon cakes and PLENTY left over, which I froze (hoping that works out...). No fancy piping or decorating, just a filling layer and frosting the outside.