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    Help Needed To Make Frosting!
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    • 8th Jun 05, 5:39 PM
    Help Needed To Make Frosting! 8th Jun 05 at 5:39 PM
    Hi

    Right, I have made a carrot cake (with hubbys help) and would like to make HM frosting. How do I do it? :confused:

    Have looked in fridge and pantry and have small tub of low fat cream cheese (needs using) icing sugar & butter etc. Are these the right ingredients?

    Can anyone tell me the easiest but tasty way of doing this. I dont want to make it too sickly though!!

    Need it for tomorrow night.

    Thanks All

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  • Noozan
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    • 8th Jun 05, 5:48 PM
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    • 8th Jun 05, 5:48 PM
    I usually just beat icing sugar into soft cheese (you can adjust the amount to taste if you don't like it too sweet) together with a few drops of vanilla extract and a squeeze of lemon juice to lift it. Dust with a little cinammon.
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    • squeaky
    • By squeaky 8th Jun 05, 6:25 PM
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    • 8th Jun 05, 6:25 PM
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    • 8th Jun 05, 6:25 PM
    Sure... from my trusty Be-Ro Recipe Book:-

    Glace icing:

    4oz sieved icing sugar

    15ml 1tbsp warm water

    Place icing sugar in a basin and add the water.

    Stir until smooth, add flavouring or colouring as required, use at once.

    (This is the simple common icing you see most often)


    Butter icing:

    2oz butter or margarine

    4oz sieved icing sugar

    Cream the fat, gradually add icing sugar and cream together.

    Add flavouring or colouring as required.

    (this is the softer icing often used as a filling too)
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    • spendaholic
    • By spendaholic 8th Jun 05, 6:43 PM
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    • 8th Jun 05, 6:43 PM
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    • 8th Jun 05, 6:43 PM
    Scusey me, folks - and good luck with the carrot cake, PP, I LOVE carrot cake - but ... I've been seeing this all over the place and have probably been very dense and will slap my forehead when you tell me ... but ...

    ... what's HM? :confused:

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    • By badgermonkey 8th Jun 05, 6:45 PM
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    • 8th Jun 05, 6:45 PM
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    • 8th Jun 05, 6:45 PM
    Prepare to slap...





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    • spendaholic
    • By spendaholic 8th Jun 05, 6:50 PM
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    • 8th Jun 05, 6:50 PM
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    • 8th Jun 05, 6:50 PM
    OFGS!

    Thanks, badgermonkey!

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    • apprentice tycoon
    • By apprentice tycoon 8th Jun 05, 7:09 PM
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    • #7
    • 8th Jun 05, 7:09 PM
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    • 8th Jun 05, 7:09 PM
    CREAM CHEESE ICING....

    4 oz of very soft butter - not oily but very squidgy
    4 oz full fat philadelphia
    8 oz sifted icing sugar

    Beat the soft butter and cream cheese together then beat in the icing sugar
    you can top the cake with carrots made from marzipan with angelica leaves in the top, and then sprinkle chopped walnuts in the centre

    You say that you have a low fat soft cheese, this may mean that the icing is a bit soft so I would add a little more butter in this case
    • Curry Queen
    • By Curry Queen 8th Jun 05, 8:10 PM
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    • 8th Jun 05, 8:10 PM
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    • 8th Jun 05, 8:10 PM
    I like to make mine with marscapone but you can substitute it with any cream cheese


    125g mascarpone
    250g icing sugar
    90g unsalted butter
    tsp vanilla essence
    lemon, juice only


    Just bung it all in food processor and whizz


    Edit: this is also very yummy spread on gingerbread too!!! ... see recipe index for the recipe I used for that the other day. It came out all soft and sticky and mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm


    Edit 2: it's here
    Last edited by Curry_Queen; 08-06-2005 at 8:19 PM.
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    • 8th Jun 05, 8:31 PM
    When should I do it?
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    • 8th Jun 05, 8:31 PM
    Thanks all for your replies!

    How far in advance can i do the cream cheese icing? We have to take it at about 7pm...any ideas??? Cake is already done and dusted.

    Thanks

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    • Curry Queen
    • By Curry Queen 8th Jun 05, 8:43 PM
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    Have you any room to store it in the fridge? If so, you could make it this evening, otherwise leave it till later tomorrow. I know shop bought cakes aren't refridgerated but their cheese frosting isn't made with fresh ingredients
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  • finc
    Soft cheese frosting advice please
    I'm going to make a carrot cake as I've got loads of carrots that need using . The only problem is I've no philly cheese and I have to have the cheese frosting on carrot cake, it's just not the same without it IMO
    I have got a tub of quark, has anyone ever tried making lovely cheese icing with quark and does it work? Would you use the same quantities to make it as regular philly cheese?
    Thanks for any help.
    • thriftlady
    • By thriftlady 12th Aug 06, 5:30 PM
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    I have seen recipes which suggest using quark in place of the full fat version. I'm sure it would work texture-wise but the lovely rich taste will be gone.

    I don't like quark:rolleyes: give me fat anytime
  • finc
    I prefer the full fat version too but I've only got quark. Was going to make a quark chocolate cake that I've a recipe for but haven't got enough eggs.
    • thriftlady
    • By thriftlady 12th Aug 06, 5:35 PM
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    Finc, if the choc cake recipe needs a lot of eggs, say 3+ you can safely ditch one and add a bit more liquid.
  • finc
    Oh thanks for the tip. Might make the carrot cake and freeze it until I've got the proper cheese and do the choc cake instead.
    • recovering spendaholic
    • By recovering spendaholic 12th Aug 06, 10:45 PM
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    You can use quark, but you need to add in some butter with the icing sugar or the texture won't be right - it goes thin and won't set.
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    • LindseyM
    • By LindseyM 8th Mar 09, 11:07 AM
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    Costco Icing...?
    Hi everyone,

    I'm making carrot cake, and I'm wanting to make the icing like what they use on the Costco carrot cake - does anyone have a recipe for that? I'd be v greatful

    Thanks, Lindsey
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    • Bongedone
    • By Bongedone 25th Jun 09, 6:42 PM
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    Thicken cream and cheese topping
    Hi,

    I made a carrot cake yesterday.

    Today I have made the topping as per James Martin recipe consisting of:

    250ml Mascapone cheese
    250ml Double cream
    2tbs Sugar
    2tbs Cointreau

    Problem is the mix is not thick enough to top the cake with. Is there anyway to thicken it? Last time I made it I must have used extra thick cream.

    Will this mix whip do you think or will the Cointreau stop it?

    Cheers
    • Bongedone
    • By Bongedone 25th Jun 09, 6:52 PM
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    Solved. I whipped it.

    Should have done that before I posted
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