Cream Cheese Frosting Droops

by Hany

Dear Michelle, Thank Heavens you're around to help out. I tried your cream cheese frosting and it tastes great but after piping it, it didn't hold up very well outside the fridge. I live in the tropics so the frosting sort of drooped 10 minutes at room temp. What damage control can I apply to make it thick enough for piping? Thanks a lot.

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Feb 27, 2009
Droopy Cream Cheese Frosting
by: Brooke

Actually, cream cheese icing gets thinner as you add powdered sugar. And it's really not ideal for piping at all unless mixed with a stiff buttercream. But if you are set on piping with it, I would add powdered sugar, very little - 1/4c. - at a time until it is a proper consistency.

Feb 21, 2009
Try More Sugar
by: Michelle (admin)

Hi Hany,

Nice to hear from you again.

Just add more powdered sugar until the frosting thickens up. It may take quite a bit (especially in the tropics) but keep adding until it's q pretty thick consistency.

Leave it out at room temperature for a bit to test the staying power before you pipe.


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