A million times over the years, I've been asked for a good Crusting Cream Cheese Buttercream Frosting Recipe that would work well for decorating. Well - this is it! If you're a cake decorator, this is the cream cheese buttercream frosting recipe that you've been looking for!
I've been using this recipe since the very beginning of my cake decorating business way back in 2010 and it's never failed me. This frosting holds up for piping. The frosting will crust. And it's delicious!
I pair this frosting with every flavor of cake you can imagine - vanilla cake, wedding cake, red velvet cake, chocolate cake... all of them. And it's perfection! It's not as soft as many cream cheese frosting recipes - it can't be if you're going to pipe it.
It also might be a little sweeter than you prefer - but it's still not too sweet in my opinion and the cream cheese is still the star!
Mostly though, it's just delicious and great for decorating! That's what's important, right? 😉
Cream Cheese Buttercream Frosting Recipe
You can see from the piped roses on the 50th birthday cake above how well the frosting holds up for piping!
Now let me tell you a bit more about the cake. This sheet cake was huge! I baked 2 layers of 10x14 sheet cake - stacked and filled with the cream cheese buttercream frosting. That's 70 servings of cake!! And it was made for a 50th birthday party!
Since the order was taken somewhat short notice, the banner on top was printed on regular paper. Then I used bamboo skewers to stand it up on the cake. Normally I'd have preferred to do something in gum paste or fondant, but time didn't allow.
Anywho... back to the frosting. The printable recipe for the Cream Cheese Buttercream Frosting is below! And if you have any questions, leave me a comment!