A lot of people recommend adding more powdered (icing) sugar to frosting until you get a consistency stiff enough for piping. As if powdered sugar didn't have any taste! Adding more sugar = more sweetness. Not good.
More powdered sugar is NOT the answer. While most recipes will tell you to use softened cream cheese, I've discovered that if you use it straight from the fridge, you will end up with stiff frosting that's perfect for piping.
CREAM CHEESE FROSTING
(Will frost about 20 cupcakes)
1 bar (250g) cream cheese, cold, cut up into small cubes
1/2 cup butter, room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups powdered/icing sugar, sifted
In a medium bowl, beat the butter for a few seconds. Add in the cubed cream cheese and vanilla extract.
Beat until combined.
Add powdered sugar in 3 additions. Beat only until the mixture is smooth. Overbeating will make the frosting go soft.
Now you have stiff cream cheese frosting that's perfect for piping those high swirls! Easy.
|Top with sprinkles then it's done. Perfect!|
Ready to bake? Red velvet cupcake recipe can be found here.