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Problem with Cupcake Frosting


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Today i tried a cup cake recipe with a butter-cream chesse frosting. i followed the instraction carfully: to beat the butter first 3 minutes until it becomes soft, then to add the cream chesse and beat, then add vanilla....(know here's when the problems started). After i add the last ingredient (the confectioners sugar) it frosting was not smooth as the author explained....my frosting looked crudel.

What might went wrong.? i have a suspetion in one of the following:

cream chesse, i used low fat

confectioners sugar, i did not sifted it because the author did not specify.

Any thoughts?

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Today i tried a cup cake recipe with a butter-cream chesse frosting.  i followed the instraction carfully: to beat the butter first 3 minutes until it becomes soft, then to add the cream chesse and beat, then add vanilla....(know here's when the problems started). After i add the last ingredient (the confectioners sugar) it frosting was not smooth as the author explained....my frosting looked crudel.

What might went wrong.? i have a suspetion in one of the following:

cream chesse, i used low fat

confectioners sugar, i did not sifted it because the author did not specify.

Any thoughts?

I've had that happen if my cream cheese was too cold.

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Was the cream cheese at room temperature? Or was it cold when you beat it into the beaten butter? If it was cold, that could be a problem. Hope this helps.

editing to add: middydd and I must have posted at around the same time!

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any time you work in a mixer, it is important to scrape the sides of the bowl down with a rubber spatula several times during mixing. it will help bring all the ingredients together. i have yet to meet a mixer that can reach every section of the mixer perfectly!

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I had that problem with making a cheesecake when I didn't allow the cream cheese to come to room temperature. I just thought about ten minutes on the counter would be enough, but no, I had ugly lumps. Anyway, I learned from it and next time, I will check and DOUBLE CHECK.

Hope you get better results next time!

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