Tuesday, September 11, 2012

No Cream Cheese - "Cream Cheese" Frosting & a prize pack

Whilst I was at ICES, the vendors were pretty generous with the items they gave us. The lovely folk at Loranns oils gave me some bottles of cheesecake  flavoured oil. They have this great recipe for "NO Cream Cheese - Cream Cheese frosting". Which is especially good when you have someone wanting cream cheese icing on a wedding cake in the middle of summer. (their recipe follows below)



This recipe makes a rich-tasting, not  too sweet frosting. 

1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
3 1/2 cups powdered cane sugar
1 to 3 tablespoons heavy cream
1/4  teaspoon LorAnn Cheesecake Flavouring
dash of sea salt (optional)

*Non-dairy recipe:  substitute shortening for butter and water for cream.

Using an electric mixer, or stand mixer with whisk attachment, cream butter and sugar on low speed until combined, then beat on medium speed for 3 to 4 minutes.  Add cream one tablespoon at a time, until desired consistency is achieved.  Add Cheesecake flavoring and salt and beat an additional 1 minute.

Frosting can be refrigerated for up to 2 weeks.  Bring to room temperature and re-whip before using.
Makes about 3 cups frosting.

Iced cakes and cupcakes can be stored at cool room temperature for up to 3 days.



But that's not all I was given, there's magazines from American Cake Decorating, tips covers & couplers from Ateco, Stencils from Designer Stencils, Edible images from Lucks & more, check out the photo - it's all up for grabs and you could win it! along with some cheesecake oil from Loranns. Simply leave me a comment and tell me your favourite thing you've baked lately and you could be in to win. Competition will be drawn Friday September 21st 2012 - at random

45 comments:

  1. Sounds delicious! I've was given some lemons recently and loved baking lemon meringue tarts for the first time on Father's Day. They were so popular that a repeat performance has been requested for the new batch of lemons I was given yesterday.

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  2. Me and my little 2 year old baked a banana cake with chocolate frosting and it tasted amazing ... the week prior we attempted to make lemon slice and it didnt really turn out but we gave it a go :) loving the recipie for no cream cheese ... frosting soooo would love to give it a whirl sometime :)

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  3. i just used lorann's cheescake flavoured oil for the first time yesterday! my son's last day at his pre-school and thought i would try it out. I couldn't put my finger on the taste exactly but it is totally a creamcheese flavour. Perfect timing! It was bugging me. It made a beautiful creamy texture and i though also made the buttercream less suck your face in sweet as well! Thanks for solving the mystery for me :)

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  4. Yum - my favourite baking thing at the moment is boysenberry cupcakes. Make chocolate cupcakes - core add some Barkers (or others) boyesenberry filling, make butter cream icing adding the boysenberry filling to the icing mix and pipe on - pop a fresh boysenberry on the top and these are DELICIOUS!

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  5. I have just done a class with Paula & Jane so our last cake was a 2 tiered one that we also made a peony for. I used their chocolate mud cake recipe which is fantastic! I gave the cake to Te Atatu hospice so I hope they enjoyed it :)

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  6. That looks fun. Yesterday my kids and I baked cranberry, white chocolate and oatmeal cookies - some goodness in them!! Last week I tried a lemon slice with blueberries - it was pretty good but very gooey.

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  7. I've just made my first wheat free cake! Absolutely wrapt with it too! Tried out various recipes and now have two i'm favouring! And have already been asked to make a wheat free wedding cake - onwards and upwards! - Tania

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  8. Sounds like you had an amazing time! That frosting recipe will be perfect for my vegan friend!

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  9. Oh my that cheesecake flavoured oil sounds fabulous...I wonder if it would be a nice addition to Blondies??
    Last night I baked my favourite brownies, recipe courtesy from a UK friend & trialled some Foccasse from "The Italian Baker" cookbook..a book I recommend to those who like bread baking..

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  10. awesome prize, and the cheese cake oil sounds intriguing, the favourite thing I have baked recently would have to be the rainbow cake, I had been wanting to try one for a very long time and finally had an ocasion to make it, was so much fun and looked awesome :)
    dacoolpuppy@hotmail.com

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  11. I love baking and trying new ideas so recently I made a checkered cake (white chocolate and chocolate mud cake with chocolate ganache fresh cream and raspberries)it was YUMMO and didn't last long! I can't wait to try out other flavour combos and colours it just looks so effective, I could even try it out with the no cream cheese cream cheese icing!!

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  12. I am currently baking a banana cake for hubby's birthday - trying a new recipe, so it may or may not be my favourite thing I've baked lately. Here's hoping it turns out good!

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  13. The latest thing i baked and enjoyed was mars bar slice it was yum

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  14. Last thing I baked was a good ole American pumpkin Pie, Used butternut squash, kumera, Was fab.

    Half@xtra.co.nz

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  15. OMG this is just what I was looking for...I need to make a red velvet cake but it will be out of the fridge for a while, this recipe has SAVED me!!!
    My favourite thing I am baking at the moment is macarons using the freeze dried fruit, gives it such an intense flavour. So far, the best ones are raspberry & white chocolate and Apple & cinnomon...NOM NOM...

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    1. HELIA WHITAKER is our winner. I am emailing you now Helia

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  16. My favourite flavour cake for decorating is white chocolate and raspberry mudcake. Very easy and very yummy. I spent last evening scrolling through yours photos from ICE, what an amazing experience for you to attend. Thank you.

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  17. We made as a family Sunday pancakes, topped with fresh strawberries and raspberries other choice was lemon and sugar, honey and lemon. I few of us where a bit naughty and had a wee bit of cream. Thanks for the great blogs, and the chance to win. Yummy just cant wait till sunday to come around again. Lorena simanloui@xtra.co.nz

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  18. Lemon curd cupcakes, so delicious!

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  19. One of the last things I made was a beautiful baked Passionfruit and White Chocolate Cheesecake. I'd never made a baked cheesecake before but it worked! And it was to die for!

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  20. Yummy! im going to make this tomarrow! my favourite thing i have baked recently was some honey bubble cakes for the kids, they loved them! my favourite thing to bake and eat all by myself is my chocolate mudcake hehe

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  21. the best thing i have made lately is i found a recipe for a great carmel slice, i have tried many recipes but with no success. but at last i have a recipe that my kids have asked me to make again. So that is a good sign, usually it is dont make it again

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  22. Our favourite lately has been red velvet cuppies with cream cheese icing, very keen to try cream cheese-less cream cheese icing :)

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  23. Oh how exciting! What great prizes. I have been experimenting with different mud cake recipes and I think it is the Whangarei cake guild recipe that i have from right here on yr blog. Love it ! it is now my go to fav mudcake recipe. Will take something pretty special to beat this!

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  24. I mastered vanilla cake without eggs that has the texture of normal vanilla / butter cake - there were many cupcakes binned in the last few weeks - now onto trialing caramel cake recipes.

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  25. Yum! I made a beetroot cake last night for the first time. Bit of an experiment, tasted pretty good though with cream cheese frosting!! :D

    Kc

    a-sparkley-silver-lining.blogspot.com

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  26. Isn't it amazing the products they have overseas! Haven't seen any such thing as "Cheesecake flavouring" in New Zealand. It must be so much fun to decorate in America with everything you could possibly dream of at your finger tips! Oh the creations!

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  27. I have found this awesome raspberry and white chocolate muffin recipe that is a hit not only with anyone that tastes it but also my 2yr old son who loves helping Mummy bake these. The other thing we have been making a lot lately is mr2s dinosaur cake a beautiful moist chocolate cake with chocolate icing and dinosaur sprinkles that mr 2 puts on all by himself.

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  28. I have just baked a strawberry champagne cake, using the same recipe as for cupcakes. Tomorrow I will be using my new Agbay on it - cant wait to christen it. This is a trial for my daughters wedding cake, and will be for her birthday later is week.

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  29. My 2 year old loves to help me when I'm baking, so we made some yummy banana cupcakes for daddy :)

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  30. I baked a banana cake with butterscotch buttercream using Loranns butterscotch and it tasted kind of alcoholic, can anyone help, is the cheesecake flavoured oil the same? I have cola, raspberry, bubblegum and marshmallow and none of these smell or taste of alcohol

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  31. Just baked a chocolate cake with chocolate butter icing to share with friends at the park tomorrow!

    tharangi.liyanage@gmail.com

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  32. I love these prizes! Some really exciting stuff there! There is so much exciting things in America huh? Anyway the best thing I baked recently was Raspberry and White Chocolate cupcakes and they were divine!! They had white chocolate whipped ganache as the icing and it was soooo easy, much easier than butter icing!

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  33. I made malva pudding plus im going to try make macarons tomorrow- hoping they come out well

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  34. a chickpea and semolina cake with orange zest through it, it was amazing i thought it would taste way to healthy for my liking. but it was kind of like having a orange syrup cake.

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  35. I've just baked the "ultimate Chocolate cake" by Annabel Langbein. I've made this many times and it always amaze me how simple yet very very tasty they are to make. :) But I would definitely would love to try this frosting next time I bake.

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  36. Have had many requests for chocolate cake so made another one over the weekend for a friends birthday. Having read this however I'm tempted to make a carrot cake soon with the cream cheese flavouring. That looks brilliant!

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  37. I just made banana bread and I am a convert!! One bowl and super quick to make.

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  38. Love that can be made dairy free as 3 yr old is allergic. We have fun making new & exciting things, just made piggie cupcakes :)
    jaime@hotmail.co.nz

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  39. I am currently mastering macarons, am going to try using the freeze dried raspberry powder in them :) also been venturing in to gluten/wheat free baking for my dad. its a challenge but have found some great recipes :D
    thanks
    amy@clearly-computers.co.nz

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  40. My favourite thing's to bake at the moment are Sesame Street cupcakes with my 2 year old son. Elmo, Cookie monster, Oscar the grouch and big bird. He loves them!

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  41. last weekend was my wee girls 2nd birthday and i made my very first 3d elmo choc cake with a choc fudge pressie in front and my 2yr olds eyes just lit up when she saw it and i almost cried with delight as i got it right phewwwww thank goodness

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  42. My fav thing to bake at the moment that seems to be popular with the flatties etc is fudgy choc cupcakes with a choc surprise and a fudgy choc frosting. Yummmmm

    Kim costello

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  43. A full standing R2D2 cake for my son's 4th birthday/ He loved it and am so glad of the time and effort that I put in as it looked awesome!

    Fiona Shine fionashine@hotmail.co.uk

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  44. HELIA WHITAKER is our winner. I am emailing you now Helia

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