Wednesday, 31 July 2013

How To Fix Lumpy Cream Cheese Frosting | Food & Drink

If you follow me on Instagram you probably know that last weekend I did a little baking.  One of the treats I made was the pumpkin cake I attempted a couple weeks ago.  This time, however, my cream cheese frosting went horribly wrong.  I really didn't want to waste all that frosting, but it tasted bad- unless you like lumps of butter in your frosting... Of the course the next logical thing to do is Google a solution right?  A few people recommended to microwave it! I was a little apprehensive about trying this, but it was either that or throw it out.  So, all I did was throw it into the microwave for about 20 seconds, and then stir it well with a fork until it was smooth.  Then I threw it into the fridge until it was stiff again. It worked!! I was so impressed.  It makes perfect sense right? Whoever thought of this initially was genius.  It turned out so well I think I might do this every time!

Another alteration I made to the frosting was swapping honey for icing sugar like my mom suggested.  It was awesome! Didn't taste too much different, and there was no stupid icing sugar in there. I used 2 packages of cream cheese, about 4 heaping tablespoons of honey, and about almost an 1/8 cup of butter. 

I hope this tip helps you save your lumpy frosting!