Van Chaplin; Lisa Powell Bailey
Marge Perry
August 10, 2012

Can you freeze extra frosting that contains cream cheese? If so, for what length of time?

Cream cheese frosting is not likely to freeze well: it becomes watery and crumbly. The same can be true for a confectioners' sugar buttercream frosting, but you can return it to it's former fluffly glory, according to Melanie Underwood, Institute of Culinary Education chef-instructor and former pastry chef of The Plaza Hotel in New York City. "Be sure to defrost the frosting completely before you re-whip it," says Chef Melanie, "and adjust the texture with just a little milk if needed". She recommends making a Swiss or Italian meringue buttercream for a cake frosting that freezes exceptionally well.

Recipe: Sweet Potato-Pecan Cupcakes With Cream Cheese Frosting

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