My baby cousin, Audrey's, first birthday was celebrated today! She is one precious little girl. Her mother asked me to bake her cake...ladybug themed. The only request? Strawberry cake with cream cheese icing. Now I have never really decorated on cream cheese because I know that the texture is very different from buttercream.
I searched the internet for a crusting butter cream, cream cheese recipe and found a delicious one. I made it an extra day in advance so that if something happened, I had some time to make some changes. It tasted delicious. Once the decorating began, I was very frustrated. Because it is a completely different texture, it doesn't hold well, tends to get glossy and melty-looking, and was generally not covering well. I just kept it in the refrigerator and hoped for the best.
All-in-all, it was a very cute cake. Delicious to eat, might I say. Did I mention that Audrey is precious?? See for yourself!