|Posted by Courtney Lynn/Supersize Family Kitchens on October 9, 2017 at 9:00 PM|
Eye See You Mummy Cake + Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe
Yep, you read that right: two recipes today. The first is a traditional Cream Cheese Frosting. It’s super easy, and goes with virtually any cake. Seriously, I haven’t found a single flavor of cake that it doesn’t go with. It’s similar in texture to canned fFrosting so it’s too thin to use as a decorator’s icing—piping and flowers and whatnot—but it works great with my next recipe, which is….
A Halloween favorite: Eye See You Mummy Cake. It’s so cute! It uses a quick bread mix and Cream Cheese Frosting. It’s easy to decorate—trust me, if I can do it, anybody can. I’m not an excellent cake decorator. I leave that job to my sister Chelsea, decorator extraordinaire.
Cream Cheese Frosting
Makes enough for one 9 x 13 cake
From The Supersize Family’s Guide to the Kitchen cookbook (my affiliate link)
½ cup butter or margarine
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese
2 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
In a mixing bowl, beat butter and cream cheese until smooth. Add powdered sugar and vanilla extract and beat until well-mixed and fluffy.
Eye See You Mummy Cake
Makes one 8 x 4 cake (about ten slices)
From Supersize Family Kitchens
1 quick bread mix, baked in an 8 x 4 loaf pan (actually I used homemade Pumpkin Bread)
1 batch Cream Cheese Frosting (recipe above)
2 cups powdered sugar
2 brown M&Ms
Supplies: 2 ziplock bags
Wilton decorator tips #12 and #789
Let cake cool completely while in pan. Start by icing the top of cake with a layer of cream cheese frosting. Make sure to get the corners, too. Don’t be stingy, the recipe makes more than you’ll need.
Add powdered sugar to remaining frosting and beat until smooth. This stiffens it up a bit so you can control it a little more.
Fit a pastry bag or ziplock bag with a #789 tip. It makes the frosting look like a wide ribbon. Fill the bag with frosting, and pipe wide stripes to resemble a mummy. It’s okay if they’re a little imperfect.
Scoop a big spoonful of frosting into another ziplock bag fitted with the #12 tip. It’s a round tip. Use this to pipe two eyeballs near the top of the mummy. Place one M&M on each eyeball and press gently to adhere.
And that’s it. Keep it in the fridge so the frosting stays where it should. If it warms up, the butter will make the frosting droop a little.
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