Q: I am baking a birthday cake for a party this Saturday and need a fail-proof frosting recipe that I can decorate with, but that will still taste good. I'd prefer to avoid raw eggs, shortening, or cooking it.
Sent by Victoria
Editor: A good cream cheese frosting is one of my all-time favorites. If cream cheese doesn't quite match the cake you're baking, try the buttercream frosting from Magnolia Bakery. It's made with just butter, confectioner's sugar, milk, and a bit of vanilla extract:
• Carrot Sheet Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
• Magnolia Bakery's Vanilla Buttercream Frosting via RecipeLink.com
Readers, what is your favorite frosting recipe?
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