8.26.2012

Almond Infused Cream Cheese Frosting

Red Velvet Petal Cake with Almond Cream Cheese Frosting and Pearl Sprinkles
Frosting recipe 1 out of 6 from my Tale of 12 Cakes week:

This cake was my sister's favorite, and for good reason. It was a beauty, and was the first time I had tried using the petal-decorating technique on a cake. The sides were a bit more tricky than I expected, but the top came out just lovely. 

Almond-Infused Cream Cheese Frosting

4 oz unsalted butter, softened
4 oz cream cheese, softened
2 C powdered sugar
1 t vanilla extract
1 t almond extract
milk (optional)

Directions:
In a large bowl, beat together butter, cream cheese, and vanilla and almond extracts in your stand mixer. With the miter on low speed, add the powdered sugar a cup at a time until smooth and creamy. If the mixture is too stiff, add milk until you reach your desired consistency.

Recipe adapted from: The Food Network

20 comments:

  1. I love how you decorated the top of your cake. It is so classy!

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  2. I love how you modified the petal technique to make a flower on top. Very pretty!

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  3. Sooooooo Pretty!! Love this cake! The frosting sounds goods, but looks wonderful!

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  4. Beautiful!! Can't wait for the rest of the series. Wanna come to WA for all our birthdays so you can make our cakes :) ?

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  5. Beautiful cake! And almond-infused fosting sounds divine! I found you via I Should be Mopping the Floor's blog, now following :)

    Jessica
    http://jessica-healthymommyhealthybaby.blogspot.com/

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  6. That's beyond pretty it is stunning. I truly don't think I've seen anything prettier. It is very classy looking and so perfecting gone. Looking forward to the rest of the series, but can't imagine anything prettier than this. You are incredibly talented. Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration with Sunday’s Best – you helped make the party a success!

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  7. WOW that's absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!!!!

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  8. I bet this was as tasty as it was lovely.
    I would love to have you add this to a collective link party I co-host, Eat Make Grow: http://www.hideousdreadfulstinky.com/2012/08/eat-make-grow-thursday-5.html
    I host along with two other bloggers, so one link shows up on all three blogs, and we feature a couple of bloggers each week. We're always looking for great content like this! Hope to see you over there.

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  9. This sounds amazing. It is so beautiful. I have a link party on Wednesdays, and I would love it if you would link this and any other posts. It is called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party. It runs from Wednesday to Sundays.
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2012/08/free-bee-sweet-hat-pattern-crocheted.html
    I hope to see you there. I am your newest follower, and I would love for your to follow me also. Have a great Day.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above
    www.adornedfromabove.com

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  10. Wow this cake is beautiful! And sounds delicious too!

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  11. That is gorgeous! My daughter loves to bake, I cannot wait to show her (she's 18 yr)
    Hugs!
    Jen @ www.beachmonkeys.net

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  12. I love almond extract! and the frosting looks heavenly good and it's so beautiful!

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  13. Simply gorgeous! I am one of those people who adore the taste of almond extract. I will fight to get the See's Candy dark chocolate and almond paste ... I am so excited to try out this frosting. YUMMO. Your blog is fabulous too! I'm visiting from Faith Trust and Pixie Dust! jules

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  14. Oh my! This looks heavenly and im sure as well as the taste! I love the almond flavor and i cant wait try this recipe! Thanks for sharing.
    Id like to invite you to link up this recipe and your other treats at my linky party today :-)

    http://myricandreasen.blogspot.com/2012/08/passion-parade-friday-link-soiree_30.html

    I LOVE Your blog by the way

    Myric

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  15. This sounds a-mazing! And the flower petals are so beautiful. Thanks for sharing on Tout It Tuesday. Hope to see you tomorrow!

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  16. You had me at almond.

    This is so pretty, I would just put it in a cake dome and admire it.

    Then night would hit, and it would be devoured...

    Thanks for sharing last week. I featured your gorgeous cake, and will also share at Pinterest.

    My best,
    Nicolette

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  17. Oh my goodness, this is almost too pretty to eat {but I'd give it a try anyway - he he}. Wow, you never cease to impress!

    Warmly, Michelle

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  18. You did such an amazing job!
    OK also... I LOVE LOVE LOVE almond extract!!! I try to get away with tossing some in to just about every dessert recipe! Can't wait to try this frosting!!!
    I am a new reader, and so glad I found you!

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