Hi! I’m Luanne, and I love to feed people! Whether it’s cake, cookies, candy, or just good old regular food, I enjoy cooking for my family. I decorated my first cake in 1979, for my daughter’s first birthday. It was from one of the kits that Wilton used to sell many many years ago. It came with a foil character pan (hers was Raggedy Ann and Andy), disposable bags, tips and colors. Remember when everything was covered in buttercream stars? Yup. Haha I was so proud of those cakes! When my kids got to their teen years, it wasn’t so cool anymore to have Mom make your cakes, so I pretty much got out of it for a very long time. About 5 or 6 years ago, I decided I wanted to try again. Finally took those Wilton classes that I’d never been able to take, and learned a few things that I hadn’t taught myself years ago. I also started working with fondant for the first time. I was terrified! Now, I’m more terrified if someone wants all buttercream. Haha I am now trying to perfect my cookie decorating skills, as well. I live in Southern Nevada, have two kids in their upper 30’s (how’d that happen???), and my two fur-babies, Joey and Charlee. I love seeing all of the tutorials on this site, and enjoy seeing everyone’s creations. There is such inspiration, everywhere!
The Last Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe You’ll Ever Need
Beat 8 oz. cold cream cheese (not rock solid, but it means you can use it straight out of the refrigerator) with 5 Tbsp. softened butter and 2 tsp. vanilla until combined. Gradually add 2 c. powdered sugar that has been sifted after measuring. Continue to add more sifted powdered sugar until you reach a consistency and sweetness that fits your taste.
No softening the cream cheese (though you do have to plan ahead with the butter). No whipping to a certain point that occurs for all of ten seconds before it's ruined. The hardest part is not eating the frosting straight from the bowl by the spoonful.