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my cream cheese frosting is very running how can i thicken it up

i use fat free cream cheese and fat free margarine plus powdered sugar

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sue1950

Asked by sue1950 at 11:18 AM on Nov. 15, 2008 in Food & Drink

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  • Add more powdered sugar or meringue powder.
    navy-wife

    Answer by navy-wife at 11:22 AM on Nov. 15, 2008

  • i agree, i think it needs more sugar
    sunmoonstars

    Answer by sunmoonstars at 3:23 PM on Nov. 15, 2008

  • or put it in the fridge for a while, that might help.
    sunmoonstars

    Answer by sunmoonstars at 3:23 PM on Nov. 15, 2008

  • I can't imagine why it is runny, could it have something to do with the fat free? I agree use more powdered sugar. I will look at my recipe to see what goes in it but I don't think you are adding anything different.
    Peajewel

    Answer by Peajewel at 7:16 PM on Nov. 15, 2008

  • 1 (8 ounce) cream cheese
    5 tablespoons butter
    1 cup powdered sugar

    It will be runny if you use margarine. So make sure its BUTTER.
    Mom2Girls83

    Answer by Mom2Girls83 at 9:17 PM on Nov. 15, 2008

  • If it is runny, add more powdered sugar. It has a starch in it, so it will help. In the future, use Smart Balance, and you won't have that problem.
    jespeach

    Answer by jespeach at 10:21 PM on Nov. 15, 2008

  • my mom has used butter and margarine and it turns out ok. she uses cream cheese, a little milk, vanilla extract, and butter/marg, and powdered sugar. the sugar is always in last and she adds untill it's right, everything else is measured.
    Tarable525

    Answer by Tarable525 at 1:45 AM on Nov. 17, 2008

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