Cream cheese or full fat soft???

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Suziekettles

Cream cheese or full fat soft???

Have just used Aldi full fat soft cheese to make
Cake topping, however after a gentle mix with a few other ingredients it is so soft it would run off the cake. The recipe did state CREAM CHEESE but I dont think any of my local supermarkets sell it.
Do you know if Philly full fat is thicker and more suitable?
Any other ideas.
Whenever I have a slice of cake in a coffee shop, their cream cheese frosting/icing is terrific! I've never been able to re create it.

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Gravy Queen

Cream cheese

Never used the Aldi brand so can't make a comparison with Philly . The fact that it is full fat should be enough unless you have possibly over beat it ? Delia uses mascarpone in some cakes and it makes a really dreamy topping !

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Suziekettles

Cream cheese/full fat soft

No, I didn't overbeat, just a fairly gentle stir. I thought adding a couple of tablespoons of icing sugar would help, but this turned it into an even slacker mixture??
Shall try Philadelphia next time.

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SonyaK

Cream cheese or full fat soft???

Don't know the texture of the soft cheese, but Philly full fat is quite solid - like butter - when cold. It softens when warmed, for beating, but then goes nice and firm again when kept in the fridge.
Give it a go - it's always worked well for me!!

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Linzechris

Cream cheese or full fat soft???

They should be the same cheese. If chilling doesn't help add a few drops of lemon juice. That should help.

 
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