This recipe is a definite winner in the taste category. As someone with lots of cake decorating experience, I would say this is a wonderful filling, but is not suited for frosting (unless you just dollop it on top). This recipe is VERY soft, and does NOT firm up upon refigeration like a buttercream. I made a double batch to decorate a large cake and ditched that plan shortly after I started decorating. I froze this double batch until I thought of a use for it (decided to add it to leftover white rice, added a bit of milk, cinnamon, and a touch more vanilla... it was the most delicious rice pudding imagineable). I might use it as a tart filling sometime, topped with seasonal fruits. Really delicious stuff. PS - I read that it piped well, but I have enough decorating experience to tell that was not going to be the case.
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This recipe is a definite winner in the taste category. As someone with lots of cake...