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Cream Cheese Frosting

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  1. 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  2. 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
  3. 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar, sifted
  4. 1/2 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  5. 1 tablespoon water
  6. 3/4 teaspoon unflavored gelatin
  1. In a medium bowl, beat the cream cheese with the butter at medium speed until smooth. Beat in the confectioners' sugar and lemon juice.
  2. Put the water in a small heatproof bowl. Add the gelatin and let stand until softened, about 5 minutes. Place the bowl in a small saucepan of boiling water and stir just until the gelatin melts. Beat the gelatin mixture into the frosting and use right away.
Serve With Giraffe-Spot Cake.