Topcoat Crème

  • 350 grams (12.3 ounces) cream cheese
  • 80 grams (2.8 ounces) high-quality butter (should hold shape at room temperature)
  • 40 grams (1.4 ounces) cocoa butter
  • 80 grams (2.8 ounces) powdered sugar (adjust to taste)


  • Stand Mixer:

    A powerful stand mixer will make the whipping and combining process much easier. Using a whisk attachment will help achieve a smooth, airy texture.

  • Heatproof Bowl:

    Necessary for melting the cocoa butter. Make sure to use a bowl that can handle quick temperature changes.

  • Spatula:

    A good quality spatula will help you scrape down the bowl and ensure all ingredients are incorporated evenly.

  • Thermometer:

    To accurately check the temperature of the cocoa butter. This is crucial for the stability of your crème.

  • Refrigerator:

    Allowing the crème to rest in the fridge ensures it reaches the perfect working consistency.


Step 1

This crème is multifunctional, strong, and stable. It will help you during long transportations, as well as in moments when the cake should be in the celebration hall! It's pleasant to work with and allows for unique textures.

Step 2

You will need: cream cheese – 350 grams (12.3 ounces), high-quality butter – 80 grams (2.8 ounces), cocoa butter – 40 grams (1.4 ounces), and powdered sugar – 80 grams (2.8 ounces). Make sure the butter can hold its shape even after spending 2 hours at room temperature.

Step 3

Melt the cocoa butter in short bursts and cool it to 28-30°C (82-86°F). Ensure the butter is not overheated, as overheating will affect the stability of the crème.

Step 4

Whip the butter until it turns white, then gradually add the powdered sugar, whisking well each time.

Step 5

While continuing to mix, pour in the cooled cocoa butter at 28-30°C (82-86°F). Adding the cocoa butter gradually helps maintain a stable consistency.

Step 6

Add the room-temperature cream cheese and mix well to combine everything thoroughly.

Step 7

The stability of the crème is achieved with the help of cocoa butter, which strengthens and stabilizes the butter when combined. Allow the crème to rest in the fridge for about an hour or two. The working temperature of the crème is 17°C (63°F).

Step 8

It is best to apply this coating in 2 or 3 stages to ensure a perfectly smooth and sharp finish. This layering technique helps achieve a professional-looking coat that is ideal for celebrations and weddings.


There are countless ways to serve this delightful Topcoat Crème. 🎨✨ For a spectacular dessert display, why not use it to create a multi-layered cake adorned with fresh berries and edible flowers? 🌸🍓

Hosting a more casual event? Spoon it into elegant parfait glasses, alternating with layers of crushed cookies, and top with a sprig of mint for an easy yet impressive treat. 🍨🌿 For a fun and whimsical touch, consider using it as a filling in your favorite crepes or puff pastries, then drizzle with chocolate for that extra wow factor. 🍫🥐❤️

Top it on cupcakes for those perfect Instagram-worthy moments 📸🧁, or even use it to frost an elegant roll cake. The versatility of this crème will not only elevate your desserts but will also leave your guests asking for more!


Want to enjoy this crème without gluten or animal products? No problemo! 😎✨

Gluten-Free: This recipe is naturally gluten-free, but if you're adding it to cakes or other pastries, simply ensure all your baking ingredients are certified gluten-free. 🍞🚫🌾

Vegan: Easy swap alert! Use vegan cream cheese and butter instead of regular dairy products. Substitute cocoa butter with coconut oil if needed, though note that it might slightly alter the flavor and stability. 🌱🧈💚

Your vegan friends will thank you! 🙌✨


  • Why is my crème not stable?

    Make sure you're not overheating the cocoa butter and that all ingredients are at the right temperature before combining.

  • Can I make this crème ahead of time?

    Definitely! Store it in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days and let it come to room temperature before using.

  • What if my crème gets lumpy?

    This often happens if ingredients aren't at the same temperature. Gently warming the mixture and re-whipping can help smooth it out.

  • How can I achieve a perfectly smooth finish?

    Applying the crème in several stages and refrigerating between layers can help achieve a flawless, professional look.

  • Can I use a hand mixer instead of a stand mixer?

    Yes, but it might take a bit longer to achieve the desired texture. Patience is key!

  • Can I flavor the crème?

    Absolutely! You can add vanilla extract, citrus zest, or even a bit of espresso powder for different flavor variations.

Nutrition facts

Recipe Yield:Covers one standard 9-inch cake
Calories:This range accounts for variations in ingredient measurements and adjustments.
Calories (Min - Max):1900 - 2000
Total Fat:160g
Saturated Fat:100g
Total Carbohydrate:60g
Total Sugars:50g