cheekysweets Posted 14 Feb 2006 , 1:13am
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I am trying to make a whipped cream icing that isn't so fragile. I can't get piping gel for the wilton recipe....what could meringue powder do??????? And how much? Any suggestions?

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cheekysweets Posted 14 Feb 2006 , 1:59am
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I know there won't be an explosive reaction ,but, no one has any suggestions. Just trying to bump it up.

AlamoSweets Posted 14 Feb 2006 , 2:47am
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This is the recipe that resembles the frosting that grocery stores use. It may be more sturdy than what you are using.

WHIPPED CREAM FROSTING
(Will Frost Two 13 x 9-Inch Cakes)

4 Tbsp. flour
1 c. milk
1/2 c. butter
1/2 c. shortening
1 c. sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
pinch of salt

Make a paste of 4 tablespoons flour and 1/4 cup milk.
When smooth add rest of milk. Cook until it is thick. Cool.
Add butter and shortening. Beat 4 minutes. Add 1 cup sugar,
vanilla and salt. Beat 8 more minutes. Can be frozen

dodibug Posted 14 Feb 2006 , 2:56am
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There is a recipe floating around using gelatin to help stabilize wc. It might be on here in the recipe section. If not try to search the forum section.

cashley Posted 14 Feb 2006 , 4:09am
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This is a recipe for piping gel if that helps you
2 tblsp gelatin
2 tblsp cold water
2 cup light corn syrup
Sprinkle gelatin in water and let stand 5 min
Heat on dbl boiler until dissolved
Add corn syrup and heat through
Cool and store in fridge.

SquirrellyCakes Posted 14 Feb 2006 , 5:29am
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The meringue powder won't blend in correctly. Use Whip-it by Oetker as an alternative or the gelatine powder method. I do prefer the piping gel, you can use Wilton or CK. Just from comparison, the Wilton recipe holds up the best and the longest.
Another thing we used to do was use powdered sugar instead of granulate and add about 1/4 to 1/2 tsp. of cream of tartar. Doesn't work nearly as well though.
Hugs Squirrelly

Liis Posted 14 Feb 2006 , 5:48am
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I always put a little gealtine in my whipped cream if i need it to hold shape. make sure you don't put too much though because too much would make it gummy like. just a little.

cheekysweets Posted 14 Feb 2006 , 8:44pm
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Thanks all, I'll try the gelatine method.

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