Hello fellow cake decos. I have a question. In The Cake Bible RLB references a German product called Cobasan. It's a liquid that's supposed to super-stabalize whipped cream. I live in Germany and plan to go find it this weekend because i want to decorate a cake in whipped cream. Love the flavor.
Has anyone heard of it or used it? If so, what's your opinion?
I've never heard of Cobasan but I did run across a discussion of it on another site. Clicky here... http://forums.egullet.org/index.php?showtopic=38144&mode=linear
Interesting. Have you tried any of her other recipes for whipped cream? If I recal she has quite a few.
I'd love to hear your results!
Thanks DIH. The link was really helpful. I'm going to try both options and see which one I like best.
Rose's "Cake Bible" has 3 or 4 recipes for super stabilized whipped cream. You can actually pipe roses and borders with these whipped cream icings, giving us all a much less sweet yet super light option for icing & decorating. One recipe uses Cobasan, the others gelatin. I recently paid the $50+ to Albert Uster for the 32oz (I believe) bottle of Cobasan, but there are no recipes or ratios for cream to Cobasan provided by the manufacturer or the distributor on the bottle, on the website, or elsewhere. The Cake Bible provides the only real recipe I've been able to find, tho I haven't tried it yet.
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AThanks for the tip on the Cake Bible, will check into it!
I CAN'T FIND MY COPY OF THE CAKE BIBLE! Or my leather jacket. Anyway, found this recipe from the author, Rose Beranbaum, for Stabilized Whipped Cream using things you probably have on hand.
CAKE BIBLE STABILIZED WHIPPED CREAM
1 cup whipping cream
2 T powdered sugar
1 t cornstarch
1/2 t good vanilla
Chill bowl & whisk attachment at least 15 minutes. In a small sauce pan, combine powdered sugar & cornstarch. Add 1/4 cup cold whipping cream. Cook over medium low heat until simmering, stirring constantly until all lumps are gone. Remove from pan to small bowl, and let cool completely.
In cold mixer bowl, beat remaining 3/4 c whipping cream until beater begins to leave traces. On low, gradually add cornstarch mixture, beat to soft peaks. Add vanilla, and beat until desired consistency. Do not over beat.
Will keep on cake 24 hours under refrigeration, but it must be kept cold until serving.
Still have the bottle of Cobasan! Haven't tried it yet! Someday soon.....
Oh No! You've lost your copy of The Cake Bible and your leather jacket!!!!! At least you still have a $50 bottle of a product I had never heard of until I read this thread lol.