mom24 Posted 19 Sep 2007 , 12:27am
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I have a request for a whipped frosting cake (doesn't like buttercream) I have never decorated with whipped, can I? Ofcourse I have iced a cake with it but never used it to decorate and how does it take color? Thanks

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Melvira Posted 19 Sep 2007 , 12:33am
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You can absolutely do it like you do with buttercream! It takes colors just a little lighter though, so don't try things like black and red, etc. Stick to more pastels or lighter shades. It works well and tastes great. A nice light change when you don't want the heavier, sweeter icing. I love both. icon_wink.gif

sharon57 Posted 19 Sep 2007 , 12:34am
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I haven't used it a whole lot, but its fine for borders and stars and such. you can't make a rose or anything like that with it, its good for pastel colors. I used the wilton in a box than you mix with ice water and the bettercream that you buy already made. some people just like it better.

jwm296 Posted 19 Sep 2007 , 12:37am
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You should have no problem. All my cakes in my photos are done with whipped icing. For the flowers I usually do them with either royal icing or gum paste

Carolynlovescake Posted 19 Sep 2007 , 1:14am
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I haven't used it a whole lot, but its fine for borders and stars and such. you can't make a rose or anything like that with it...




Both instructors at the Michael's I work at make roses out of it all the time.

I'll ask them how when I see them next & post how they do it.

Melvira Posted 19 Sep 2007 , 1:43am
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Just whip it a little more stiffly and you can do roses! icon_wink.gif A tiny bit will do!

heyjude Posted 19 Sep 2007 , 4:18am
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I always just whip the Bettercreme a little more, and roses come out fine. They're not as good looking at BC roses, but they do just fine.

sharon57 Posted 19 Sep 2007 , 10:57am
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thanks guys for letting me know that you can make roses with the whipped icing, icon_surprised.gif I really like it, I think I might start using it more. Could be my problem is I'm not great with roses to start with. icon_redface.gif

beachcakes Posted 19 Sep 2007 , 11:06am
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Is whipped icing the same as whipped cream icing?

Melvira Posted 19 Sep 2007 , 1:37pm
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Is whipped icing the same as whipped cream icing?




Yes, but it's not the same as stabilized whipped cream. Try to find Rich's Bettercreme in a carton that you whip yourself. This stuff is awesome! I like to add a little flavoring extract to it to compliment the cake I am making, and it's amazingly good! Mmmmmmmm!

beachcakes Posted 19 Sep 2007 , 3:13pm

Thanks Melvira - I have been trying to find Rich's or Pastry Pride for years... Guess they just don't sell it around here... I try to stay away from whipped cream for this reason. This week, I have to make a cake for my aunt's 95th birthday - I will have to resort to stabilizing whipped cream w/ gelatin. What about Dream Whip - is that similar?

Melvira Posted 19 Sep 2007 , 3:35pm

Dream Whip is just a non-dairy whipped topping, but it can be used as an ingredient to make a super delicious icing!! I have a recipe if you're interested, but it's not a whipped icing, it's a buttercream type. I only recently found that Rich's is available around here. I was so stoked when I accidentally bumped into it! I wondered why I couldn't get it because I can remember as a kid that Rich's was the brand of cream that people put in their coffee around here, so I thought they surely should have the Bettercreme too! Fortunately they did!! Hmmmm... you know, I'm just assuming that's the same brand. I guess because the packaging looks so simliar, same colors I think. Anyway... I'm off on a tangent here. icon_rolleyes.gif

beachcakes Posted 19 Sep 2007 , 4:07pm

I'd love the recipe Melvira! FUnny - I remember seeing when I was a kid too - I saw some frozen creamer in the coffee section thinking that was it, but it was just frozen creamer :'(


edited to add: i saw it in the freezer section, near the Cool Whip, not the coffee section

Melvira Posted 19 Sep 2007 , 4:12pm
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I'd love the recipe Melvira! FUnny - I remember seeing when I was a kid too - I saw some frozen creamer in the coffee section thinking that was it, but it was just frozen creamer :'(




Yes! That's what I thought! Ok, now I don't feel stupid! Anyway, let me go dig up the recipe!! I'll post it here in case anyone else wants it too!

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