CakesByEllen Posted 3 Aug 2005 , 5:35pm
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Has anyone made mousse from instant pudding? My cake instructor says she does this all the time by substituting whipping cream for the milk and then whipping it up.

Has anyone tried it? I was going to use it for filling, but was unsure about torting the cakes. I also wondered if I could use it as an icing. What do you think?

Thanks!

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patriciav Posted 5 Aug 2005 , 3:48am
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Yes I have made mousse from instant pudding before and it works great as a filling. Not sure about it as an icing though cause the mousse is really fluffy and soft and may not cater to certain decorating tecniques. Also, if your using chocolate or another flavour other then vanilla, your limited to that colour and may not be able to get into colouring/tinting your icing-and I can't even say if vanilla would accept tints nicely. But then again that might just be what your looking for, especially if your going to garnish cake w nuts and chocolate curls, or something along that line. Here's the recipe I use:
1 cup whipping cream
1 pkg (4 serving size) instant pudding mix
1 cup milk

Beat cream to stiff peaks and set aside. In a seperate bowl, beat pudding mix and milk on low speed for 1 minute. Let set for 1 minute. Fold in whipped cream. Chill until using.
You'll notice that this recipe calls for the pudding to be made like normal and then for the whipped cream to be folded in. I know you mentioned your cake instructor uses whipping cream as a subsitute for the milk but this recipes works great too!!! Hopes this helps!

ngarza07 Posted 17 Aug 2005 , 10:54pm
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I always make my mousse with instant pudding, only I use Pastry Pride instead of the milk. I mix it all together and have a great fluffy filling. People love it. My favorite is using the cheescake flavored pudding. My girlfriend used to make her pudding separate and adding into the whipped cream, she now uses my method of mixing all at once. Easier to do. It does work well as an icing, but you need to cover up with fruit or chocolate curls since it can be a bit textury. It tastes very very good when a cake is covered with it.

As I mentioned, I use Pastry Pride, but I'm sure whipping cream will work good too.

Gingoodies Posted 17 Aug 2005 , 11:26pm
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Is Pastry Pride a non dairy topping mix? I mix my instant pudding with 1/2 milk and 1/2 heavy cream and use it as my filling.

ngarza07 Posted 17 Aug 2005 , 11:40pm
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Pastry Pride is a non-dairy whipped topping. I love it. Been using for almost 20 years. Most requested (only 1 buttercream request) in that time. I recently tried faux fondant on my nephews wedding cake. LOVED IT. Will never use Wilton boxed again. Still haven't tried the MMF - but anxious to.

debsuewoo Posted 18 Aug 2005 , 12:04am
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Is Pastry Pride like Cool Whip?

ngarza07 Posted 19 Aug 2005 , 3:01pm
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Pastry Pride is not like cool whip, at least I don't think so. Technically it's a non-dairy whipped topping like Cool Whip, but it comes frozen and you whip it up like whipped cream. It tastes light and is easy to decorate with. It only tints in pastels.

By the way, I finally tried the MMF on Wednesday night, just for fun. I love it. I'm a marshmallow lover so I really liked the taste too. I had bought six bags of marshmallows a couple of weeks ago because I was going to try it for my nephews wedding cake, used faux fondant instead. Now I'm going to make it all and have it on hand. I think it'll keep a while in the cupboard, at least I hope it does.

JustJaimeLyn Posted 19 Aug 2005 , 8:40pm
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I use pudding all the time. I do mine a little different. I use heavy whipping cream. Pour the cream into a bowl, whip a little just to get it started then add a small box of dry instant pudding mix. Whip until it is the consistency you want. super easy to do. Makes enough to fill two layers.

I don't know about icing with it because it is whipped so it is full of air will have thousands of little air pockets when you try to smooth it.

mjones17 Posted 19 Aug 2005 , 9:01pm
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Does anyone else fing heavy whippinh cream to be really expensive? It is over $4.00 for 1 quart.

JustJaimeLyn Posted 20 Aug 2005 , 2:18pm

Absolutely! Cream, butter & vanilla are the three things my hubby hates to see on my grocery list!

Gingoodies Posted 21 Aug 2005 , 7:11pm

If you have a Sam's club or a BJ's near you you can usually get quarts of heavy cream for less than $4.00 I have paid as little as $2.45 per quart at Sams.

JustJaimeLyn Posted 22 Aug 2005 , 1:11am

I've got a Sam's Club but never tried it. What kind of deal can I get on pwd sugar & vanilla?

emereldas Posted 22 Aug 2005 , 1:33am

I am so hooked on this filling. I copied it from someone on this site. 1 1/2 cups of heavy cream to 1 box of instant pudding. Last week it was chocolate and today I made a filling for a lemon pound cake with lemon pudding. My family loves it. Its a keeper in my home now.
Thanks

Nancy

ngarza07 Posted 22 Aug 2005 , 2:48pm

The Sam's club powdered sugar in my area is $2.04 for 4lb bag. Vanilla fluctuates. It's a 16oz bottle, depending on time of year $11 - $16.00. Compared to the grocery store price, which I believe runs around $3.50 per oz.

I've been a club shopper for years for my basic baking supplies. So much cheaper.

JustJaimeLyn Posted 22 Aug 2005 , 10:34pm

Thank you. A 1lb bag here runs $.65 which isn't too bad but I would love to buy it in bulk and save a little money. Vanilla is expensive, but after looking at my grocery receipt today, I realized that Almond is $5 per oz. Ouch!

Gingoodies Posted 23 Aug 2005 , 4:59am

I can buy a 2 lb bag of powdered sugar at WalMart for $1.00 A 16oz bottle of vanilla at Sams club in my area right now is less than $8.00 I usually get my eggs there too.. 3 doz for about $2.40

JustJaimeLyn Posted 23 Aug 2005 , 8:07pm

That is a great deal on Vanilla. I don't buy my pwd. sugar at Walmart because the people at the grocery store know me so I can call ahead and purchse 50lbs and they will have it boxed up waiting for me. You can beat the price but not the service! icon_lol.gif

TraciJ Posted 6 Sep 2005 , 6:22pm

I just tried adding white chocolate instant pudding to a pint of whipping cream. OH MY GOODNESS!! It is fabulous! I took it in to work and have gotten RAVE reviews.

I did pair it with another filling- buttercream with raspberry chambourd mixed in. YUM!

candyladyhelen Posted 6 Sep 2005 , 6:27pm

I stopped buying powdered sugar in bulk. I found that stopping to measure it out while I am decorating is a pain.

JustJaimeLyn Posted 7 Sep 2005 , 5:44pm

I have to agree with you. All my recipes call for 1lb so I buy it in 1lb bags to save me some measuring time!

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