Can I Color Whip Cream Frosting?

Decorating By chefdot Updated 21 Oct 2007 , 2:20pm by sun33082

chefdot Posted 18 Oct 2007 , 11:10pm
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I hate making whip cream frosting and have never found a simple but good recipe I really like since I prefer b/c. But my boss wants whip cream for his son's cake I am doing this weekend and Fry's Grocery Store bakery has the best whip cream frosting that you can buy from them. Some come in colors, but mostly just plain white. I am doing a Nemo cake again so will need lots of bright and vibrant colors. Can I use the normal icing dye that I use for b/c frosting? I can just imagine the colors not blending and being screwed or them blending then them end up looking like they are all curdled or something. HELP! icon_cry.gif

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JoAnnB Posted 18 Oct 2007 , 11:36pm
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Not having used that icing, I can't say for sure, but it should work. Try a small batch of some bright color and let it set for a while. that should give you a good idea.

beachcakes Posted 18 Oct 2007 , 11:48pm
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I made a stabilized whipped cream for a cake for my aunt. I used regular Americolor to color the icing.

chefdot Posted 20 Oct 2007 , 12:55pm
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Duh! I never thought about just using a small scoop of it to test it. I'm a dork...lol! Thanks guys!

jo_ann Posted 20 Oct 2007 , 12:51pm
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You can color it with no problem except you will end up with pastel colors instead of vibrant.

Biya Posted 21 Oct 2007 , 2:18pm
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I add jello pudding to stabilize my whipped cream. You can use a flavored pudding or jello which will give you a base color usually pastel, then add a little color at a time til you get just enough color without making the icing too runny.

sun33082 Posted 21 Oct 2007 , 2:20pm
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Yes you can color it. Just make sure when you do color or, or just work with it period, that you keep it cold. I like to put the icing in one bowl and then put ice water in a slightly larger bowl and sit the smaller bowl in that. Whipped icing takes on a strange, hard to spread, texture as it warms up.

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