I bought the Wilton's whipped icing mix for the first time. I like whipped cream on my cakes but I have never been able to really do any decorating with it. I have yet to find a buttercream recipe that I like. I would LOVE to find one that tastes like whipped cream..anyway...Has anyone ever used the Wilton Whipped Icing Mix?? How does it compare to whipped cream? How hard is it to decorate with it? I'm doing a cake for my daughter's first birthday. I'm very new at this so I was planning on icing the cake white with a big pink flower (with yellow center) at the middle. I thought about piping the flower using a star tip.
Also, this may be a stupid question but since I'm an amateur I better ask. When I beat the whipped icing mix, do I ice the cake first and THEN take out enough icing to color it for the flower? I guess what I'm asking is, do I color the icing pink AFTER I ice the cake?
Thank you so much!
If you want the frosting on your cake to be white.. make the icing.. frost your cake and then color the icing that is left. If you are doing a pink flower with a yellow center you will need to make both of those colors.. and don't forget a little green for leaves!
I worked with Wilton's Whipped mix, it wasn't bad tasting although the real thing is the best. I used it to pipe stars and a shell boarder and it held out pretty well. Follow Gingoodies suggestions about the colors
I've worked with the whipped mix and it's pretty good. Many liked the flavor and it pipes really well for borders and other decorations. My only suggestion is that you do the colored flower at the last possible moment because the last time I used it, I decorated the cake (white), but I put blue colored writing on the sides then put it in the refridgerator and the colors bled the next day. I was really upset that it did that, but I learned from it.
I have used Wilton's Whipped Cream Frosting, I had no problems making shells and decorating my cake. My husband loves coconut cake, I think the BC was to sweet. He loved the whipped cream frosting. I have, also, colored it no problem. I have not tried to make roses, not sure of the results.
Grandma Sweetie Pie
P.S. I used the whipped frosting on a cake and put an edible image on it, big mistake. It faded, I think it was too moist.
Grandma Sweetie Pie
I've used the Wilton whipped icing mix several times. Be sure to follow the directions very closely to get the right results. Now, if you like what I call the "whippy" icing that Marsh and Kroger sells, you might be disappointed with how the Wilton whipped icing tastes. I love the whippy icing from Marsh, and I was so hoping the Wilton mix would taste similar, but it has a very different flavor and texture, IMO. It is easy to decorate with for basic techniques though.