I tried the recipe using plain gelatin and it really didn't give it any body as far as decorating or basic piping. I'm not looking to do flowers or anything but I would like to do a border etc.
I saw a recipe using piping gel? Is this more stable than the gelatin?
Any thoughts are greatly apprecaited.
I don't know about using piping gel, never tried that. I use a powdered stablilizer called whip-it. Works wonders, holds up, and you can pipe with it as well. You can find it at bulk food stores and the local Meijers store carries it. Empty the packet into the whipping cream and beat. ( I like sweetened whipped cream so I add sugar as well)
Is it possible that you did not beat the whipping cream long enough? I add powdered sugar, vanilla, and gelatin to whipped cream and am able to pipe borders and whatnot with it.
I've never heard of Whip-It. Thanks for the tip, hellie0h.
I make stablized whipped cream that pipes beautifully and tastes wonderful by adding a small amount of white chocolate ganache to the heavy cream as I'm whipping it. No additional sweetening needed; no other flavors necessary.
How much ganache you add will depend on how stiff you want the whipped cream. I usually use about 2-3 ounces of white chocolate to 2 cups of heavy cream. Melt the chocolate with about 1/4 cup of the heavy cream and let cool to room temp (still liquid-y). Beat the rest of the heavy cream as normal to medium peak; add the ganache; continue beating to stiff peak.
This of course will need refrigerating. When chilled, this will have a firmer texture than whipped cream and a mousse-like flavor.
Can you ice the cake with it too. Is this like the whipped icing that you get from the stores.
I use a stabilizer made by Oetker- I get it at Albertson's
I used it the other day
I used the whipping cream as filling
and as frosting on the cake.
The cake only lasted about a day- it was delicious - so I don't know about shelf life
Sue, wow! I've never even heard of this!! Does this come out pretty smooth?? Do you have a pic where you've used this recipe?
I don't know what happened to my previous message. I was saying you gotta try this combo, courtesy of CC member PJcakes. This worked for me and I've never looked back. Delicious, pipes very well, and quite stable. You use whipping cream and mix with 1/2 a box of dry pudding (ie vanilla, etc) this is what she wrote in a previous post - The recipe is very easy to adjust to however much you need. The pudding doesn't have to be exact you can adjust it to your liking. The more pudding the thicker the icing. I have used vanilla, chocolate, cheesecake, banana, but I'm sure whatever you choose will taste good. The cream itself doesn't have much flavor so the icing takes on the flavor of the pudding. Just make sure you add the pudding mix to the whipping cream before you whip it. I have tried adding more after and it tasted gritty it doesn't mix well after it is whipped.
That sounds yummy! Thank you for sharing, Sugarbakers05!
I use Frostin' Pride or Bettercreme -- just pour into bowl and whip. I do what I can to make everything quick and easy without sacrificing taste
Especially for the fast response. I think I will try white chocolate pudding, makes sense because the whipping cream is just the milk. No matter what with whipping cream I have to keep it in the fridge.
I will also look for the stablizer at Albertson as an alternative. I love the taste and flavor of just whipping cream, just need it to stand up a bit more.