Hi all...Has anyone ever iced a cake with Dream whip? (the powdered kind you whip up yourself)
I'm making my sister a cake and she doesn't like buttercream too much (she's put off by all shortening/butter)
The dreamwhip tastes yummy and isn't overly sweet. I'm just not sure how it would hold up.
It should be okay. You could do real whipped cream with a packet of stabilizer in it. Here you can get those in the baking aisle near the packets of vanilla sugar.
My mom used to do a whipped cream icing with gelatin in it. The only instructions I have say- gelatin not jello, whipped cream x2, cherries, sugar, vanilla, almonds, pineapple, marshmallows and coconut. I think she used to mix those up and ice an angel food cake with them. We used to call it the $5 cake in the 70's. It was sooooo good.
You might have to make the gelatin "bloom" first. I'm sure there is a pastry chef on here that would know.
Hi...thanks for the info.
I'm from the GTA and I've seen the stablizer in the baking section.
I think the Dreamwhip should be fine..I hope..its not too sweet and no shortening...LOL
I was born in Brampton and lived there for the first 30 years of my life. It's a little calmer here.
Dream whip is VERY sweet IMO. What about that stuff you whip in the dairy case? Is it nutriwhip?
LOL...parts of Brampton are okay..but I guess living out there would be alot calmer..
Dreamwhip is sweet but I find it not as sweet as BC and a whole lot lighter. I've never tried Nutriwhip but I do know someone that swears by it. Ices all of her cakes with it and even pipes with it..
I just thought since I had the Dreamwhip handy I'd use it...
You could always put a pinch of salt in it to take away a bit of the sweetness but I'd use what you have. Try buttercream with dream whip in it- that's really sweet. (yes indydebi, I know icing IS sweet )
Brampton was 5,000 people when I was born there. It was about 100,000 when I left. Isnt it about 20 million now? Only 9100 here where I live....
Its definately a growing city...20 million sounds about right...
The salt idea is a good idea..I would never have thought of that..Thanks.
My sister is just really put off by the shortening in BC...it really is gross when you think of it... I found a recipe on here that uses marshmallow fluff in it and butter (I think) and thought that sounded yummy. The recipe also said you could pipe with it so I may do a combo of them both..
Ouch! My tooth is starting to ache thinking of it.. The cake will also have chocolate on it too....
Maybe you should have the paramedics ready. What a way to go!