I have a customer that would like an Easter basket cake, pound cake with fresh strawberries for filling, but she would like whipped cream frosting instead of buttercream.
Will whipped cream frosting hold up to the basketweave design? I was thinking of adding some cream cheese to the whipped cream thinking that would make it more stable.
Any suggestions or recipes would be greatly appreciated!
Thanks so much.
Absolutely! Have done it myself, several times. Just make sure it's whipped up to the stiff consistency.
I've tried a cream cheese/whipped cream mix - it tastes DELISH, but is actually (I find) less firm than straight whipped cream.
If you want to stiffen up your WC a little, add some instant vanilla or white choc, or cheesecake (yum!) pudding mix, (1/2 packet for 2-3 cups of heavy cream) or Oetker's Whip It Stabilizer (in grocery store, by the pudding & Dream Whip, a little white packet)
Here's one I did...
Hope that helps!
Can't beat whipped cream + strawberries!!! mmmmm....
You can always do the contempo. basketweave that Martha Stewart has done! it looks pretty. I tried it once on my top cake in one of my wilton classes....
I did it on my 6" cake....just ice and then take a hot knife and have the curve of the knife down, and just slide it across the cake....
Martha Stewarts was prettier of course!!! lol
I have done it with whipped cream by adding piping gel as a stabilizer. You can use gelatin softened in water and then add to beaten cream. It holds up for the day as long as it is kept refrigerated until ready to serve.
Looks great! (I bet it tasted yummy, too!
Were the eggs fondant? If so, what kind did you use? I have had little success with fondant + WC...it tends to soften and turn to mush on me, due to the moisture in the WC, I assume...any tips on that??
I did use fondant for the eggs. I haven't made my own fondant yet, so I used the Wilton colored fondant (the 4 pack). I'm going to try to make my own mmf for a cake order that I have next week, the whole cake will be covered in fondant, which I've haven't had an order for yet. Figured it would be cheaper to make my own since I will be using a large quantity. I've always used BC or whipped cream. Wish me luck!
The customer that ordered this cake didn't mention anything of the fondant getting mushy. Sorry I don't have an answer for that.