Adding Color To Whipped Cream

Decorating By ChefDebby Updated 21 Jun 2014 , 11:42pm by Cake Lady 242

ChefDebby Posted 22 Jun 2010 , 9:32pm
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I have been asked to do a cake with whipped cream (not my favorite) and was wondering if anyone has tried successfully to color it? I don't use real heavy whipping cream as I tend to over-whip it.

Thoughts? Suggestions?

Many thanks in advance.

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ChefDebby Posted 23 Jun 2010 , 6:11am
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Polarcakes Posted 23 Jun 2010 , 5:00pm
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Make your normal batch of whipped cream and take a small amount away to color? See how it reacts to color being added?

ChefDebby Posted 23 Jun 2010 , 5:22pm
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That's a great idea. Thanks!

Mamatoboys Posted 23 Jun 2010 , 5:31pm
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I just colored cool whip icing last week for a friend. I used the recipe that adds powdered sugar, milk and instant pudding to cool whip. I colored it using my wilton colors. The person wanted dark blue, so I had to add A LOT of color. The only problem was I'm pretty sure that after they ate the cake, their mouths were most likely blue icon_redface.gif My son was eating the leftover frosting and his toungue was blue after only 2 bites!!

ChefDebby Posted 23 Jun 2010 , 6:01pm
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Yikes, blue whipped cream? icon_surprised.gif

I'll just have to try it and hope it comes out ok, if not, plan for plain white and decorate accordingly.

Polarcakes Posted 1 Jul 2010 , 9:45pm
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Just wondering how it turned out for you.

ChefDebby Posted 2 Jul 2010 , 12:21am
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Thanks for the reminder. It turned out very well. I colored the heavy cream before I whipped it and poof! Yellow whipped cream! Let me try and attach a picture.


ElmwoodHero Posted 2 Jul 2010 , 1:25am
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I just color it like I do buttercream, but fold the coloring gel in

ChefDebby Posted 2 Jul 2010 , 3:05am
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I thought about doing that, but was afraid of over whipping my whip cream...I have a tendency to do that.

Polarcakes Posted 5 Jul 2010 , 6:00pm
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Your cake turned out great! How was the Elmo done?

ChefDebby Posted 5 Jul 2010 , 6:30pm
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Thank's a chocolate transfer.

EJL2013 Posted 1 May 2013 , 7:31pm
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This is awesome! so did you use a non-dairy whipping cream for this cake? I tend to overwhip my real heavy cream too. I need to try adding the colors before whipping it up too. i tried adding color after and then it would overwhip icon_redface.gif

Cake Lady 242 Posted 21 Jun 2014 , 11:42pm
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AI added liquid food coloring into the liquid whipped cream then whipped it. The color came out nicely and didn't affect texture

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