Fat Free Whipped Cream

Baking By mamapastel Updated 28 Sep 2010 , 2:44am by playingwithsugar

mamapastel Posted 25 Sep 2010 , 2:14pm
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Has anyone else every had a problem with covering a cake with fat free whipped topping? I did a while back and it was totally gross!! I even tried the canned stuff and it just turned into a watery mess too! The cake was cold, so I know it wasnt that.

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KayMc Posted 25 Sep 2010 , 9:58pm
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Do you mean Fat Free Cool Whip, because there is no such thing as real fat free whipped cream. Cream = fat.

playingwithsugar Posted 25 Sep 2010 , 11:09pm
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Originally Posted by KayMc

Do you mean Fat Free Cool Whip, because there is no such thing as real fat free whipped cream. Cream = fat.




Not in your world or mine, my friend. I totally agree with you.

But I have seen "fat-free" heavy cream in supermarkets. It's a chemistry set, if you get my meaning, filled with thickeners and ingredients to make you think it's real cream. In fact, it's made by a nationally-known brand name dairy company whose name I will not mention.

These days I always read the labels on half&half, heavy cream, and sour cream. If there are additives, I put it back on the shelf.

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JanH Posted 26 Sep 2010 , 6:31am
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Fat free Cool Whip:

http://www.kraftrecipes.com/products/productinfodisplay.aspx?siteid=1&product=4300000287

Fat free reddi whip (real cream in an aerosol can):

http://www.reddiwip.com/products.html

Neither Cool Whip or aerosol cream can be used for icing - it just isn't thick enough to hold its shape, as you found out. icon_sad.gif
(Unless you want to serve the cake in a bowl and then top with either of the above products.)

You'll need to use either heavy or whipping cream...

Heavy Cream or Heavy "Whipping" Cream is 36-40% butterfat and when whipped it holds its form and doubles in volume.

Whipping Cream has a butterfat content of 30%. It whips but not as well as heavy cream, and will not hold its form as long.

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Heavy cream substitute:
(Where whipping isn't required.)

http://tinyurl.com/6bmz3h

Some popular CC recipes for whipped cream frostings:

http://cakecentral.com/recipes/901/whipped-cream-frosting

http://cakecentral.com/recipes/1925/stabilized-whipped-cream

http://cakecentral.com/recipes/7347/amazing-stabilized-whipping-cream

http://cakecentral.com/recipes/3293/whipped-cream-frosting-a-sweeter-version

http://cakecentral.com/recipes/835/electric-frosting

HTH

mamapastel Posted 27 Sep 2010 , 2:36pm
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Ooops! i did mean fat free cool whip! icon_redface.gif

KimmyKakes4Me Posted 27 Sep 2010 , 2:39pm
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No. There is nothing more unholy than fat free anything when it comes to cake. Whoever wants fat free should just suck it up and eat something else that is fat free that day.

playingwithsugar Posted 28 Sep 2010 , 2:44am
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Originally Posted by KimmyKakes4Me

No. There is nothing more unholy than fat free anything when it comes to cake. Whoever wants fat free should just suck it up and eat something else that is fat free that day.




Yeah, like applesauce.

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