Whip Cream Frosting

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holliellen Posted 29 Dec 2010 , 11:39pm
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I have to do a cake on Friday with whip cream frosting. Can anyone direct me to a good recipe for that? Do you make it thicker than normal whip cream so it stands up or how exactly to you do that??? I have only ever really used buttercream. My MIL wants a white cake with a layer of banana, strawberry, and raspberry with whip cream frosting. TIA

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bakingpw Posted 30 Dec 2010 , 1:11am
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If you can find 40% Heavy Cream, you can just whip it, adding some sugar (3-4 Tabl./pint) and Vanilla. Because of the high percentage of fat, it holds for days.

If you find "regular" heavy/whipping cream only, take 1 pkg. of knox gelatin and pour in on top of 3 oz. water. Once the water has absorbed all the gelatin, place that little bowl in a dish of hot water to melt it. After whipping the cream to medium peak, add the liquid gelatin and continue to whip to stiff peak (add Vanilla too).

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nonilm Posted 30 Dec 2010 , 1:29am
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I have used this recipe before and it worked well for frosting a cake. (I did not use it for filling) Basically you want what is called "stabilized" whipped cream frosting. The gelatin is the stabilizer.

1/2 tsp gelatin sprinkled in 1 tbsp cold water. Allow to sit for 5 minutes. Microwave until gelatin is dissolved. Careful to not overheat. Allow to cool (but not too long or it will become solid )

Whip 1 cup cream until it starts to stiffen. Add 1/2 tsp vanilla and 2 tbsp powdered sugar. Mix. Drizzle the gelatin into the bowl and whip until desired stiffness. As with all whipped cream...do not overbeat.

Hope that works for you!

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Melvira Posted 30 Dec 2010 , 2:21am
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Information on using whipped icing, and a recipe for home made whipped icing (toward the bottom of the page) if you can't find Bettercreme or Pastry Pride types of premade whipped icings.

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holliellen Posted 30 Dec 2010 , 6:57am
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This is great thank you guys so much!

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