Can I Pipe Hydrangeas With This Frosting?

Decorating By tal Updated 2 May 2011 , 10:13pm by Rose_N_Crantz

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tal Posted 2 May 2011 , 8:10pm
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I need to pipe hydrangeas on a pistachio cake, but the client wants the icing verylight, whipped, using cool whip.

Is there such a recipe that is light but yet can be used to pipe flower petals? I am supposed to make the cake this week!!!

Thank you!


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mcdonald Posted 2 May 2011 , 8:16pm
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I don't know that you can pipe colors on an icing like that.... I have stayed away from that because I had a whipped topping that I applied black fondant to and... OMG.. they slid right off the cake and also left black stains in the icing... IT WAS HORRIBLE!! So I am a little gunshy!

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Unlimited Posted 2 May 2011 , 9:38pm
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You can't pipe flowers with Cool Whip, but you can with non-dairy whipped topping like bettercream from Sam's and similar products from other suppliers. (some of the products are sold in a liquid which you whip.)

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Rose_N_Crantz Posted 2 May 2011 , 10:13pm
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I second the Bettercream. Some cake shops might sell it unwhipped, or you can get a whole bucket of prewhipped from Sam's as was suggested. I would prefer getting a carton unwhipped personally though.

I work with that stuff almost everyday, it'll pipe just fine as long as you keep it chilled. Once the cake is done, it can sit out for 5 days unrefrigerated.

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