Decorating By jcm1205 Updated 2 Sep 2013 , 4:49pm by BrandisBaked

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jcm1205 Posted 30 Aug 2013 , 4:42pm
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ACan you pipe a buttercream border & put buttercream decorations on a whipped cream iced cake?

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Rohini Posted 30 Aug 2013 , 5:12pm
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I think you can have a small border and maybe very small buttercream decorations. I read a post here on CC about buttercream rosettes that fell off of a whipped cream iced cake. I think the whipped frosting was called Pastry Pride.

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remnant3333 Posted 30 Aug 2013 , 6:10pm
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If the whipped cream is stabilized, I thought that you could at least pipe borders with it.One Mexican girl told me to put the whipped cream in the piping bag and stick it in the freezer for about 20 to 30 minutes then it will pipe the borders but you would have to keep the cake in the refrigerator due to the whipped cream. They don't make very good flowers unless maybe they were flat flowers like daisies and they were on top of the cake. I was also told that when coloring to use pastel colors only.  I am no expert but just going by what I was told by someone else. Please correct me if this information I was given is wrong.

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jcm1205 Posted 30 Aug 2013 , 7:54pm
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AThe reason I was trying to do it this way is because I'm using a carton of bettercream whipped cream to frost a sheet cake. I was told the sheet cake will use the whole carton. I didn't want to open another carton just for a border & I already have plenty of buttercream. I'm just not sure what would happen, if the buttercream will make the whipped cream melt or what....

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heartsnsync Posted 30 Aug 2013 , 9:33pm
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The problem is the buttercream will be much heavier than the whipped cream and gravity will take effect and could cause you some major issues. Personally, I would not take the chance,

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remnant3333 Posted 2 Sep 2013 , 4:17pm
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If you have any whipping cream you could make a small amount to use for a border.


Use 1 cup heavy whipping cream, 2 tablespoons 10X sugar, 2 tablespoons piping gel (This used for stabilizing) and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla. I was told to put piping bag in freezer long enough to be able to pipe. It will pipe borders but not stiff enough for flowers. Good luck!!!

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BrandisBaked Posted 2 Sep 2013 , 4:49pm
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AYes you can. Just make sure your borders are on the inside of the edge and not perched right on the corner as is the norm.

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