question for you please -- what does "stabilized" whipped cream mean to you -- in other words what do you expect to gain when you "stabilize" the whipped cream that you didn't have before you "stabilized" it
It means it won't break down and separate as quickly. The say I achieve this is by adding powdered ( icing ? sugar to whipping cream. The corn starch that is in Canadian and American powdered (icing ) sugar, stabilizes the whipping cream stopping it from separating. Sometimes I add an additional amount. Normally the ratio of 1 cup of unwhipped whipping cream to 1/4 cup of icing sugar. Sometimes I add an additional 1-2 teaspoons of corn starch.
I used to add cream of tartar but get better results with icing sugar. The stabilized whipped cream keeps well for several days when refrigerated as long as it is not in contact with fresh fruit. When used with berries, your shelf life is shorter and you are best serving cakes within 24 hours for them to be at their best especially raspberries and strawberries. Blueberries will last longer.
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That it will stay put and not begin to lose it's whip I guess you would say :).
It can be stabilized with gelatin, like any mousse. It can be done with a cornstarch type slurry, but I tried that years ago and was kinda gross I thought. Might have been in The Cake Bible.
Also, a little white chocolate can be used as well.
I think the whole not being stable on its own and that I'm not really a fan of many of the ways to stabilize it is why I do not offer it as a filling or frosting in a cake. Too much can go wrong with it.
Means when you pipe it, it will hold its shape and it is stiff enough for making designs on cake.
rychevamp's response regarding the addition of gelatin reminded me that several years ago people were adding Wilton's clear piping gel to stabilize whipping cream. Personally I have really good success with icing sugar as I posted. I tried unflavoured gelatin and wasn't impressed. Nor am I impressed with those little packets that are supposed to stabilize it - I cannot think of the brand name as it has been years since I tried them.
I've used a liquid called Cobasan that Albert Uster sells. There's also a powder, can't think of the name. I didn't think they did a whole lot. I've read some people like to use a little instant vanilla pudding to help it last longer.
Like you, -K8memphis, I find that a good whip wholes well for several days, refrigerated of course. I've tried gelatin, which worked fine and I sometimes add powdered sugar (because my husband likes it sweetened, I do not) and it works well, also. But, that being said, I don't find it necessary to add anything. I've never used it to ice a cake or pipe with hit, however.
i'm just really glad to learn no one thinks it means it's stable out of temp
but yeah if it is whipped properly it needs nothing added to keep it from separating
and it's no bueno to pipe with imo -- and that is where you need to add something