Learn how to make whipped cream that you can pipe, that will hold its shape, and will last for days without breaking down or weeping.
So you used whipped cream from a can. Tasty! But in a very short time it went flat and liquid-y all over your beautiful creation. Bummer! Here’s how one simple ingredient can keep your whipped cream perky as when you piped it.
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And by the way, don’t be intimidated by piping. I may be a food blogger, but I am by no means an expert cake decorator.
I piped little swirls with this Wilton Cupcake Decorating Set that I bought and it was soooo easy. It came with 4 tips and 8 disposable bags. It’s an inexpensive way to get your feet wet.
Plus, there are tons of video tutorials on YouTube that you can get ideas from. Practice on a cutting board and then scoop it back into the bag and practice some more. You’ll look like a pro in no time!
You can also use this recipe to frost cakes or use for filling, whatever your little heart desires!
These are my ingredients. The cream should be really cold and the piping gel needs to be room temperature.
Notice how cold the mixing bowl is. I put the bowl and whisk in the fridge for several hours. It helps the cream whip better.
If you don’t have a KitchenAid, just put your bowl and beaters in the fridge or freezer.
Start by whipping the cream and confectioners sugar to soft peaks like this…
…see how that peak bends over? That’s what you want. It can take a few minutes, so be patient.
When you have soft peaks, add the piping gel and vanilla and beat to stiff peaks.
This goes quick so keep an eye on it. You don’t want it to turn into butter.
To make filling the piping bag easier, turn down the edge and put it in a tall glass. Then spoon the whipped cream into the bag. Work it down into the tip of the bag and squeeze a little back into the bowl to get the air out.
Then just pipe away!
Here’s a teaser of my next post so you can see how I used this batch of Stabilized Whipped Cream.
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