If you use cool whip as a frosting how is the best way to keep it stable and keep from melting so fast? I have to do a party cake for my daughter on Wednesday and would like to try it...She has been asking me for a white cake with a cool whip and coconut frosting. thanks everyone.
I see on your link Mmumsie that you can get piping gel here on the Wilton site in that large container. Is this piping gel the same as ou can purchase in the grocery store baking section? Those little tbes that you use for decorating and "writting" names etc on cakes. If so, could you buy one of those tubes in white maybe? The recipe only calls for 2 tablespoons?
mmumsie, that is so cool. I'd never heard of that until I looked at your link. I've been using Pastry Pride which I love--it tastes SO good. What is the difference between using Cool Whip, or Wilton's Stabilized Whip Cream or Pastry Pride?
But if you wanted to whipping cream, what exactly is piping gel? You can get piping gel here on the Wilton site in that large container. Is this piping gel the same as you can purchase in the grocery store baking section? Those little tubes that you use for decorating and "writting" names etc on cakes. If so, could you buy one of those tubes in white maybe? The recipe only calls for 2 tablespoons?
I found Rich's Bettercreme to be a very tasty stabilized whipped cream. Got it from my cake supply store. At first, I didn't know how long to whip it, and someone said "don't overbeat it". I didn't know what to look for. It didn't "whip up" after a few mins on low and was soupy, so I chucked it back in the freezer and forgot about it. I needed to make a whipped cream cake for my son's b-day cake recently, so I took it outta the freezer and re-whipped it. WOW!!! Whipped it at a higher speed for a few minutes, and it was PERFECT consistency! I expected it to melt a little, but it didn't. Held it's shape for days!! Highly recommended. Hope this helps.
Thanks cupcake52 sounds like you had a great learning experience with "Rich's bettercream" Glad it wall worked out for you...I did find the piping gel at Walmart today. I will also keep your suggestion in mind.
Rich's Bettercreme and Pastry Pride are virtually the same thing, frozen stabilized whip cream that tastes wonderful. I get mine at Smart & Final. Specialty cake supply stores also carry these. Here's a link to another thread that gives some excellent info on working with these products: http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopicp-4386813.html
Well I must say I tried, hence, tried to make the whipped cream frosting, I lost track of time and it became a disaster, better luck next time. Live and learn.
I also made a white cake from and it cracked everywhere I am going to have to glue it together tomorrow with buttercream. Not a good day all the way around. Started my morning off with another major migraine which caused other issues, went to the dr. received 3 shots to help with this on going problem, now I have to see a ears, nose and throat specialist on the 27th, slept my whole afternoon away; made the white cake, cracks everywhere, tried to make the whipped cream frosting, flopped terrible, now when I need to sleep so I can get up at 4:30 a.m. and go to work tomorrow I am not tired. ***sigh....go figure.