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Topic: coloring cool whipped frosting?
kaylasouthern 05/17/2012 4:52 PM
is it possible to color cool whipped frosting? i've never made it before so i know nothing about it, i want to try it on a cake but i'm not sure about coloring the frosting.
Spooky_789 05/17/2012 5:21 PM
Hmm, I'd be concerned about it turning to a watery mess if you use a liquid coloring. Maybe some powdered unsweetened kool aid? Cool Whip is cheap enough that if it totally messes out, you're not out too much money.
Chasey 05/18/2012 1:37 PM
Are you making it from real whipping cream and then adding instant pudding?

Or are you using straight Cool Whip from a bowl kind of icing?

I'm wondering if you could just add some Wilton or Americolor gel to the liquid whipping cream and let the mixer do it's thing? When you stir in the pudding and milk, it will lighten a little I would imagine so take that into consideration with your starting color.
ponyjockey 05/18/2012 1:44 PM
I have colored real whipped cream icing with gel colors and I did not like the results. I did get it colored but it was very light and seemed a little blotchy. I would definitely just do BC, RI or fondant accents to color up a whipped icing cake instead of actually coloring the icing.
bunnywoman 05/18/2012 7:46 PM
Adding liquids to Cool Whip will deflate the icing. The more you stir it around also makes it deflate somewhat so be wise to those facts.
kaylasouthern 05/19/2012 1:02 PM
that's what i though, but i use the wilton icing color and i thought it would be runny. thanks for the kool-aid tip!! never thought of that and may add a different flavor.
kaylasouthern 05/19/2012 1:05 PM
i have a recipe i got from online that uses cool whip and vanilla pudding in it. what i'm doing is my first filling cake and i'm doing strawberry filling and thought the cool whipped frosting would taste better than buttercream or anything else. i just don't like to do plain cakes!! LOL
zinger60 05/19/2012 4:00 PM
I always use Rich's Bettercream when I am wanting to get the flavor and texture of whipped cream. To me and everyone who has tried it on my cakes, says it tastes just like cool whip. Also, the cake does not require refrigeration unless it has a perishable filling in it. You can color it but it will not turn dark colors...mostly like pastels.