People love whipped cream frosting because it is light and airy. Whisking the frosting creates the air bubbles that make it so fluffy. But the air bubbles that make whipped cream frosting so light and fluffy leave it prone to melting. Air bubbles are hard to keep down. Whipped cream separates and melts easily so its best to use it quickly. To keep it fluffy and delicious for as long as possible, you must keep the ingredients cold before and after you whip them.
Substitute granulated sugar for confectioner's sugar. According to Dede Wilson author of "A Baker's Field Guide to Cupcakes," the cornstarch added to confectioner's sugar helps to stabilize the the whipped cream frosting and helps to keep it from melting.
Measure out all of the ingredients and place them in the refrigerator. Also place the mixing bowl and whisk in the refrigerator. Leave them to chill for one hour.
Mix and whip the ingredients according to your recipe's instructions.
Keep the frosting or frosted items in the refrigerator until immediately before you are ready to serve. Do not keep it out of the refrigerator longer than necessary.
- Joy of Baking: Whipped Cream Frosting Tested Recipe
- "A Baker's Field Guide to Cupcakes: Deliciously Decorated Crowd Pleasers for Parties and Holidays"; Dede Wilson; 2006
- "Buttercup Bakes at Home: More Than 75 New Recipes from Manhattan's Premier Bake Shop for Tempting Homemade Sweets"; Jennifer Appel; 2006
Based in Houston, Texas, Meg Butler is a professional farmer, house flipper and landscaper. When not busy learning about homes and appliances she's sharing that knowledge. Butler began blogging, editing and writing in 2000. Her work has appered in the "Houston Press" and several other publications. She has an A.A. in journalism and a B.A. in history from New York University.