After I started making cream cakes for my YouTube channel, I get so many queries regarding the cream I use and how I stabilise it so that the flowers stay put on the cake. So to clear all your doubts, I have made this video. Using a good cream is the major factor while decorating cream cakes. When I was a kid, all bakeries would have butter cream cakes, but nowadays, whichever bakery I visit, I see an array of eye catching colourful fresh cream cakes/ pastries as they call it.
As dairy creams available in India are not that high in fat, it is so tough to whip it up and use it for frosting cakes. I used to do cakes with dairy creams, but once done, they start weeping within 5 minutes. And they are not at all stable, so it is impossible to pipe out perfect flowers with dairy cream. But with non dairy whipping creams flooding the market, it is so easy to decorate cakes. Though in taste I prefer dairy cream, non dairy creams are good for business. I use Rich’s whipping cream, because that is what I get in my area. Use any good quality cream available in your place. The secret of getting a good stabilised cream is in whipping it up. Set a timer and whip it up for 15 – 20 minutes.
Weather plays an important role in whipping up cream. If it is too hot, your cream may not whip up properly. For that place a larger bowl filled with ice cubes. Place the cream bowl inside this ice bowl. Chill the beaters before starting the whipping. You will get good results. As these cream are sweetened, you don’t have to add sugar while whipping it. If you prefer, you can add flavours like vanilla, butter scotch or rose to the cream.
These non dairy creams can be used to frost cakes with neat edges. A little bit of practise will help you a lot in getting the effect.
Colouring the cream is also easier. You can either use gel colours or liquid colours to colour the cream. A dab of the colour on the piping bag also gives beautiful finish.
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