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ruffly flowers made from whipped cream stabilized with gelatin and piped with oversized piping tips
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Sturdy Whipped Cream Frosting

Stabilized whipped cream frosting is an easy recipe everyone should know! Perfect for cupcakes or decorating homemade pies or a cake. Because it’s stiff it won’t lose its shape and is perfect for piping on desserts. Keep it white or make it colored!
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: frosting, frozen frosting, icing, whipped cream, whipped topping
Servings: 4 Cups
Calories: 480kcal


  • 2 ½ teaspoon gelatin knox brand, this is one pouch
  • 3 tablespoon cold water
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla feel free to sub other extracts.


  • Before whipping your cream, place your beaters or mixer attachment, and your mixing bowl into a freezer for about 15 minutes to allow them to cool.
  • In a microwave safe bowl, sprinkle the gelatin over the cold water. Stir, and allow to "bloom". This takes about 5 minutes.
  • Microwave the gelatin mixture for 10 seconds. It will become a liquid versus the solid shape it had been (looks like ugly jello!). Stir to make sure everything is dissolved.
  • In your chilled mixing bowl, begin whipping the cream on a low speed. Add in the powdered sugar, followed by the vanilla. Move to a higher speed and watch for good peaks to begin to form.
  • Once the whipping cream is starting to peak, switch back to a lower speed and slowly drizzle the melted liquid gelatin mixture in. Once it's in, switch back to a higher speed and continue to beat until it's reached stiff peaks.
  • Place in piping bags and pipe shapes, or ice your cake. You can also place in the fridge for a few hours before using, but you may have to thaw a few minutes to get it to be more manageable. 
  • Once you've iced your item, place in a fridge to hold it's shape, or serve immediately. 



Calories: 480kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 44g | Saturated Fat: 27g | Cholesterol: 163mg | Sodium: 51mg | Potassium: 89mg | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 1750IU | Vitamin C: 0.7mg | Calcium: 77mg