This vanilla-flavored cake icing recipe uses gelatin to thicken the mixture of heavy whipping cream and confectioners' sugar.

Becky

Recipe Summary

Servings:
10
Yield:
2 cups
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Mix gelatin and cold water in a small saucepan, and let the mixture stand until gelatin thickens. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly until gelatin dissolves. Remove from heat, and let cool; do not let set.

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  • Whip cream, sugar, and vanilla until slightly thickened. Continue beating slowly, while gradually adding the gelatin. Whip at high speed until stiff.

Nutrition Facts

96 calories; protein 1.1g; carbohydrates 3.7g; fat 8.8g; cholesterol 32.6mg; sodium 10.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (16)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/22/2010
This recipe is very good and correct. If you as other reviewers can not make this try something simpler first like boiling water. Read More
(35)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
01/28/2004
This recipe didn't make very much at all. It also does not smooth out on the cake, Read More
(29)
20 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 5 stars
01/22/2010
This recipe is very good and correct. If you as other reviewers can not make this try something simpler first like boiling water. Read More
(35)
Rating: 1 stars
01/28/2004
This recipe didn't make very much at all. It also does not smooth out on the cake, Read More
(29)
Rating: 5 stars
05/12/2010
This was luscious. I doubled it (except the gelatin; I left that the same) and used it to layer and top a yellow cake with sliced strawberries. The gelatin kept the cream from going weepy and was stiff enough for a nice thick layer of strawberries and cream in the middle of my cake. Read More
(28)
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Rating: 5 stars
10/07/2014
I have this same recipe but I use 1tbsp white sugar its not sweet but only to give some taste to your already sweet cake or pie. You may want to add more sugar if you want it sweetened.. I admit its a tricky recipe. Before you start:You need to cool the bowl that you are going to use for the whip cream and the beaters for at least 15mins before using them. (I usually put mine in the freezer). In another small bowl;Sprinkle gelatin over water mix and let it soften for 5 mins.( I microwave mine for almost 1 and half maybe 2 minutes total and I stir it every 30 to 60 seconds)..but not too hot as to a hot bubbly boiling because it will harden when it cools..only till it the liquid looks clear. let it stand room temperature and not too warm when you add it to the heavy cream.. use immediately. I have used it for shell borders stars and basket weave for decorations on cakes. It doesn't fall apart like the average whipped cream.. its not a smooth frosting but I think it depends on the long you cook the gel. I hope this helps.:-) Read More
(21)
Rating: 2 stars
07/16/2011
I am not a beginner when it comes to baking or making frosting or icing but apparently I have no clue how to use gelatin. I ended up picking out the gelatin chunks and frosted my cake with the whipped cream. Like others have suggested there should be some clarification on how to do the gelatin for those of us who have never used it. The gelatin was nice and smooth and after whipping it into the cream it was just stringy and didn't blend. I'm sure it is my fault but I can't find one recipe online that explains how to do this properly. Read More
(9)
Rating: 4 stars
01/08/2006
Very good! Read More
(8)
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Rating: 5 stars
08/01/2011
The quantities worked very well for me. I didn't follow the instructions completely as written - I bloomined the gelatin in a small bowl then stuck it in the microwave for about 8 seconds (it had set so I just needed it to liquify). Then I beat it in to the whipped cream. Since this was a filling for a cake roll I also incorporated about 1T passion fruit puree. Worked like a charm! Read More
(8)
Rating: 3 stars
12/11/2009
This recipe did not give quite enough info on what to expect regarding the speed needed to handle the gelatin; I doubled it for a layer cake. Except for the gelatin it turned out ok but had to pick out the chunks of the gelatin. Read More
(7)
Rating: 1 stars
02/05/2009
I followed the instructions exactly. Icing did not turn out at all. I threw it away. Read More
(5)
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