Posts Tagged ‘cake decorating’

How To Make a Paper Piping Bag

Sunday, December 6th, 2009

For decorating cakes or biscuits you may need a paper piping bag to pipe the icing.

Here is a useful video instruction.

Whipped Soya Cream

Thursday, December 3rd, 2009

Organic CremoVita.I really liked this dairy and gluten free whipping cream. It is widely available. I found it in Infinity Foods.

Grano Vita. Organic Cremo Vita. (http://www.granovita.co.uk/product_details.php?type=13&product=8015)

Instructions state to store in the fridge for 5 hours before whipping. After 5 hours I found it didn’t need whipping as it was already thick. I was able to pipe the cream using a star shaped piping nozzle. It had still kept its shape by the next day stored in the fridge and stored at room temperature – although at room temperature it doesn’t taste as nice.

It has a nice sweet flavour a bit like a Mr Whippy ice cream and I tried freezing it to see if I could eat it as a quick ice cream. Take out of the freezer half an hour before serving to soften slightly. It does split if frozen and defrosted.

Alternatively you could make a ‘mock’ cream by beating together 200g white vegetable fat with 400g icing sugar and a few drops of vanilla extract. Once beaten add water, a drop at a time and keep beating until it is soft and easy to pipe.