Tip: Whipped Cream with Cream Cheese
When piping out lots of whipped topping for cupcakes or mini-tarts, or just covering a cake, we often like to pump up our whipped cream with some cream cheese.
The stiffness and stability comes from the cream cheese, so you hardly have to add any sugar, which can make a refreshing change in a topping for an intense cake or sweetly filled tart. This pipes like a dream but, again, stays soft and light like plain whipped cream.
Cream Cheese Whipped Cream
yields about 5 cups
1 8-ounce package of cream cheese, softened at room temperature for an hour
2 cups whipping cream
4 tablespoons powdered sugar (or to taste)
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Whip the cream cheese in a small bowl until soft and aerated. In a larger bowl whip the cream until it forms soft peaks that collapse. Scrape in the cream cheese and continue whipping on high speed until it forms stiff peaks. Beat in the sugar and vanilla.
Keep refrigerated. This will stay stable and stiff but still have the soft look of whipped cream.