Hi Bold Bakers!
One of my favorite things about the holidays is all the fun you can have with getting creative! I am a sucker for all the fun ways to celebrate from sugar cookies in fun shapes, to wreaths, lights and decorations. While I don’t usually like anything too cutsie or froo-froo in my baking, I do think this is the one time of year to Boldly Bake, using those pretty cookie cutters and colored sprinkles. Thus this little idea for Frozen Whipped Cream shapes!
My Frozen Whipped Cream decorations could not be easier to make, or more effective. I love the little things I can do to take everyday things and make them festive, no pressure, no fuss. I think there is something really great about a simple mug of my Best-Ever Hot Chocolate topped with these beautiful frozen whipped cream decorations.
Frozen Whipped Cream is really as easy as whipping cream and a bit of liquor or Vanilla Extract then freezing them on a flat tray overnight. When guests come around, or family is in town, all you have to do is get out your favorite little candy cane (or star, or Christmas tree) cookie cutter and cut out your whipped cream garnishes.
You’d be surprised how well these work, they do not just melt away, they really hold their shape. Talk about a trick of the trade, this recipe just shows that a simple little thing like whipped cream can be turned into something really special, making your holiday entertaining so much more relaxed!
Have you seen my Holiday Baking Headquarters page? There you will find every recipe you could possibly need for the Holidays including Easy Sugar Cookies, my Last Minute Christmas Pudding, and more edible gifts!
- 1 1/2 cups (12floz/350ml) cold heavy whipping cream
- 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
- optional: 2 tablespoons Grand Marnier , or your favorite liqueur
- Vanilla extract be added in place of the liqueur.
- Line a 8x8 inch tray (or any small tray) with parchment paper
- In a large bowl, whisk together the cream, sugar and Grand Marnier (if using) until the cream reaches a soft peak.
- Use a spatula to spread the whipped cream onto your tray, taking care to even out the top.
- Freeze until solid (I recommend doing this the night before. If you freeze overnight)
- Using festive cookie cutters, press firmly into the cream and lift straight up, Lay back on the tray and store in the freezer until ready to use. .
- When ready to serve top each of your Hot Chocolates with a frozen Whipped Cream.
Do think about adding these to your other baking, slices of tart, pies, or mug cakes.
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