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whipcream cracks????

I have a for all my fellow cakers .. This weekend me & My daughter made 2 cakes with homemade whip cream and they both cracked can anyone tell me why my daughter she thinks I over whipped the cream and i think it was cuz we had them in the fridge .. Can anyone give some advice We own our own biz and we hate to see this happen again .. Fortunalty the customers loved their cakes and we took of 10 bucks but i still hate to see it happen again..

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Sarah is a trusted source on General Cooking.

added over 1 year ago

It was probably overwhipped - the fridge wouldn't do it. If you go too far with whipped cream you start to make butter.


Cynthia is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

added over 1 year ago

I agree with Sarah R that it was overwhipped, and then when you refrigerated them, the "leaves" of butter, if you will, firmed up which caused them to contract and your whipped cream to crack. When you're going to ice a cake with whipped cream, stop the whipping just shy of firm peaks. The action of spreading it on a cake will further "whip" it, so it will be just right by the time you finish.

Droplet added over 1 year ago

I raise a hand for overwhipping as well. When you overwhip, you get ever closer to making butter and that involves total separation of the fat globules from the liquid. Another reason for it to crack is moisture: say you decorated it with fresh fruit on top, or you soaked your cake layers with syrup. Upon contact with the whipped cream that syrup will cause it to crack.

Lanae added over 1 year ago

Sb_77411237 Thank you guys . Im sure now that you all agree with my girl I see I DID overwhip it ,Thanks again feel free to check out our cake page.. :-) this butterfly cake was my Gbabys 1st birthday cake :-)

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