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Victoria sponge but no mixer for whipping cream

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nappyaddict Thu 11-Jul-13 11:14:27

I want to make a victoria sponge for MIL's birthday. I have butter, double cream, raspberries and strawberries.

I just realised I don't have anything for whipping the cream.

Can I put something else in the middle and on the top?

Carolra Thu 11-Jul-13 11:17:23

Do you have icing sugar for butter icing? Butter, icing sugar, drop of warm water? I often do this for a Vic Sponge if I need it to keep for a bit longer than fresh cream would. You can always serve it with poured cream...?

Or you can whip the cream by hand... although I shudder at the thought!

pootlebug Thu 11-Jul-13 11:18:14

Eh? I have a mixer, but still normally whip cream by hand. Barely takes any longer than getting the mixer out of the cupboard.

notso Thu 11-Jul-13 11:25:00

I do it by hand too, it doesn't take long!
It whips more quickly if the cream is room temperature rather than straight from the fridge.

notso Thu 11-Jul-13 11:26:13

Oh and if you have some vanilla paste mix some into the cream, delicious!

Balloon whisk, or a £5 electric whisk. I wouldn't use my mixer to whip cream for one cake TBH.

burberryqueen Thu 11-Jul-13 11:29:20

last time i whipped cream i used a fork and it took about five minutes - bit of an armache though...

nappyaddict Thu 11-Jul-13 14:43:27

Oh will do it by hand then. I thought it would take ages because I have bought double cream and not whipping cream. Don't have time to buy an electric whisk as I need to do it this afternoon.

Cakebitch Fri 12-Jul-13 14:33:26

Double cream takes far less time to whip than whipping. its denser too when whipped. be careful not to over whip though. mmmm. could just eat a slice now.

wriggletto Mon 15-Jul-13 14:24:12

I always whip cream with a balloon whisk, rather than in the mixer - double cream especially can go from nice-and-thick to butter in a second, and it's much easier to spot when it's about to turn when you're doing it by hand. I made some choux buns at the weekend, and it literally took about 10 seconds of whisking to get room temperature double cream thick enough to pipe.

CharlotteBronteSaurus Mon 15-Jul-13 14:25:53

it's a only a 5-10 minute job, although hard work

or <controversial> leave out the cream. I much prefer a Victoria Sponge with just jam.

foxybingodotcom Mon 15-Jul-13 14:29:52

Do you have a stick blender at all? Takes about 30 secs.

SoftSheen Mon 15-Jul-13 14:34:01

A classic Victoria sponge has just sieved raspberry jam in the middle and castor sugar sprinkled on top.

However, if you want to use cream, just whip it with a fork. Will take a few minutes but the result will be absolutely fine. Or you could be really decadent and just buy some clotted cream, which doesn't require any whipping!

nappyaddict Tue 16-Jul-13 17:45:32

Why did I not think of that. Clotted cream is much nicer anyway!!

nappyaddict Wed 17-Jul-13 11:38:25

Do you lot add icing sugar to double cream/clotted cream filling?

ZenGardener Wed 17-Jul-13 11:41:34

I'd put the cream and fruit in the middle then sieve some icing sugar on top. Wouldn't mix icing sugar with the cream.

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