I didn't used to like whipped cream very much.
Whenever they would add it to my sundae, I would always scrape it off to get to the ice cream.
(Maybe it wasn't so much that I didn't like whipped cream, as it was that I love LOVE ice cream).
But somewhere along the way I found a stronger affection for whipped cream.
And it's growing daily.
And it grew even more last weekend when I figured out that you can use cupcake stencils to decorate your whipped cream too!
Even better, I got these stencils from Michaels fall clearance section for like 90% off or something.
Just pour your drink of choice (hot chocolate/coffee/chocolate milk),
Top with whipped cream,
Then take your cupcake stencil and your hot cocoa mix
(cinnamon would probably work well too. We tried cocoa powder first, but it was too clumpy)
tips: Try not to dip stencil into the whipped cream.
When you go to lift off the stencil, it pulls the whipped cream up and stretches your word/stencil.
The more the better, you can see that "yum" above is the best looking, that's because we were most generous with the hot cocoa powder on that one
When you do it thicker (like "yum") it lasts a long time and doesn't spread too much when it's moved. When it's thinner it doesn't last nearly as long and stretches a lot when you move it.
It's better to use homemade whipped cream, or let your drink be hot so it melts a bit.
The picture will be much clearer if the whipped cream flattens out.
It's great for a hot cocoa bar, or just a cozy Saturday morning...
looks good, and tastes good too!
What do you think?
What else could put whipped cream on top of?
Even better, what else could you stencil?