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    • McKneff
    • By McKneff 23rd Mar 10, 7:23 PM
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    I am so sorry,i cant help laughing, i am just getting mental images of
    you whipping this cream like nobody's business.

    I dont understand why its not whipping either, i have never had a problem even straight from the fridge, but thanks for brightening my day.
    make the most of it, we are only here for the weekend.
    and we will never, ever return.
  • heynonnynonny
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    • 23rd Mar 10, 7:31 PM
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    Been at it for what feels like years
  • SUESMITH
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    • 23rd Mar 10, 7:50 PM
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    • 23rd Mar 10, 7:50 PM
    did it whip in the end? just wondered cos last christmas at mils we had the same problem, it just wouldnt go - we all had a go and in the end were killing ourselves laughing, so in hte end with had trifle with runny, frothy cream on top lol
    'We're not here for a long time, we're here for a good time
    • zippychick
    • By zippychick 23rd Mar 10, 7:57 PM
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    • 23rd Mar 10, 7:57 PM
    you're not using a fork are you ? From experience, it won't work!
    A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men
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    • Barneysmom
    • By Barneysmom 23rd Mar 10, 7:58 PM
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    • 23rd Mar 10, 7:58 PM
    If it doesn't whip, add a spoon of milk to help it along.....
    Barney is my border collie.
    • grunnie
    • By grunnie 23rd Mar 10, 8:09 PM
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    • 23rd Mar 10, 8:09 PM
    Add a teaspoon of sugar - it will whip up quicker now
    • zippychick
    • By zippychick 23rd Mar 10, 8:11 PM
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    • 23rd Mar 10, 8:11 PM
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    • 23rd Mar 10, 8:11 PM
    Add a teaspoon of sugar - it will whip up quicker now
    Originally posted by grunnie
    I didn't know sugar helped? I do add a touch for sweetness though
    A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men
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    • Penelope Penguin
    • By Penelope Penguin 23rd Mar 10, 8:23 PM
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    Tried with double and with whipping cream, got my victoria sponge jammed up ready, been whisking it like nobodies business, lots of bubbles but still thin. It was taken out of the fridge cold. Anyone got a technique?
    Originally posted by heynonnynonny
    When I was a little girl, I was told that cream needs to be at room temp to whip properly. Always works for me

    Penny. x
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    • McKneff
    • By McKneff 23rd Mar 10, 8:32 PM
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    Try a small spoon of icing sugar instead of normal heavy sugar
    make the most of it, we are only here for the weekend.
    and we will never, ever return.
  • heynonnynonny
    Oops used granulated sugar No I tried a whisk and a fork. I have walked off and left it in a huff. I had the same problem yesterday using double cream, thought I'd get whipping cream instead, whipping cream my foot it has done !!!!!! all. I will attempt to make buttercream to fill the cake with now!!!
  • heynonnynonny
    PS when I tried it with the double cream yesterday I just ended up pouring runny cream over the sponge like a crazy fool, I put it in the fridge and it ended up a soggy mess oh well you live and learn. I will not let the cream defeat me I will try again in a little while!!
  • Gingernutmeg
    Keep going Sometimes it takes forever for cream to whip and then it'll just go. It can also take ages if you've got a small whip and a small bowl, you really need to put it in as big a bowl as possible and really go at it with a big whisk, to get plenty of air in it.

  • heynonnynonny
    I have the worlds tiniest whisk. Maybe the fact I put it in a mug did not help then. It has been left at room temp do you think I need to chill it again now?
    • zippychick
    • By zippychick 23rd Mar 10, 8:57 PM
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    I have the worlds tiniest whisk. Maybe the fact I put it in a mug did not help then. It has been left at room temp do you think I need to chill it again now?
    Originally posted by heynonnynonny
    Ack darlin. I don't think the mug would help. Big bowl big whisk. OR - i have done this - put it in a watertight tupperware box and give it a good shake for a few mins - that works and you will be like pop eye at the end of it
    A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men
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    • bluebag
    • By bluebag 23rd Mar 10, 9:26 PM
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    Buy the extra thick cream and spoon it out from the pot just before you need it, it's almost as thick as whipped cream but doesn't hold for as long before it becomes a bit runnier.
  • SUESMITH
    you cant whip cream in a mug - sorry!

    we were convinced with mils that they had put single cream in the wrong container at the dairy
    'We're not here for a long time, we're here for a good time
    • thriftlady
    • By thriftlady 24th Mar 10, 6:08 AM
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    I always use electric beaters unless I have thick yellow summer cream from my local farm which whips in a trice.
  • heynonnynonny
    Thanks for helping me all - I put the room temp cream into a huge bowl and hand whisked, and it WORKED!! Thank you for all the advice everyone x
  • Mrs Flittersnoop
    Yep, it was the mug that stopped it whipping - you need a big bowl to make sure that lots of air can get into the cream and whip it up.

    Hope the cake was nice.
    Mrs F x
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