Whipple cream is a type of clay used in the creation of toys and decorative baked goods. Whipple cream is a non-edible imitation of whipped cream. To make whipple cream, all you need is some art clay, glue, and supplies like a spray bottle and a ruler.
Part 1 Preparing the Clay
1. Place your clay in the bag, broken into small pieces. To get your clay to a mixable consistency, break it up into small pieces. Take a large piece of art clay and break it up. Put the pieces in a plastic bag.
There is no set amount of art clay that must be used. Remove as much as you require for your whipple cream. More art clay will result in more cream.
If your clay is very thick or dry, you can soften it by working it with your fingers before breaking it into pieces.
2. Add water in small amounts until the desired consistency is reached. Fill your spritzer bottle halfway with tap water. To begin, spray a small amount. For instance, spritz the water ten times. Then, seal your bag, leaving a small amount of air in it, and work the clay through the bag with your fingers. Continue to add small amounts of water at a time until you reach the desired consistency.
The texture should be similar to that of marshmallow fluff. If you’ve never had marshmallow fluff, it’s similar to slightly hardened whipped cream.
3. Place the clay on one side of the bag. Seal the bag and push the clay through with your fingers. All of your clay should be concentrated on one side of the bag. Cut a hole in the corner where the clay sits once the clay is in one side of the bag.
Part 2 Mixing in the Other Ingredients
1. To soften the whipple cream, add glue. Reopen the bag and add some school glue. As with the water, start with a small amount and gradually increase as needed. The whipple cream should not be too runny, but the glue should slightly loosen it. Add enough glue to the bag so that the whipple cream can be easily squeezed out.
Pinch the open side of the bag closed while doing this to prevent glue from leaking out.
2. If you want a specific colour, add food colouring. You can colour the whipple cream with a small amount of food colouring. Then, using your fingers, work the cream together until the colour is evenly distributed. If you want a darker colour after you’ve added your first colour, add a little more food colouring.
There is no set amount to add, as there is with the other ingredients. You can start with a small amount and gradually increase the amount if the colour is too light.
3. Fill a pastry bag halfway with the bag. Insert the nozzle into the pastry bag by placing it inside the bag and pushing it through the corner opening. Then, insert your plastic bag containing the whipple cream into the pastry bag. Insert the corner of the plastic bag with the opening into the pastry bag’s nozzle.
Part 3 Avoiding Common Mistakes
1. Different types of glue should not be substituted. Whiple cream should not be made with superglue, industrial glue, or rubber cement. Only use school glue, such as Elmer’s glue, because it has the proper consistency for whipple cream.
2. Keep the whipple cream in a cool, dry place. When you’re finished with the whipple cream, remove it from the pastry bag. Twist the end of the plastic bag to remove most of the air, then secure it with a rubber band. You can keep your whipple cream in the refrigerator until you’re ready to use it again.
If your whipple cream becomes dry between uses, simply add more water. It should last for a while if you keep adding water, but it will dry out after a few months. The shelf life of whipple cream is determined by how frequently you use it and the temperature of your home.
3. Make it clear to children that they should not consume the cream. If you’re using whipple cream for crafts with young children, make it clear that the cream should not be eaten. Whiple cream may be mistaken for food by children, but it contains no edible ingredients. Tell the kids something like, “Although the whipple cream appears to be food, it is not. Use it solely for decoration.”
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