Make-Ahead Whipped Cream Frosting
1/2 tsp. unflavored gelatin
1 Tbsp. cold water
1 c. whipping cream
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 Tbsp. sugar
In a small bowl, sprinkle gelatin over the water. Set bowl in 1 inch of hot water in a saucepan. Let stand until gelatin dissolves. Remove and let mixture cool for 1 minute. In a small bowl with an electric mixer, whip the cream until almost stiff, then add dissolved gelatin mixture, salt and vanilla, and sugar. Continue beating until stiff peaks form. Cover and chill in refrigerator. Before spreading, beat with a spoon to blend.
Makes enough for 8-9 inch pan. Will last for 4 days.