Recipe just covers a 9 in. two layer cake or will top two pies.
For each 2 cups of heavy cream, gradually add 1/2 cup confectioner's sugar and 1/2 tsp. vanilla.Spread over cake and refrigerate.
Variations: add 1 T. instant coffee or 1 T. cocoa (this will thicken like a mousse...yummy)
add liquors of choice, but the cream will be less stable and need to be served the same day e.g. Kirsch or Kahlua
Note: The more butterfat in the cream, the better it will hold up.
Cakes frosted with whipped cream freeze well.