How to Make Mock Cream



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  • 4 tbsp
  • 4 tbsp
    Caster Sugar
  • 4 tbsp
    Boiling Water
  • 4 tbsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    Vanilla Extract Or Vanilla Essence

Nutrition Information

Qty per
27g serve
Qty per
Energy 195cal 724cal
Protein 0.47g 1.73g
Fat (total) 4.1g 15.24g
 – saturated 2.54g 9.45g
Carbohydrate 2.44g 9.06g
 – sugars 2.46g 9.13g
Dietary Fibre 0.5g 1.86g
Sodium 5.9mg 21.8mg

Please Note – Nutritional information is provided as a guide only and may not be accurate.

Mock Cream is a popular alternative to real cream..

How to Make Mock Cream

It is sweet, thick and delicious and is perfect for icing birthday cakes.  It is easy to colour, is stable and tastes totally yum!

Mock Cream lasts a whole lot longer if you need to make a birthday cake in advance. And Mock Cream is traditionally spread over the entire cake (sides and all) which makes the cake stay fresher for longer.

Mock Cream is also used as an alternative to fresh cream in doughnuts and lamingtons.

Most bakeries use a version of Mock Cream for their display cakes and Mock Cream is used as the main icing used by cake decorators.

You can add any colours or flavours you like – but this is a standard vanilla version.

Other great icing recipes to try out include:

Here’s how to make mock cream!

Mock Cream Icing | Stay at Home


  1. Using electric beaters cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.

  2. Whilst continually beating, slowly add the boiling water alternatively with the milk until all the sugar is dissolved and the mixture is smooth.

  3. Add the vanilla extract and any colours or flavourings you desire.

Recipe Hints and Tips:

  • Mock Cream is not suitable for freezing.
  • Mock Cream will keep sealed in an air tight container in the fridge for up to three days.
  • For lots more icing recipes, check out our Icing section on our Recipe Page
  • This recipe is enough to ice a 22″ cake.

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