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I'd like to prepare some whipped double cream in advance for a dessert I'm making. How long will the cream stay whipped (i.e. peaky) if I do it in advance?

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If you whisk very cold cream in a very cold bowl, and keep it very cold, it should hold for about 3-4 hours. Longer than that and it can start to separate.

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Great, thanks, you've saved me having a messy disaster. –  Nick Hawes Sep 2 '12 at 7:55

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