Using unflavored gelatin helps stabilize the whipped cream. If desired, substitute with 3 ounces of flavored gelatin or instant pudding mix. If substituting, use only 1 3//4 cups of confectioners’ sugar. If using a disposable aluminum baking pan, the cook time will be closer to 40 minutes. The strawberry shortcake topping can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 4 weeks and use as a topping for parfaits, ice cream, pancakes or waffles.