Do they sell it in grocery stores? I went to my Sam's club and they do not have it. I am in Indiana. Does anybody have a suggestion? Thanks!
I'm pretty sure in Indiana it's called Rich's buttercream. I'm in Anderson and I bought it at GFS.
It's good stuff!
Thanks! Do you use it as icing or filling or what? Does it have good flavor or do I have to add to it?
You can use it as either. It is sweet, but more the texture of whipped cream. If you've ever bought a cake with whipped icing from like Marsh or Payless...It's kind of like that. You can use it for filling recipes when making a mousse instead of whipping cream as it holds up better and doesn't need the refrigeration. You have to play with the flavoring a little though, as it is already sweetened. If you used it straight out for the whipping cream, you might find it's too sweet. I think I just whipped it and added a packet of Jello or pudding, what ever flavor you want, and used it for filling. It's been a while though. But I remember that it was tasty! I'm actually going to try mixing in some crushed oreos for my hubby's graduation cake next month.
Pastry pride and Rich's Bettercreme are two different products, I have only used the chocolate version of Rich's though so I can't say what the taste difference for the vanilla is.. but the chocolate whipped up to a similar texture to the pastry pride. I don't know if you have Smart and Final, but thats where I find it.
Pastry Pride is available in Smart and Final here in CA. Rich's Chocolate Bettercreme is killer...mix some Kahlua or coffee flavoring to kick-it-up notch!!!
There are 3 products: Pastry Pride, Frostn and Pride and Premier Pride. I prefer Frost and Pride, IMO the texture is a tad firmer than the other two products and the taste is more like that of homemade whipped heavy cream. All 3 products must be whipped at a slower setting on your mixer to avoid creating air bubbles. They also freeze very well both in liquid and whipped form for months.
I use this as my B/C (fondant accents cannot be used with these products as they will melt) and base for my mousse's and fillings. I'm still playing around with the filling variations and flavors and so far I've had nothing but high marks from family and friends. Enjoy!!