Floridians: Publix Buttercream

Decorating By DesignerCakes Updated 13 Mar 2009 , 9:13pm by lomikesa

DesignerCakes Posted 29 Apr 2008 , 1:07pm
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I was in a Publix supermarket the other day (while on vacation) and bought a single serving slice of white cake with white buttercream icing from their bakery.

I always eat cake, no matter where I am - not only because I love it, but because I am curious to sample what others are buying. I have to say that the cake and icing was absolutely delicious! I don't like Costco or Sam's cake, and quite frankly, haven't found I like much of anything that is mass produced - with the exception of the Publix cake I had a few days ago. It was moist, flavorful, and the buttercream was absolutely delicious. I don't even like regular buttercream, so much so, that I only offer IMBC to my clients.

Does anyone happen to know what kind of buttercream is used at Publix? No one there was able to tell me, but I am just dying of curiousity as to whether they make their own or whether they use a commercial premade product. I don't think I will stop offering IMBC exclusively, but kudos to the Publix folks for making (or buying) such a tasty product for use on thier cakes. I was definitely sold! I am stopping to get another piece before I head back home. Shhhh, don't tell anyone I said that!!!

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cakequeen50 Posted 29 Apr 2008 , 8:00pm
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Publix uses a "base" then adds to it. The base has shortening and vanilla and milkpwder and preservatives. They add butter , water and pwd sugar to it.
I have a b.c. that is similar, I will pm you. You may like it, or not. It is soft, not crusting, not too sweet, and a bit whipped.

JanH Posted 29 Apr 2008 , 8:03pm
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cakequeen50, would you be so kind as to pm that great sounding recipe to me. icon_smile.gif

Pretty please....

4starcakes Posted 29 Apr 2008 , 8:10pm
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cakeqeen50 I would also love to have that recipe if you could pm me. I would really appreciate it.
Thanks in advance!

Jayde Posted 29 Apr 2008 , 10:08pm
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I would love the recipe too CQ, if you would pm it to me please?!? I am always looking for not too sweet BC recipes.

Nelly413 Posted 30 Apr 2008 , 1:17am
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it sounds really good, I would love to try it. If you don't mind sharing you can pm me as well.
Thank you in advance icon_wink.gif

isabelianico Posted 30 Apr 2008 , 1:25am
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cakequeen50, I would love to try that as well. It sounds delicious! Would you mind PM'ing me the recipe?

chinadoll652003 Posted 30 Apr 2008 , 1:29am
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It sounds like we would all like the recipe cakequeen! Would you add me to the list please?

Thank you.

TheButterWench Posted 30 Apr 2008 , 1:36am
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Add me too, Looking for a cheaper alternative to offer my fridge cakes than SMBC too. thanks!

slb1956 Posted 30 Apr 2008 , 1:52am
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I would also appreciate your recipe ...thanks in advance.
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Doug Posted 30 Apr 2008 , 2:07am
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and yet another email to send, thank you.

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sugarMomma Posted 30 Apr 2008 , 2:09am
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Please add me, but you may save time by just posting it on this thread, as I'm sure I won't be the last to ask!

LusciousCakes Posted 30 Apr 2008 , 2:10am
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Me too please! I would love a copy of your recipe. Thanks!

lovetofrost Posted 30 Apr 2008 , 2:11am
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i would too if you don't mind
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mamajan61 Posted 30 Apr 2008 , 2:21am
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I would also be interested in trying that recipe. I love to try new recipes.... at least once.

tenleysmommy Posted 30 Apr 2008 , 2:24am
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me too please, [email protected] .Thank you

SueW Posted 30 Apr 2008 , 2:26am
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Can I get in on the PM list? I am going to FL this w/e and may have to stop in at Pulix icon_biggrin.gif

Dee1219 Posted 30 Apr 2008 , 2:29am
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Hello could you pretty please icon_lol.gif send it to me?!?

heyjude Posted 30 Apr 2008 , 2:32am
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Put me on the list as well if you don't end up posting the recipe in this thread.

Thanks! :]

KKC Posted 30 Apr 2008 , 2:41am
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Supposedly, Publix will sell you some of their buttercream.

minerva16 Posted 30 Apr 2008 , 2:41am
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Cake Queen

Please add me to the list as well.


lorrieg Posted 30 Apr 2008 , 2:49am
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me too, me too!!!
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joaaaann Posted 30 Apr 2008 , 2:49am
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Me too please?? thumbs_up.gif [email protected]

heyjude Posted 30 Apr 2008 , 2:51am
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Originally Posted by Kivia

Supposedly, Publix will sell you some of their buttercream.

Here in Tennessee, it's $4/lb.

delisa01 Posted 30 Apr 2008 , 2:53am
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Me too please!


rmelendrez Posted 30 Apr 2008 , 3:01am
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Cake Queen...Here in Ca too please at [email protected] if you don't post here on CC. Many thanks.

KKC Posted 30 Apr 2008 , 3:07am
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cakequeen50...thanks a bunch for the recipe. I'll let you know how I like it. Thanks again!!

kayla1505 Posted 30 Apr 2008 , 3:07am
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oh please email me the recipe too

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cakequeen50 Posted 30 Apr 2008 , 3:08am
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OMG!!! I can't believe there are so many requests for this.
Well here it is, again it is NOT Publix's recipe, it is only similar!

I use Crisco and a tiny bit of high ratio, but it can be easily made with just Crisco.

3 cups plus 4 oz shortening (or 3 cups short. and 3 sticks of butter)

2 sticks butter
_______________mix til creamy

2 pounds plus 6 ounces 10X sugar--------add slowly

2 tablespoons vanilla or 1 2/3 tB.imitation vanilla. add til combined, scraping bowl.

1/8 cup pasteurized egg white. add and mix on med-med hi. speed for about 3 minutes. It will be a tiny bit shiny from the egg whites.

Also, Publix makes up big batches of this and before the decorator uses it, they add some simple syrup and re-whip it for a bit til smooth.


kayla1505 Posted 30 Apr 2008 , 3:28am
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thank you cakequeen50 icon_smile.gif

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