Sam's Club Buttercream

Decorating By tammy624 Updated 19 Mar 2009 , 3:20pm by anews

tammy624 Posted 9 Aug 2008 , 12:57am
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Has anyone ever used sam's club buttercream? And if so does it crust? Will I be able to use the impression mat on it?

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mcdonald Posted 9 Aug 2008 , 1:38am
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I have used it before and couldn't get it to crust. I guess you could probably add some meringue powder to it to help it.

jibbies Posted 9 Aug 2008 , 1:51am
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I have bought it twice. I didn't have any problem with it but I just decided to go back to my own buttercream. I still got compliments but not like I do when I make my own icing.


Shanille21 Posted 9 Aug 2008 , 1:51am
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I just used it tonight and it did crust for me but was not as "crusty" as my homemade buttercream. i usually use indydebi's recipe but had so many this weekend that i decided to try it. I have never used an impression mat but if you put it in the fridge it may work.


ajoycake Posted 9 Aug 2008 , 1:52am
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I started using this product and love it. Many rave reviews on the taste. I think the product does crust, I let my cakes "dry" a little and use paper towel to smooth and it is very forgiving and will smooth and not crack. I have used transfers and it has worked well. I do think the celing fan helps in my kitchen

VickiChicki Posted 9 Aug 2008 , 2:05am
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What is "Sam's Club Buttercream"? - whipped or a true buttercream????
Do you buy it off the shelf at Sam's Club or do you have to ask for it from their bakery department? This is NEW to me!

Shanille21 Posted 9 Aug 2008 , 2:19am
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its usually in the bake near the bakery. its a brand calles dan food. i believe its an all shortening buttercream. i purchased mine from a supply store in my neighborhood but it the same as sams. it preatty goo. i put some more flavoring in mine and it color nice as well. i also used the viva smoothing method and worked great. i treid melvira method but was impatient and it stuck to my roller so i had to viva it.(only have one roller). i would try it if you have a sams in your area.


VickiChicki Posted 9 Aug 2008 , 2:27am
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Thanks so much for the quick response! I will look for it and try it! icon_biggrin.gif

Molly2 Posted 9 Aug 2008 , 3:57am
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I use it all the time and love it it crust really well

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EnjoyTheCake Posted 9 Aug 2008 , 5:42am
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Sam's Club sells a Buttercream icing, Bettercream (whipped icing) and also a glossy chocolate. You can usually find it under the cookies and pies and such, but if you can't find it, ask one of the bakery peeps. They usually have some in the back if it's not on the shelf. Most stores will also let you taste before you decide to buy.

The big tub is about $18 I think. The buttercream is also available in already mixed colors. Or at least it was when I worked in the bakery.

brandiwyne Posted 9 Aug 2008 , 2:53pm
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Molly2 Posted 9 Aug 2008 , 3:09pm
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The big Butter Cream tub of frosting is $28.00 in the DFW Area


tammy624 Posted 18 Aug 2008 , 3:27pm
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do you have to put the frosting in the frig after you open the bucket?

Molly2 Posted 19 Aug 2008 , 1:10am
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No just make sure that the date on the bucket has not expired.


VickiChicki Posted 19 Aug 2008 , 1:13am
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I went and checked it out at my local Sam's Club and it was $26 and it really worked well for us - saved a lot of time and money and I like the taste of it. It sure speeds things up when you have a lot of simple birthday cakes to get done. I am so glad I found out it about here at CC.

anews Posted 19 Mar 2009 , 2:43am
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Can I make this chocolate buttercream by adding cocoa?

THECAKEPLACE Posted 19 Mar 2009 , 2:58pm
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Sams club in Richmond Virginia cost $31.00 but I heard it is worth it.

anews Posted 19 Mar 2009 , 3:06pm
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Thanks, I will check my Sam's.

CristyInMiami Posted 19 Mar 2009 , 3:17pm
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Originally Posted by anews

Can I make this chocolate buttercream by adding cocoa?

Thats how I do it. Then I add a bit of brown food coloring for extra coloring. Just add a bit of cocoa at a time until you are satisfied with the flavor.

anews Posted 19 Mar 2009 , 3:20pm
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Thanks, CristyInMiami, I am going to try tonight.

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