Bettercreme Fun!

Baking By Melvira Updated 2 Dec 2014 , 4:31pm by shikhamj

Melvira Posted 28 Aug 2008 , 9:11pm
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BTW, I was going to post those pix here, but it won't let me. Does anyone know why it would tell me I can't post jpegs in this forum? This has started happening ever since we got the new cupcake forum. But other people have posted pix here, I've seen them! (And I've tried other file extensions to no avail!)

Michelle104 Posted 28 Aug 2008 , 9:57pm
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MEL!! Those are beautiful!! No wonder you are able to enslave people with them!!! icon_razz.gif

Meemawfish Posted 28 Aug 2008 , 9:57pm
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Mel you are a sweet heart for doing this for us. Thank you so much and I can't post a picture either. icon_biggrin.gif

Melvira Posted 28 Aug 2008 , 10:14pm
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Thanks you guys. Of course, I'm probably putting myself out of business! My only hope is that there aren't too many people here from my area. icon_rolleyes.gif

farmom3 Posted 28 Aug 2008 , 10:30pm
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Thanks so much for sharing, thumbs_up.gif

sweetcravings Posted 28 Aug 2008 , 10:32pm
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Sorry to jump in this thread but i have a question about bettercreme. Is it safe for people with nut allergies? Has anyone called the company to inquire? My son has nut allergies so i always wonder these sort of things? It would be wonderful to find an alternate product for me to use when i just don't have the time to make my own buttercream.

fiddlesticks Posted 28 Aug 2008 , 10:32pm
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OH good, And I was just about to order a couple Dozen of each flavor ! But now that I know the secret I guess I can make my own icon_lol.gif

Melvira Posted 28 Aug 2008 , 10:56pm
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OH good, And I was just about to order a couple Dozen of each flavor ! But now that I know the secret I guess I can make my own icon_lol.gif




Har har Fiddle!!

As far as allergies... I am at a loss at to how this would affect someone with nut allergies, but since I don't have a nut allergy I don't know how that works. I don't know what ingredients would set it off. So, I guess in short, my answer is "I dunno". Sorry I am not of more help there.

GrandmaG Posted 28 Aug 2008 , 11:12pm
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Wow Mel, you have really started a great thread! Your cupcakes look great! Are the chocolate peanutbutter frosted with Bettercreme also? Is it falvored?

sweetcravings Posted 28 Aug 2008 , 11:15pm
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OH good, And I was just about to order a couple Dozen of each flavor ! But now that I know the secret I guess I can make my own icon_lol.gif



Har har Fiddle!!

As far as allergies... I am at a loss at to how this would affect someone with nut allergies, but since I don't have a nut allergy I don't know how that works. I don't know what ingredients would set it off. So, I guess in short, my answer is "I dunno". Sorry I am not of more help there.




I'm figuring there is probably no 'nut' products in the bettercreme, it's the manufacturing i'm worried about. Would it be made on the same line as something that contains nuts? Cross contamination is my worry.

Melvira Posted 28 Aug 2008 , 11:21pm
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Yes GrandmaG, they are! YUMMMM! Reese's syrup mixed with Bettercreme is a dessert all on it's own! Hahaha!

I see what you mean about cross contamination sweetcravings!! I hadn't thought of that. I am not sure if they make anything that contains nuts, so I think it would be a good idea to send them a request for info and find out! If you do... would you mind sharing any info you get in this thread?? It would be great for others who are curious to know!! Thanks!

fiddlesticks Posted 29 Aug 2008 , 12:56am
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Maybe I missed it but has any one tried a lime bettercreme or a choc coffee mocha?

Melvira Posted 29 Aug 2008 , 1:13am
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Maybe I missed it but has any one tried a lime bettercreme or a choc coffee mocha?




Yes, and you MUST try the chocolate mocha!! I used Hershey's syrup and Torani Kahlua flavored syrup. Mmmmmm. That is MESSED UP GOOD! I'm telling you, you can do ANYTHING!!

ETA: Even though it's the end of the season, you may still be able to find Lime Snow Cone Syrup... that is good stuff too! That adds a little sweetness! Otherwise try one of the gourmet coffee syrups like Torani!

fiddlesticks Posted 29 Aug 2008 , 1:19am
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Thanks Mel. Did I miss it in your list and pictures ?

tonedna Posted 29 Aug 2008 , 1:30am
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Khalua or even some mix instant coffee..yummy
Edna I have to try the hersheys coffee syrup!
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fiddlesticks Posted 29 Aug 2008 , 1:34am
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Edna dear how are ya !

tonedna Posted 29 Aug 2008 , 3:45am
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I am a little under the weather fiddlesticks..and six weddings..grr..but all in all ok
Edna icon_biggrin.gif

PJ37 Posted 29 Aug 2008 , 4:01am
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All these variations for Bettercream sound yummie. Thanks everyone for sharing!

Tug Posted 29 Aug 2008 , 4:12am
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Any suggestions on how long to whip the liquid to get to the right consistency? 10 minutes, 15 minutes?

Melvira Posted 29 Aug 2008 , 11:40am
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Any suggestions on how long to whip the liquid to get to the right consistency? 10 minutes, 15 minutes?




I wish I could say, but it can vary. Sometimes six minutes, sometimes longer, sometimes less. Oh boy... am I helpful or what?? icon_rolleyes.gif

fiddlesticks Posted 29 Aug 2008 , 12:55pm
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Tug..I can tell you that you will know when its ready! Not said as a joke.. when its whipped to the right consistency you will look at it and say Oh its ready !

tonedna Posted 29 Aug 2008 , 2:44pm
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I know by the sound of KA...is like is trowing it side to side of the machine...strange noise..lol
Edna

MacsMom Posted 29 Aug 2008 , 2:53pm
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Khalua or even some mix instant coffee..yummy
Edna I have to try the hersheys coffee syrup!
Edna icon_biggrin.gif




And International Delight creamer has a great Mocha Mudslide flavor that tastes like Kahlua!

MacsMom Posted 29 Aug 2008 , 2:55pm
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OOPS! It's called "White Chocolate Mudslide"

tonedna Posted 29 Aug 2008 , 3:22pm
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Yumm...will look for it..thanks... icon_lol.gifEdna icon_biggrin.gif

fiddlesticks Posted 29 Aug 2008 , 3:53pm
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Thanks !Sounds delicious !
Edna I hope you feel better !

fiddlesticks Posted 29 Aug 2008 , 4:48pm
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Question Mel ole buddy !
Ok on the cuppys with.. lets just say the peanut buttercup on top, Did you fill with bettercreme thats what? just flavored with the pb syrup or did you also add a pudding or a cream cheese to ?? What do you use most ? Which filling recipe ? Flavored bettercreme or the one with the pudding, cream cheese, milk? Whats your most often go to filling ? If you want to share the secret ??

Melvira Posted 29 Aug 2008 , 5:20pm
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Question Mel ole buddy !
Ok on the cuppys with.. lets just say the peanut buttercup on top, Did you fill with bettercreme thats what? just flavored with the pb syrup or did you also add a pudding or a cream cheese to ?? What do you use most ? Which filling recipe ? Flavored bettercreme or the one with the pudding, cream cheese, milk? Whats your most often go to filling ? If you want to share the secret ??




Honestly, my favorite is the "Lighter" version simply because you can eat more of it! icon_rolleyes.gif
Oh, and to answer your first question... the cupcake you mentioned is Devil's food cupcake filled with Bettercreme that was whipped with Reese's peanut butter syrup, iced with same, then a mini PB cup for garnish. It's actually quite a light and refreshing little indulgence. It's not a heavy, 'now I feel like I should go do 200 sit-ups' dessert!

fiddlesticks Posted 29 Aug 2008 , 5:42pm
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Thanks Mel ! I just wondered because I have been making the bettercreme syrup flavored fillings, With the same icing on top and wondered if that might not be over powering the cake flavor at all. Everyone loves my cake,flavor and moistness, But I also dont want them to be all icing/filling and NO cake flavor ya know ?
I have had nothing but good reviews on them so far.I fill the top making 3 holes so as to have plenty of filling and not just a dap in 1 spot.How do you fill yours ?

Chef_Rinny Posted 29 Aug 2008 , 6:10pm
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Has anyone ever heard of or used Velvet Top or Velvety Top? I think that's the name of it....Dawn is the manufacturer. Anyway, can't get Bettercreme but I could get this and they said it's the same just different company. I got some to try and was wondering if there are any opinions out there?? Laughing




I've used Dawn Velvet Top-same stuff as the Rich's bettercreme! Love it!

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