Dream Whip Substitute

Baking By zolacakes Updated 21 Oct 2008 , 10:54pm by jonahsmommy

zolacakes Posted 20 Sep 2008 , 5:33pm
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Last time I wrote, I needed a good buttercream recipe. Well indydebbie's is delicious and I use it often. My problem is this......I need to make LARGE quanities of this icing and I was just wondering if anyone had a suggestion on what to use in place of the "Dream Whip". I can't keep buying boxes of this stuff because it's too expensive for the amount I need for each batch. Does it come in bulk perhaps?

Anyway....I'd be very greatful for any input. Thanks,everyone! icon_smile.gif

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Deb_ Posted 21 Sep 2008 , 8:27pm
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I know what you mean, I've looked at Sam's and BJ's here in MA and they don't sell Dream Whip icon_cry.gificon_cry.gif . I agree it gets expensive....so I think I'll only use that recipe on my Summer Wedding cakes when it's humid. My other BC holds up o.k. the rest of the time.

Hey, I just noticed we have the same Birthday.....cool thumbs_up.gif

zolacakes Posted 22 Sep 2008 , 2:57pm
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Gah! Well, it's good to know I'm not alone! I'll have to try the recipe without the dream whip. Hopefully it won't make much of a difference.

November 16th.....yay for Scorpios!! party.gifthumbs_up.gif

zolacakes Posted 22 Sep 2008 , 2:58pm
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Gah! Well, it's good to know I'm not alone! I'll have to try the recipe without the dream whip. Hopefully it won't make much of a difference.

November 16th.....yay for Scorpios!! party.gifthumbs_up.gif

JessDesserts Posted 22 Sep 2008 , 3:23pm
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Hi Everyone!

Where ( or how) can I find the buttercream recipe using Dream Whip?

Thanks in advance!!!

Jessika icon_razz.gif

zolacakes Posted 22 Sep 2008 , 7:30pm
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jlsheik Posted 22 Sep 2008 , 7:43pm
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The problem with the no dream whip is the trans fat or the lack there of...the dream whip binds it together and thats why it holds up better. It probably won't hold color either very well.
I had to adjust my cake cost to be able to afford the good stuff....for me it is worth it!
If someone does know of a lower cost version I am sure alot of us would want to know!!

zolacakes Posted 22 Sep 2008 , 9:11pm
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Dear jlsheik,
You are correct about it not holding color as well. When I added color to my old recipe, it broke down and seperated quickly. I'm on a quest now to find a cheaper solution. (But of course one that won't compromise the taste) icon_razz.gif

7yyrt Posted 25 Sep 2008 , 2:51pm
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I did a little search for you. All I could find were to substitute Cool Whip for Dream Whip for whipped cream, until I came to this.
Posted: 1 October 2006 11:44 am  
COOL WHIP substitute
Non-dairy Creamer [coffee creamer] can be whipped into topping like dream whip. I get the large jars at Sam's club & the directions are on them. It's 2 parts creamer to 1 part cold milk: sugar & vanilla to taste. It takes 5 - 7 minutes of whipping at high speed until stiff. Keep on hand for when you are out of cool whip. Pretty handy. and so much cheaper than dream whip. Chris in NM
Perhaps it will give you an idea to experiment with?

zolacakes Posted 25 Sep 2008 , 4:53pm
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7yyrt......thank you sooo much for the suggestion! I will pick some up the next time I go to Sam's. Thanks again! Have a great day! thumbs_up.gif

jlsheik Posted 25 Sep 2008 , 4:59pm
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Just wondering if you can add in the creamer 3 tbs like the dream whip.
Indi help us if you are watching this thread and chuckling at us!!!

I hate to ruin a batch of frosting but maybe I will try it.

WillowRose12007 Posted 25 Sep 2008 , 5:16pm
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I found some whipped topping mix on Amazon I think it's called Njoy, it is the same as dream whip only a lot cheaper. It comes in a box of 12 packages of 12 ounces each. I bought it over the summer, so I don't remember exactly what I paid for it, but I know it was a fraction of the cost of dream whip. I searched for an alternative because I also thought the dream whip was too expensive.

tiggy2 Posted 25 Sep 2008 , 5:16pm
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I don't know that cream will solve the problem with the new crisco. I would stick with the dream whip or find another recipe. You might try sugarshack's recipe.

calicopurr Posted 28 Sep 2008 , 8:43pm
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So if I understand this correctly...
indydebi's recipe for buttercream does not hold color well if made exactly the way it is written? Is her recipe for the new non trans fat Crisco?

zolacakes Posted 28 Sep 2008 , 10:16pm
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Inideby's recipe holds color better than my old recipe. I suppose it depends how much coloring you add.

I DID find a recipe for icing using merinque powder. Hmmmm......

indydebi Posted 29 Sep 2008 , 12:07am
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What kind of Dream Whip prices are you seeing in your part of the country?

In my area, I get Dream Whip at Walmart .... $3.84 for the big box. It has 4 envelopes. Each envelope makes at least 2 batches (normally 2.5) of icing ... a batch defined as 2-lbs p.sugar. This breaks down to about $0.48 per batch of icing. For a 3-tier wedding cake for 100, I can get by with four 2-lb bags of sugar ..... that's only $2 worth of dream whip in a $300 cake.

tiggy2 Posted 29 Sep 2008 , 12:17am
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I've had no problem with it holding color, check out my hamburger cake in my photos. Very vibrant colors.

jonahsmommy Posted 21 Oct 2008 , 10:54pm
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I'm sorry in my opinion there is no substitute for dream whip in any recipe for instance besides cake cherry yum yum cool whip doesn't even come close but really for the cost it isn't that bad for the quality of product.

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